Plot: Yureru tells story about 2 brothers facing each other in the court because of death of their childhood friend case. In Yamanshi, Minori (Kagawa Teruyuki) runs a family gas station. His younger brother Takeru (Odagiri Joe) is a successful photographer in Tokyo. In a family reunion Takeru returns home and go hiking together with his brother. Along with them, their childhood friend Chieko (Makimura Yoko). In this trip a tragic incident happened. Chieko falls and died. It is not clear, is it an accident, or is it murder? The two brothers are pulled into a court investigation in which secrets and true personalities are gradually revealed.
Awards and Festivals: 2006 Cannes International Film Festival 2006 Oslo Films From the South 2006 Stockholm International Film Festival 2006 Hochi Film Awards - Best Supporting Actor (Teruyuki Kagawa)
2007 Palm Springs International Film Festival 2007 Yokohama Film Festival - Best Film, Best Director (Miwa Nishikawa), Best Screenplay (Miwa Nishikawa), Best Actor (Teruyuki Kagawa) 2007 Kinema Junpo Awards - Best Screenplay (Miwa Nishikawa), Best Supporting Actor (Teruyuki Kagawa) 2007 Blue Ribbon Awards - Best Director (Miwa Nishikawa)
«“Yururu” is a unique psychological thriller that examines the relationship between two very different brothers. Minoru who lives with his father, represents old world Japan, while his cosmopolitan younger brother, Takeru, represents new world Japan. ... Sway is a very impressive film that I would recommend without hesitation.»
«The film, however, is anything but a Koreeda clone. It begins as a sensitively observed drama of family and fraternal strife, but in the second act the action shifts to a courtroom, with conflicting testimonies that recall Akira Kurosawa's "Rashomon." ... Brilliant in its parts, "Yureru" is built with structural flaws. »
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