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Kazoku gêmu

Kazoku gêmu
Movie: Kazoku gêmu(1983)[tt0087545] A sendup of the stereo-typical Japanese family: dad is a salaryman jerk, unable to relate to anyone; mom is a hopeless housewife; the older son is a moderate academic success; but the younger son is a rebellious goof-off for whom a tutor must be hired. The tutor, played by the prototypical bad-boy actor Matsuda Yusaku, proceeds to blow the entire family apart (Matsuda's role is modeled on the myth of Susano-o no mikoto, the renegade deity who figures in the Kojiki). Written byDavid Pollack <pollack@troi.cc.rochester.edu>
Title Kazoku gêmu
Release Date 4 June 1983 (Japan)
Runtime
Genres Comedy, Drama
Production Companies Art Theatre Guild (ATG), New Century, Nikkatsu
Yûsaku Matsuda
Yûsaku Matsuda...
Yoshimoto, the tutor...
Ichirôta Miyakawa
Ichirôta Miyakawa...
Shigeyuki, the younger br...
Yoneko Matsukane
Yoneko Matsukane...
Shigeyuki's English teach...

Reviews

gordon-31 on 16 August 2001
A middle-class Japanese teenager won't study to pass exams to get into high school so a tutor is hired. The tutor, who is basically a slob, gets the done. The family lives in a high-rise apartment across the Sumida River from Tokyo and it is interesting to see what family life is like in that set-up. The teenager's mother tries valiantly to see her children succeed in a rather chaotic situation.The Japanese education system is a rat-race to pass exams. It deserves a better story than this one.

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