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The Japanese Dog (2013)

Câinele Japonez (original title)
When a flood strikes Costache's village in Romania, his wife Maria and all of their possessions are swept away. Now in a village shelter, Costache refuses to sell his land and move onward. ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Rebengiuc ... Costache
Serban Pavlu ... Ticu
Laurentiu Lazar Laurentiu Lazar ... Mayor
Ioana Abur Ioana Abur ... Gabi
Kana Hashimoto Kana Hashimoto ... Hiroku (as Kana Hshimoto)
Toma Hashimoto Toma Hashimoto ... Paul Koji
Alexandrina Halic Alexandrina Halic ... Leanca
Constantin Draganescu Constantin Draganescu ... Danila
Emilia Dobrin Emilia Dobrin ... Danila's wife
Toma Cuzin ... Ghita
Doru Ana Doru Ana ... Electrician manager
Constantin Florescu ... Architect
Mihai Chirila Mihai Chirila ... Architect
Ion Bechet Ion Bechet ... Priest
Chinez Mihail Petru Chinez Mihail Petru ... Raducu (as Mihai Petru Chinez)
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When a flood strikes Costache's village in Romania, his wife Maria and all of their possessions are swept away. Now in a village shelter, Costache refuses to sell his land and move onward. He has plans to re-build and refuses help and advice from his neighbors. The village is all he has left, except for an estranged son now living in Tokyo. But when his son Ticu hears of his mother's death and father's plight, he arrives unexpectedly with his Japanese wife and son to bring Costache back home with him. This will not be simple. Ticu fled Romania with many issues left unresolved, the biggest being his relationship with his father. Now there is a whole new family for Costache to deal with, old scores to settle, and painful goodbyes to say. Written by Cleveland International Film Festival

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Country:

Romania

Language:

Romanian | Japanese

Release Date:

18 October 2013 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

The Japanese Dog See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania

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Libra Film See more »
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Trivia

Toma Hashimoto, who plays the son of Kana Hashimoto in the movie, is also her son in real life. They both live in Bucharest and, in contrast with the movie, he is fluent in Romanian and had trouble with his Japanese lines. See more »

Soundtracks

Twelve Variations on
Ah vous dirai-je, Maman" for Piano in C"
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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an emotional story
6 June 2015 | by roxanicabucurSee all my reviews

It was the 26th of May 2015. I was visiting New York city. I was at the Museum of Modern Art. My eyes catch a title on the news leaflet: "MoMA Presents: Tudor Cristian Jurgiu's The Japanese Dog". I was extremely trilled. A Romanian movie on the big screens of the New York MoMa. Fantastic. I was so proud. I went to see it. The first image projected on the screen crashed my smile for a second. I was thinking..oh..how much we like to display our poverty...But the movie was not about that. It was about emotions, about humanity, their torments, and their struggles. It was about family, about devotion and love. I was transposed from the busy streets of New York to the rural areas of Romania. For an hour or so I was not in the NY anymore. I was in my grandma's yard (I am Romanian), hearing the sounds of nature in the background, witnessing the drama of the people left behind, of the ones getting old, of the ones far from their dear ones. At the end of the movie, all the people in the cinema hall clapped their hands. I have never witnessed people applauding at the cinema. It was not the premiere. I think they also shared my view: the movie is good. I was smiling when I left the room.


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