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Family - Completed 2019

The screenplay writer of the award-winning 100 Yen Love directs this film, based on his autobiographical novel "A Beloved Wife", about an unemployed screenplay writer and his troublesome wife.

& Awards

Tokyo International Film Festival 2019
Best Screenplay Award
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Family, Comedy
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 117 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Shin ADACHI
    • Writer(s)
    • Shin ADACHI
    • Synopsis
    • An unpopular screenwriter, Gota, and his wife, Chika, have been married for ten years with a daughter between them. Gota earns a paltry $5,000 a year and is a pathetically poor family breadwinner. As such, he is constantly being berated and belittled by Chika. He yearns to restore a normal sex with his wife, but she rebuffs him and forces him to suffer in frustrated silence. And then a big opportunity arrives to turn things around. One of the plots he has been developing based on an actual news story gets noticed, and a request comes in for him to parlay it into a screenplay. But with no guarantee that anything will come of it, Gota hasn’t the funds nor a driver’s license to get him to locations requiring story research and development. So he persuades Chika to drive the family out into the countryside on ostensibly a working vacation for three. A hapless husband and father with reams of unsatisfied sexual desire but no money or work, and a heavily-drinking wife who makes sport in disparaging him. You may wince; you may recoil, but above all, you’ll laugh and cry in spite of yourself as you probe the invisible bonds that keep a desperately married couple together in this endearing family comedy.