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“The Long Excuse” by Miwa Nishikawa (Japan, 2016)

A few recent movies on fatherhood

The Long Excuse

Erasing motherhood: a rare look at fatherhood and male altruism

Cast: Masahiro Motoki, Pistol Takehara, Eri Fukatsu
Director: Miwa Nishikawa
Writers: Miwa Nishikawa (screenplay), Miwa Nishikawa (novel)
Music: Michiaki Katoh, Toshihiro Nakanishi
Cinematography: Yutaka Yamazaki
Film Editing: Ryûji Miyajima

“Gate Of Flesh” (Seijun Suzuki, Japan 1964)

Gate Of Flesh
An exceptional movie

A prostitute falls in love for the first time and this new feeling puts her survival strategy at risk. When she asks the man she loves about it, he answers: “How am I supposed to know heavy stuff like that?”

Actors: Jô Shishido, Kôji Wada, Yumiko Nogawa
Director: Seijun Suzuki
Writers: Taijirô Tamura (novel), Gorô Tanada
Music: Naozumi Yamamoto
Cinematography: Shigeyoshi Mine
Editing: Akira Suzuki