After the Storm (DVD)
Japanese drama written and directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. The film follows Shinoda Ryota (Hiroshi Abe), a former writer now working for a private detective agency and struggling to move on with his life. When his wife Kyoko (Y´ko Maki) leaves him and his father passes away, Shinoda develops a serious gambling addiction and is forbidden from seeing his son Shingo (Taiy´ Yoshizawa) until he catches up on missed child support payments. However, with his life spiralling out of control, Shinoda is given an unexpected second chance to reconnect with his family when a typhoon forces him to stay over at his mothers house with his ex-wife and son. The cast also includes Kirin Kiki, Satomi Kobayashi and Sosuke Ikematsu.
Running Time: 118 minutes
Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)