Trailerama: Ototo (About Her Brother)

Yoji Yamada has been making films for nearly 50 years now. His impressive CV includes the epic Tora-san series. Beginning with 1969’s It’s Tough Being a Man, the adventures of a traveling salesman who has lousy luck with the local “Madonnas” stretched to 48 films. The series only ended when star Atsumi Kiyoshi keeled over in 1996. Yojo became an art house favorite during the last decade with his thoughtful considerations of the samurai class, The Twilight Samurai and The Hidden Blade. His latest looks like a gentle domestic drama, with Sayuri Yoshinaga inviting her sick brother Tsurube Shofukutei to convalesce at home. The inevitable complications and reconciliations ensue.

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