Like Father, Like Son
Soshite chichi ni naru
What happens when two very different couples realise their sons were switched at birth?
Dir Hirokazu Kore-eda
With Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Lily Franky, Yoko Maki
An ambitious architect and his wife learn that their six-year-old son was swapped at birth with the child of a suburban shopkeeper. Now, the parents must decide whether to exchange the boys they have raised. The most melodramatic of Kore-eda’s family films asks probing questions about gender, class, life-work balance, nature versus nurture and, above all, what it really means to be a father.
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