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BBFC RatingLike Father, Like Son

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Like Father, Like Son
CertificatePG
Year2019
GenreDrama
DirectorHirokazu Kore-eda
LanguageJapanese
CountryJapan
Running Time2HR 1MINS
Extra InfoSubtitled
SeasonThe Cinema of Hirokazu Kore-eda

What would you do if your child was switched at birth? Which child would you choose: your biological son or the one you’ve raised for 6 years?

One day, ambitious architect Ryota (Masaharu Fukuyama) and his wife Midori (Machiko Ono) receive an unexpected phone call from the hospital. Their son, Keita, is not actually “theirs”. When a blood test reveals Keita and another baby were switched at birth, two very different families are thrown together and forced to make a difficult decision.

With its high stakes set up Kore-eda’s drama asks probing questions about gender, class, life-work balance, nature versus nurture, and, above all, what it means to be a father.

Part of Of Flesh and Blood: The Cinema of Hirokazu Kore-eda, a season of films and events celebrating the work of the Japanese director.


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