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Tokyo Sonata Japan, Hong Kong, Netherlands 2008 | 119 min | OV | Colour | FF 2008

rated for 0 + years
Kiyoshi Kurosawa is known for his horror movies. Although it lacks supernatural phenomena, this portrait of a Japanese nuclear family is full of subtle horror.Father Ryuhei makes a secret of losing his job. Soon the others also bear secrets. The oldest son joins the US Army, mother Megumi manically does housework, little Kenji learns the piano against his father’s will. In unexcited, calm takes, the film dissects an inability to communicate and unsettlingly exposes the isolation of the individual.
Original title: Tôkyô Sonata
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Japanese
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Screenplay: Max Mannix, Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Cast: Teruyuki Kagawa, Kyoko Koizumi, Haruka Igawa, Yu Koyanagi
Producer: Yukie Kito, Wouter Barendrecht
Director of Photography: Akiko Ashizawa
Music: Kazumasa Hashimoto
Production Design: Tomoyuki Maruo, Tomoe Matsumoto
Editor: Koichi Takahashi
Sound: 0
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Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
World Sales: Fortissimo Films, Veemarkt 77-79, 1019 Amsterdam DA, Netherlands, Tel: +31 20 627 32 15, Fax: +31 20 626 11 55, email: info(at),
Production: Entertainment Farm; Fortissimo Films


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