Director: Yuya Ishii
Cast: Mieko Harada, Sosuke Ikematsu
Passing sixty, Reiko is a mother who frets about her radically-deteriorating memory. A trip to the hospital ensures and yields tragic results : she has a brain tumor and likely has only a week to live.
“I’m terrified of seeing our family fall apart.” These are Reiko’s last words before lapsing into a dementia-like state that compels her to express her innermost thoughts and feelings about family and an old flame. Her husband and two sons are at complete loss as to how to deal with the situation as all the suppressed problems come bubbling to the surface : the family’s heavy debts, a dysfunctional lifestyle, the boys’ disaffection towards their parents, and a pathetic reliance of the parents on their children.
Here is a new family story in a new age…
Disc Format(s): DVD5
JAPANESE Dolby Digital 5.1
JAPANESE Dolby Digital 2.0