Kazoku gêmu (The Family Game)
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Kazoku gêmu (The Family Game)
Co-produced by the Art Theatre of Japan, The Family Game explores the coming-of-age (so to speak) of a traditional Japanese family. Ichirota Miyagawa is the youngest member of a clan that dwells in a house so small you virtually have to go outside to change your mind. Miyagawa gets his first taste of the world outside his own four walls when he is tutored by instructor Yusaku Matsuda. Though Matsuda's technique is somewhat blunt (he's not averse to knocking his pupil around to get his attention), the tutor encourages Miyagawa to stand on his own two feet and break away from the family… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Family Game is not always easy to follow, but it's almost always funny and, from the opening shots until the last, it's a visual adventure."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Japanese black comedy about the dynamics of home life."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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