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Love and the Grand Tug-of-war


Director: SASABE Kiyoshi (佐々部清)

2020年|Japan|108min|Language: Japanese, Korean|Subtitles: English, Japanese

Date Time Venue
3/5 Fri 18:00 Cine Libre Umeda 3
Love and the Grand Tug-of-war
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MIURA Takahiro (三浦貴大)
Jiyoung (知英)
HIGA Manami (比嘉愛未)
NAKAMURA Yuichi (中村優一)
MATSUMOTO Wakana (松本若菜)

Following the 2009 financial crash, Waseda University graduate Takeshi (MIURA Takahiro) lost his job in Tokyo and retreated to his family home in Sendai. While he resumed his role as heir to the family construction company with a diligent attitude, his hidebound father resents that his son left and that at the age of 35 Takeshi is still single. However, wider events will force father and son to overcome their differences as the Otsunahiki, a great tug-of-war featuring thousands of participants, will pull them together in a family tradition just as Takeshi meets Jiheyun (Jiyoung), a beautiful Korean doctor on an exchange programme...

The ties of family bind people tightly as characters struggle with the push of their own ambitious urges and the pull of family commitments but the Otsunahiki ropes things together in a family drama rich with events and the culture of Sendai, that will tug and the heartstrings of viewers whilst providing to the desire to visit the beautiful and storied region.

[Jason MAHER]

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NISHIDA Seishirou

NISHIDA Seishirou (西田聖志郎)

Producer / Actor