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The Japanese Dog

The Japanese Dog
  • 2013
  • Romanian
  • 86 min
  • Directed by: Tudor Cristian Jurgiu
  • Cast: Victor Rebengiuc, Serban Pavlu, Ioana Abur
  • Language: Romanian

A father and his prodigal son, who emigrated many years ago, are reconciled.

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The spirit of Ozu visits new Romanian cinema in a deeply heartfelt, minimalistic family drama.

In rural southern Romania, after a devastating flood and the loss of his beloved wife, 80 year old Costache stoically tries to rebuild his life from scratch. The unexpected visit of his estranged son, together with the latter's Japanese wife and son, will shake his lonely everyday life. Featuring an impeccably delicate performance by Victor Rebengiuc, a veteran of Romanian cinema, and avoiding the traps of melodrama, newcomer Tudor Cristian Jurgiu offers an elliptical, touching meditation on loss, loneliness and regeneration.

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