Like Father, Like Son (2013)

Like Father, Like Son is a 2013 Japanese movie written and directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda. It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2013 and took home the Jury Prize of the main competition (essentially 3rd place).

Movie info

Original title
Transliterated title
Soshite Chichi ni Naru
Premiere date
May 19, 2013
Release date
October 5, 2013
Directed by
Hirokazu Kore-eda
Written by
Hirokazu Kore-eda (screenplay)
120 min.
Eiren rating
G (General Audiences)
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Ryota is a career-driven, successful family man who discovers that his 6-year-old son was actually switched at birth with the son of another couple. Ryota, his wife Midori, and the other couple involved are forced to consider what it really means to be parents and which bonds are most important.

Featured Cast

Actor Role
masaharu-fukuyama Masaharu Fukuyama Ryota Nonomiya
Machiko Ono Machiko Ono Midori Nonomiya (Ryota's wife)
Yoko Maki Yoko Maki Yukari Saiki
Lily Franky Lily Franky Yudai Saiki (Yukari's husband)
Keita Ninomiya Keita Ninomiya Keita Nonomiya (Ryota's son)
hwang-shogen Shogen Hwang Ryusei Saiki (Yudai's son)
Yuri Nakamura Yuri Nakamura
Kazuya Takahashi Kazuya Takahashi
Tetsushi Tanaka Tetsushi Tanaka
Arata Iura Arata Iura
Hiroshi Okochi Hiroshi Okochi Chuji Orima
Jun Fubuki Jun Fubuki Nobuko Nonomiya (Ryota's step mother)
Jun Kunimura Jun Kunimura Kazushi Ueyama
Kirin Kiki Kirin Kiki Satoko Ishizeki (Midori's mother)
Isao Natsuyagi Isao Natsuyagi Ryosuke Nonomiya (Ryota's father)

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Last Updated 08 Aug 2014 at 07:29