Family Secrets (2006)

Family Secrets is a Japanese movie directed by Shotaro Kobayashi. It was released by Slow Learner in Japan on December 2, 2006.

Masahiro Hisano plays a teenager named Kenji Shimamura who has trouble being intimate with his girlfriend Noriko (Mitsuki Tanimura) after a lifetime of watching his parents bicker over his father’s infidelity. After he spurns her advances, causing her to storm off in an offended rage, he decides it’s time to seek psychological help. Unfortunately, that costs money and the best way to earn some quick cash in his family is to spy on his dad for his mother.

Shimamura quickly discovers his dad has a young girlfriend named Yukari (Chisun). Figuring the best way to deal with this gracefully is to come clean with Yukari he tells her all about their family and the real estate business his parents run together. Unfortunately, however, his plan backfires. Instead of being scared off Yukari applies for a job at the family business and befriends Kenji’s mother, setting up a chain of events that makes things awkward for everyone involved.

Movie info

Original title
Transliterated title
Kazoku no Hiketsu
Release date
December 2, 2006
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Featured Cast

Actor Role
Masahiro Hisano Masahiro Hisano Kenji Shimamura
Yoko Akino Yoko Akino Kyoko Shimamura
Jakujaku Katsura Jakujaku Katsura Koji Shimamura
Chisun Chisun Yukari Osawa
Mitsuki Tanimura Mitsuki Tanimura Noriko Sakurai
Hajime Tsukumo Hajime Tsukumo


  • Trailer (Japanese)

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Last Updated 18 Mar 2014 at 04:13