Rent Harmonium (2016)

3.5 of 5 from 112 ratings
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Synopsis:
Toshio (Kanji Furutachi) lives above the small workshop that he owns with his wife, Akie (Mariko Tsutsui) and his daughter, Hotaru (Momone Shinokawa). When Toshio invites Yasaka (an eerily intense Tadanobu Asano) to come and live with his family, it does not appear to be out of friendship or goodwill. Akie and Hotaru are wary of the new lodger, but with his persistent charm and goodwill, Yasaka befriends Akie and begins teaching Hotaru to play the harmonium, and thus the family's fragile domestic bliss is forever altered.
Actors:
, , , Kana Mahiro, , Momone Shinokawa,
Directors:
Producers:
Hiroshi Niimura, Yoshito Ohyama, Masa Sawada, Tsuyoshi Toyama
Writers:
Kôji Fukada
Aka:
Fuchi ni tatsu
Studio:
Eureka
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
Japan, Drama
Awards:

2016 Cannes Un Certain Regard Jury Prize

BBFC:
Release Date:
19/06/2017
Run Time:
120 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • A New Interview with Director Koji Fukada
  • A New Interview with Actor Kanji Furutachi
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
19/06/2017
Run Time:
120 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • A New Interview with Director Koji Fukada
  • A New Interview with Actor Kanji Furutachi
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (4) of Harmonium

A dark tale of family life - Harmonium review by AM

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15/04/2018

This does not make for cheery viewing, though there were several moments in the first half of the film when I snorted with laughter.

The premise, of a family's quiet harmony being disturbed when an outsider arrives, is not new, but this slowly drip feeds a dark back story to develop a brooding menace. By the halfway point of the film it is clear there can be no happy ending. It's a well made, well acted piece, but definitely not a first date movie!

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Melodramatic long psychological thriller - Harmonium review by JR

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18/04/2018

The film genre is psychological thriller. But with big problems. The bad guy is flagged up from the beginning and I predicted the outcome within the first 15 minutes. The plot is full of holes and contrived coincidences, and as the film went on (it goes on for about 2 hours), it descended more and more into mawkish melodrama.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Ruined by its ending - Harmonium review by CSF

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25/06/2018

The film is exciting with clear cut characters, however I felt re-writing many scenes! As for the ending, I don't think I would spoil the film by saying, there is no ending, the film stops.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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