Still Walking

Synopsis: Still Walking is a family drama about grown children visiting their elderly parents, which unfolds over one summer day. The aging parents have lived in the family home for decades. Their son and daughter return for a rare family reunion, bringing their own families with them. They have gathered to commemorate the tragic death of the eldest son, who drowned in an accident fifteen years ago. Although the roomy house is as comforting and unchanging as the mother's homemade feast, everyone in the family has subtly changed.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Hirokazu Koreeda
Production: IFC Films
  11 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
115 min

Radishes are genius.

How about potatoes?

With potatoes

it's up to the cook.

Radishes you can simmer or grill.

They're even delicious raw.

You don't grill radishes.

Sure you do.

If you simmer and then grill them,

they lose their tartness.

Then you mix them with carrots

and saut with sesame oil.

Sesame oil, right.

Better write it down.

You'll forget.

No need.

I'll never cook it.

My husband grew up on fast food.

He'll eat anything.

Then why'd you ask?

I thought you might

want to talk, Mom.

In that case, move your hands,

not your mouth.

It's nearly lunchtime.

Can you go buy

some low-fat milk at the store?



He can at least buy milk.

He doesn't want the neighbors

to see him with a shopping bag.


Even at his age,

he wants to be called "Doctor."

I can't believe it.

You spoil him too much, Mom.


Good morning.

Don't you wish the weather

would cool down, Doctor?

It's supposed to be

another scorcher today.

When it's this hot,

I can hardly stand to drink water.

Cold noodles are all I can eat.

That's not good.

You should eat some eel

for your health.

I have a feeling my time

could be up any day now.

When it is, I want you

to be there for my death.

In that case,

I've got to outlive you.

See you.

Please enjoy your walk.








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Let's take the last train home.

If we leave at 8:00 p.m.,

we can make it.

I told them we'd spend the night.

Brought a change of clothes too.

Can't you make up

an emergency PTA meeting?


You're always blaming

someone else.

There's nothing

to talk about with them.

Dad still thinks

I'm a huge baseball fan.

You like baseball, Ryo?

I used to, long, long ago.

I want you to know,

I'm the one who's really nervous,

though I doubt you notice.

I know, I know.

They say he even moved

near the racetrack.

It's a sickness, then.

As they get older,

their bodies can't keep up

with women and drink,

but not so with gambling.

It's the worst vice.

How awful.

You still have sparrows out here.

They show up because

your father feeds them rice.

We only have crows.

On garbage pickup days,

they're waiting like this.

Peel off all the skin.

Oh, there's some left.

You're such a pretty girl.

Show off your forehead.

When's Ryo coming?

On the phone he said by noon.

Is the "Unsmiling Prince"

coming too?

- Yes, they're spending the night.

- What a surprise.

But you know...

he didn't have to go

for a used model.

That sounds so cruel.


it's better to marry

a divorce than a widow.

At least a divorce

chose to leave her husband.

You sound so scary

sometimes, Mom.

I'm just stating the obvious.

It's because you pushed him

so hard to get married.

Maybe, but he could have

had his pick.

Ryo wasn't as popular

as his older brother.

That's not true.

At his graduation,

all his buttons were torn off.

He probably got beat up.

That's not true.

All his lower classmates

wanted them.

He said there was

a long line of girls.

Parental pride can be blinding.

Better watch out myself.

It's only been three years...

since her first one died.

Isn't it four years?

- In any case, it's too soon.

- You think?

She's just cold.

I'm not so sure.

I am.

You've never worked

outside the house, Mom.

You don't know how hard it is

to be a single mom.

There you go, making fun

of me for "not working."

I'm not making fun of you.

Besides, after we put you

through college,

you only worked three years.

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