Still Walking

Still Walking

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda Cast: Hiroshi Abe, Yoshio Harada, Yui Natsukawa

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Director Hirokazu Kore-eda writes and directs this family drama that unfolds over the course of a single summer day as the Yokoyama family gathers for a rare reunion held to commemorate the death of the one who was taken before his time. It was 15 years ago that eldest Yokoyama son, Junpei, drowned in a tragic accident, and the only changes around the family home since that fateful day are so subtle that they're not likely to be noticed by anyone outside of the immediate family. Retired family patriarch Kyohei (Yoshio Harada) used to run a successful medical clinic out of the home, though the lights in his medical examining room haven't even been turned on in years. The tiles in the kitchen where energetic Toshiko (Kirin Kiki) cooks family meals are slowly coming loose, and as youngest son Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) arrives home, he does his best to hide the fact that he's currently unemployed. His older sister, Chinami (You), has also arrived with her family, and does her best to entertain everyone despite the undeniable cloud of melancholy hanging over the home. As the festive gathering commences and Toshiko lays out a lavish meal, it gradually becomes obvious that resentment and sorrow bonds this family as powerfully as love.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/08/2011
UPC: 0715515067515
Original Release: 2008
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:54:00
Sales rank: 16,454

Special Features

New high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Hirokazu Kore-Eda and director of photography Yutaka Yamazaki, with DTS-HD Master audio soundtrack; New video interviews with Kore-Eda and Yamazaki; Documentary on the making of the film, featuring on-set footage; Trailer; Plus: a booklet featuring an essay by film critic Dennis Lim and recipes for for the food prepared in the film

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hiroshi Abe Ryota Yokoyama
Yoshio Harada Kyohei Yokoyama
Yui Natsukawa Yukari Yokoyama
Kazuya Takahashi Nobuo Kataoka
Shohei Tanaka Atsushi Yokoyama
Hotaru Nomoto Satsuki Kataoka
Ryoga Hayashi Mutsu Kataoka
Tomoya Taguchi Actor
You Chinami Kataoka
Kirin Kiki Toshiko Yokoyama
Haruko Kato Actor
Susumu Terajima Sushi delivery person
Yukari Horie Actor
Yoshiharu Takahashi Actor
Mitsuhiro Tamura Actor
Miyuri Kudo Actor
Keisuke Tanaka Actor

Technical Credits
Hirokazu Kore-eda Director,Editor,Screenwriter
Gontiti Score Composer
Taguchi Hijiri Producer
Takeo Hisamatsu Executive Producer
Toshihiro Isomi Production Designer
Yoshihiro Kato Producer
Kazumi Kawashiro Executive Producer
Kazuko Kurosawa Costumes/Costume Designer
Keiko Mitsumatsu Production Designer
Shuji Ohtake Sound/Sound Designer
Lee Bong Ou Executive Producer
Mutsuki Sakai Makeup
Keiichi Sanbe Production Manager
Yutaka Shigenobu Executive Producer
Yukata Tsurumaki Sound/Sound Designer
Yutaka Yamazaki Cinematographer

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