Family Romance, LLC

89 mins
8.6 / 10 (9584)
35

Synopsis

Love is a business at Family Romance, a company that rents human stand-ins for any occasion. Founder Yuichi Ishii helps make his clients’ dreams come true. But when the mother of 12-year-old Mahiro hires Ishii to impersonate her missing father, the line between acting and reality threatens to blur.

MUBI's take

Join us on a surreal adventure with indefatigable globetrotting auteur, Werner Herzog. Filmed guerrilla-style in Japan, Herzog’s typically unique dramatization of the real phenomenon of renting family members and social stand-ins explores the uncanny essence of human relationships.