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Taeko and her husband Jiro are living a peaceful existence with her young son Keita. Although Taeko and Jiro are not overly close, and his parents are unhappy with his choice of a partner, they are bonded by their love for Keito. But then. a tragic accident brings the boy’s long-lost father, Park, back into Taeko’s life. To cope with the pain and guilt, Taeko throws herself into helping this deaf and homeless man. This family melodrama with an unexpected bite premiered in competition at Venice International Film Festival.
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Koji Fukada was born in 1980 in Tokyo. He studied literature and filmmaking. His film Harmonium won the Jury Award in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes. In 2019, his feature film A Girl Missing was selected at Locarno Film Festival. In the same year, Fukada made a TV series The Real Thing for the Japanese television. He edited the series into a 228 minutes feature which has received the Cannes label 2020. Together with directors like Hirokazu Kore-eda and Nobuhiro Suwa he campaigns for the creation of a Japanese CNC.