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Co-produced by the Art Theatre of Japan, The Family Game explores the coming-of-age (so to speak) of a traditional Japanese family. [[Performer~P49766~Ichirota Miyagawa~ichirotamiyagawa]] is the youngest member of a clan that dwells in a house so small you virtually have to go outside to change your mind. Miyagawa gets his first taste of the world outside his own four walls when he is tutored by instructor [[Performer~P46436~Yusaku Matsuda~yusakumatsuda]]. Though Matsuda's technique is somewhat blunt (he's not averse to knocking his pupil around to get his attention), the tutor encourages Miyagawa to stand on his own two feet and break away from the family unit. Matsuda practices what he preaches at the climax by lashing out at the family's cloistered provincialism. The Family Game is based on a novel by Yohei Honma. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Juzo Itami
as Mr. Numata, the father
Saori Yuki
as Mrs. Itami
Ichirota Miyagawa
as Shigeyuki
Junichi Tsujita
as Shinichi
Yusaku Matsuda
as Yoshimoto, the tutor

Crew

Yoshimitsu Morita
Director
Yusuke Okada
Producer
Shiro Sasaki
Producer
Yoshimitsu Morita
Screenwriter
Yoshinori Kobayashi
Screenwriter
Yonezo Maeda
Cinematographer
Akimasa Kawashima
Editor
Katsumi Nakazawa
Production Designer
Shusuke Kaneko
First Assistant Director
Kazuo Yabe
Lighting
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