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A Quiet Life

Shizuka na Seikatsu

Directed by Jûzô Itami
Japan, 1995


It’s the story of an eccentric family led by patriarch Tsutomu Yamazaki, a writer of some renown in an artist’s funk. When he and his wife disappear to Australia, they leave their daughter Maa-chan in charge, both of the house and of her high-functioning but mentally handicapped brother Iiyo.

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A Quiet Life Directed by Jûzô Itami

Awards & Festivals

Awards of the Japanese Academy

1996 | Winner: Newcomer of the Year

1996 | 3 nominations including: Best Actor

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