Tokyo sonata

Synopsis: An ordinary Japanese family slowly disintegrates after its patriarch loses his job at a prominent company.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Production: Regent Releasing
  10 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
120 min

-Okay, l'll have some.


Show me.

You got your driver's licence.

You'll never use it, though.

lt's just a form of identification.

A very expensive form

of identification.

-Use your insurance card.

-l prefer this.

lt's rice porridge today.


-lt's cold today, isn't it?

-lt certainly is.

Please wait, it won't be long.


-Thanks for your patience.

-Here you are.

-Thanks for your patience.

Sorry to keep you waiting.

Here you are.

Hey, Kurosu?

l thought it was you, Sasaki.

Long time no see.

-You haven't changed since school.

-Neither have you.



Fine. l'm with a client right now.

l'll talk to the Senior VP

about that myself.

And don't worry about the bid

on the Municipal Hall.

Sure, sure, thanks.

-You dropped this.

-Oh , thanks.

You seem busy.

-You're in construction?

-Something like that.

-And what about you?

-Healthcare equipment.

Oh, sounds great.

Hey, what's that?

l think they hand out food.

You'd be surprised

how many guys line up.

Maybe l'll try some.

lt's a rare chance to taste it.

Are you by any chance unemployed,


You can tell?


You are, too, right?

l got down-sized last week.

l got down-sized three months ago.

What about that last phone call?

lt's just for show.

l do it to calm my nerves.

-l know it's stupid but...

-No, it was brilliant.

Aren't you going to eat that?

-l've already eaten.

-l see...

Tastes bad, though, right?

Yeah... it's bad.

They let you stay here

as long as you want.


l set my phone to ring five times an hour.

l didn't know you could do that.

Yeah . lt's not a very well-known feature

so it fools most people.

Oh, l see.

Have you told your wife yet?


-Still give her house-keeping money?


l see. That means you'll last for a while.

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Kiyoshi Kurosawa (黒沢 清, Kurosawa Kiyoshi, born July 19, 1955) is a Japanese film director, screenwriter, film critic and a professor at Tokyo University of the Arts. Although he has worked in a variety of genres, Kurosawa is best known for his many contributions to the Japanese horror genre. more…

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