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69 Ratings

The Family Game

Kazoku gêmu

Directed by Yoshimitsu Morita
Japan, 1983
Comedy, Drama


A sendup of the stereo-typical Japanese family: dad is a salaryman jerk, unable to relate to anyone; mom is a hopeless housewife; the older son is a moderate academic success; but the younger son is a rebellious goof-off for whom a tutor must be hired.

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The Family Game Directed by Yoshimitsu Morita

Awards & Festivals

Locarno International Film Festival

1983 | Special Mention

Kinema Junpo Awards

1984 | 5 wins including: Best Film

Awards of the Japanese Academy

1984 | Winner: Newcomer of the Year

1984 | 7 nominations including: Best Film

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