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Close-Knit (2017)

Karera ga honki de amu toki wa (original title)
One spring Hiromi, who is the mother of an 11-year-old girl Tomo, left home for the umpteenth time. Tomo is accustomed to such a mother and as always went to Makio's place. He is a brother ... See full summary »

Director:

Naoko Ogigami

Writer:

Naoko Ogigami (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tôma Ikuta Tôma Ikuta ... Rinko
Mugi Kadowaki ... Yuka
Kenta Kiritani ... Makio
Noriko Eguchi Noriko Eguchi ... Kanai
Misako Tanaka Misako Tanaka ... Fumiko
Eiko Koike Eiko Koike ... Naomi
Mimura Mimura ... Hiromi
Lily Lily ... Sayuri
Tôru Shinagawa Tôru Shinagawa ... Saito
Shûji Kashiwabara Shûji Kashiwabara ... Yoshio
Rin Kakihara Rin Kakihara ... Tomo
Kaito Komie Kaito Komie ... Kai
Fûto Takahashi Fûto Takahashi ... Young Rinko
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One spring Hiromi, who is the mother of an 11-year-old girl Tomo, left home for the umpteenth time. Tomo is accustomed to such a mother and as always went to Makio's place. He is a brother of Hiromi and has lived with Rinko, a pretty girlfriend. Actually, Rinko is a transwoman. She works as a caregiver in a nursing home where Makio's mother Sayuri who suffers from dementia is living. Rinko makes a delicious meal and sometimes cuddles Tomo. She is a little confused, but Tomo, Rinko and Makio start to live a life together. One day Rinko teaches Tomo to knit to control her temper. Rinko was also taught by her mother at the age of puberty when she struggled with her sexuality. A daughter neglected by her mother. A gentle uncle and his transgender lover. An angsty boy who recognizes a sense of himself as a gay - A warm "knitting" reorganizes unconventional family. Written by The Nikkatsu Corporation

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

25 February 2017 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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$24,306
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The late singer and actress Lily's last film. See more »

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Featured in The Month in Movies: March 2018 (2018) See more »

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Perfect!!!
23 May 2018 | by ribeirorolSee all my reviews

Delicate and touching view in a dificult matter. Soundtrack is great. It's all about love the story.


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