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Abnormal Family: Brother's Wife

  • Film

Time Out says

Suo's debut was considered so scandalous that he wasn't offered another feature for six years. His 'crime' was to shoot a sex film as a pastiche of an Ozu family melodrama. A Tokyo widower (Osugi, impersonating Ozu's regular patriarch Chishu Ryu) has three grown-up kids. Koichi marries the bouncy Yukiko but soon lurches into an SM relationship with the local bar hostess and moves out. In his absence, brother Kazuo loses his virginity to Yukiko; sister Akiko starts working in a sex sauna and eventually marries its boss. Yukiko promises to go on looking after her father-in-law. The style parodies Ozu even more sharply than the storyline (non-eyeline-match cuts, clunky music cues, establishing shots used as punctuation) and the whole thing begins by mocking the Shochiku trademark. Not very sexy, but pretty funny.
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Release Details

  • Duration:62 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Masayuki Suo
  • Screenwriter:Masayuki Suo
  • Cast:
    • Ren Osugi
    • Kaoru Kaze
    • Miki Yamachi
    • Shiro Shimomoto
    • Kei Kubifuji
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