Hanging Garden (2005)

For his fourth full feature, Toyoshi Toyoda has abandoned the theme of the angry young man, examined in depth in Pornostar, Blue Spring and 9 Souls. Kuchu Teien is, on the face of it, more a drama, a character study, than a typical Toyoda genre flick. Yet within this beautifully structured and photographed film, there lies a dark soul. Ostensibly the story of a happy family, it becomes increasingly clear as the movie progresses that the Kyobashis are anything but. Despite a family agreement that they are all open with each other, the entire household knows the opposite is true.

Directing:
  • Toshiaki Toyoda

Writing:
  • Toshiaki Toyoda
  • Mitsuyo Kakuta

Stars:
Release Date: 2005-10-08
themoviedb icon 7.2/10
  • Country: JP
  • Language: 日本語
  • Runtime: 114
  • Budget: $3,000,000

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