Rent After the Storm (2016)

3.5 of 5 from 172 ratings
1h 58min
Rent After the Storm (aka Umi yori mo mada fukaku) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Author turned private detective, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe), struggles to make ends meet as he flitters away all the money he earns on gambling, barely able to pay child support for his son. After his father passes away his mother (Kiki Kirin) seems to have moved on, but family tensions are high with both Ryota and his sister believing each other is taking advantage of their mother. When a typhoon hits, holed-up in his mother's house with his estranged wife and son, Ryota attempts to rekindle his relationships with his family. A sensitive and powerful story of family ties remade, 'After the Storm' stands with the best of Kore-eda's work.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , Taiyô Yoshizawa, , , , , , , Ryôko Tateishi, Michie Ikeda, Akemi Higashiyama, Makoto Nakamura,
Directors:
Producers:
Tsugihiko Fujiwara, Takashi Ishihara, Kazumi Kawashiro, Kaoru Matsuzaki, Hijiri Taguchi, Tatsumi Yoda, Akihiko Yose
Writers:
Hirokazu Koreeda
Aka:
Umi yori mo mada fukaku
Studio:
Arrow Academy
Genres:
Children & Family, Comedy, Drama
Countries:
Japan, Top 100 Films, Children & Family, Comedy, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
19/02/2018
Run Time:
118 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
Bonus:
  • Family Ties III -A brand new interview with director Hirokazu Kore-eda, discussing After the Storm, filmed at the BFI London Film Festival in 2016
  • The Making of After the Storm - A behind-the-scenes documentary of Kore-eda's process in preparing for and shooting After the Storm in 2014, narrated by actor Taiyo Yoshizawa
  • Roll Numbers - A compilation of clapper takes featuring the cast and crew filming After the Storm, set to the film's theme song
  • The Making of the Theme
  • Song Music Video
  • Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
19/02/2018
Run Time:
118 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
Bonus:
  • Family Ties III - A brand new interview with director Hirokazu Kore-eda, discussing After the Storm, filmed at the BFI London Film Festival in 2016
  • The Making of 'After the Storm' - A behind-the-scenes documentary of Kore-eda's process in preparing for and shooting After the Storm in 2014, narrated by actor Taiyo Yoshizawa
  • Roll Numbers - A compilation of clapper takes featuring the cast and crew filming After the Storm, set to the film's theme song
  • The Making of the Theme Song Music Video
  • Trailer

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Reviews (2) of After the Storm

Long, dull family drama - After the Storm review by JR

Spoiler Alert

The protagonist of the film is a deeply unsympathetic character . He seldom pays his child support, he blackmails the people he has been spying on as a private detective; he even steals from his elderly mother, and then fritters the money away at the race track. He is obsessed with trying to impress his young son by buying him expensive gifts, but clearly when he was with the mother of his child, he was a terrible father. Most of the film actually takes place before the typhoon, not after, and with a running time of 117 minutes, it was rather dull as nothing much happens and nothing changes after the storm.

1 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Unsentimental family tale. - After the Storm review by TE

Spoiler Alert

This is both a beautifully realised story of family dynamics and a wry examination of gender roles. It is also a film about redemption that refuses to come to any easy resolution.

The characters are very skilfully 'built' and the acting is excellent. I disagree with the previous reviewer in the statement that "nothing much happens". a lot happens, particularly during the typhoon, and subtle changes have occurred by the time we see the aftermath.

It's the sort of film that repays a second viewing.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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