40-years-old Makoto Tanaka has remarried and is now caring for Nanae, his new wife, and the two daughters from Nanae's prior marriage. Makoto tries to have an ordinary family, but when Nanae gets pregnant, things begin to change. His eldest stepdaughter becomes openly rebellious. Feeling stifled, Makoto asks his wife to abort the baby… Add Synopsis In Portuguese
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Based on the 1996 novel of the same Japanese title by Kiyoshi Shigematsu, Haruhiko Arai's script covers years in the lives of its directors with conventional flashbacks, whether with unconventional freshness, as drawing from life in the raw mess, including the kind of inner truths that they reveal themselves Only rarely - or disastrously.
This is the trajectory of many family dramas here, with personal calamities coming like clockwork. But Makoto refuses to act like a genre cliché. Similar to biblical work, he is subjected to endless trials and torments, although they are more psychological than physical, including humiliation, rejection, and adolescent insolence. However, he is slow in abandoning his ideal: a family in which he is more than the title of stranger.