Like Father Like Son (2013 - Japan - Koreeda)

Like Father Like Son is the seventh movie by Hirokazu Koreeda I've seen. Though centering on children (switched at birth), the story focuses more on the emotions of the parents, which lead them — gradually and sometimes tortuously — away from a simple solution. The telling might have been soapy or cloying in another director's hands, but Koreeda mostly avoids that through his characteristic attention to human detail (and by taking the time to show it), making this a quite memorable film.

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