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Kazoku gêmu

Yoshimitsu Morita Japan, 1983

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Domestic family tension seeks release in this 1983 film adaptation of Yohei Homna's 1981 novel "Kazuko Game." When the Namata family hires Yoshimoto, a tutor to help elevate their younger son's lagging school grades, their tiny apartment sets the stage for a social crisis. Casting light on Japan's waning economic progress in the late 1970s, the story continues to resonate. It was recently adapted for TV in 2013.