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The Taste of Tea (茶の味) (2004)

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Maya Banno Maya Banno
Sachiko Haruno - daughter
Takahiro Sato Takahiro Sato
Hajime Haruno - son
Tadanobu Asano Tadanobu Asano
Ayano Haruno - uncle
Satomi Tezuka Satomi Tezuka
Yoshiko Haruno - mother
Tatsuya Gashuin Tatsuya Gashuin
Akira Todoroki - grandpa
Tomoko Nakajima Tomoko Nakajima
Akira Terako
Ikki Todoroki Ikki Todoroki
Tomokazu Miura Tomokazu Miura
Nobuo Haruno - father

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Average and Typical.

6 years, 7 months ago at Apr 3 10:52
This is a pretty typical Japanese movie. It is a loosely coordinated melee of vignettes surrounding a family that lives in a small village in the countryside. Like many typical Japanese films it is filled with absurdity, long quiet and slow sections, scenery, violence. What isn't in the film is the typical sex and/or naked bodies. If you prefer a movie with a plot, logic and denouement then yo... read more
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Description: The mother, Yoshiko (Satomi Tezuka), is an animation artist that tries to resurrect her career while maintaining the daily tasks of her family in a rural setting outside of Tokyo. The father, Nobou (Tomokazu Miura), works as a clinical hypnotist. Nabou’s brother Ayano (Tadanobu Asano) drifts into the family’s life, as he has been drifting through life since the love of his life married someone else. The teenage son, Hajime (Takahiro Sato), struggles with making friends at his high school, while trying to attract the attention of the girl of his dreams. The youngest daughter, Sachiko (Maya Banno), is constantly followed by he ... (more)
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