COUNTRY: Japan YEAR: 2023 RUNTIME: 126 min

DIRECTED BY: Hirokazu Kore-eda

LANGUAGE(S): Japanese


CAST: Ando Sakura, Eita Nagayama, Yuko Tanaka, Hiiragi Hinata, Mitsuki Takahata, Akihiro Kukuta, Shidou Nakamura, Soya Kurokawa

SCRIPT: Yuji Sakamoto

PRODUCED BY: Hisanori Hiranuma, Tom Yoda


EDITED BY: Hirokazu Kore-eda

SCORE: Sakamoto Ryuichi



When her young son Minato starts to behave strangely, his mother feels that there is something wrong.

Discovering that a teacher is responsible, she storms into the school demanding to know what’s going on. But as the story unfolds through the eyes of mother, teacher and child, the truth gradually emerges.

Hirokazu Kore-eda

Kore-eda Hirokazu was born in Tokyo in 1962. In 1995 he made his directorial debut with MABOROSI and in 1998 his film AFTER LIVE (1998) brought him international acclaim. His films have been screened at numerous international festivals and won prizes at Cannes, among others. In 2014, he founded his own production company Bun-Buku.

However (1991), Lesson from a Calf (1991), August Without Him (1994), Maborosi (1995), Without Memory (1996), After Life (1998), Distance (2001), Nobody Knows (2004), Hana (2006), So I Can Be Alright: Cocco’s Endless Journey (2008), Still Walking (2008), Air Doll (2009), Going My Home (2011), I Wish (2011), Like Father, Like Son (2013), Our Little Sister (2015), After the Storm (2016), The Third Murder (2017), Shoplifters (2018), The Truth (2019), Broker (2022), Monster (2023)

PRODUCTION: Gaga Corporation, Tōhō; Fuji Television, AOI Pro., Bun-Buku

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GERMAN DISTRIBUTOR: Plaion Pictures Gmbh (