Like Father, Like Son

Soshite chichi ni naru

121 mins
8.2 / 10 (2976)
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Synopsis

Would you choose your natural son, or the son you believed was yours after spending 6 years together? One day Ryota and his wife get an unexpected phone call from the hospital. Their 6-year-old son, Keita, is not ‘their’ son… Ryota is forced to make a life-changing decision.

MUBI's take

Gentle master Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters) won the Jury Prize at Cannes for this heartbreaking family drama. With his signature warmth and compassion, Kore-eda cleverly stages a clash in values: as differences in class, wealth, and philosophical outlook arise from distinct upbringings.

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