• Movie: Osaka Hamlet
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Oct 21, 2008
  • Duration: 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 5 users)
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  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 33

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"Osaka Hamlet" tells the story of the Kubo family and their life in Osaka.
The mother (Keiko Matsuzaka), a hospital attendant by day, a club hostess at night — raises three sons with their uncle (Ittoku Kishibe). There is Hasanori - the skinny-but-spunky sixth-grader who likes to cross-dress, Yukio - the punkish junior-high-schooler who becomes fascinated with "Hamlet," and Masashi - the high-schooler who falls for a an older woman with a father fixation. Add Synopsis In Portuguese

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Oct 21, 2008
  • Duration: 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 5 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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1 people found this review helpful
Jul 12, 2013
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
This movie...well how should I say. It's kind of weird, but very fascinating. It's apparently based on an award-winning manga and there is also an anime, which I both haven't seen.

The story is about a family living in Osaka and about the struggles each of the family, especially the children, have to go trough. At the beginning of the movie the father of the family dies and afterwards the story slowly develops and we get to know the characters: the mother, her three sons and the uncle, who moves in with them. There are funny and sad scenes, but the story isn't especially sad or happy, although there are some scenes that are just random. :D For me it was not a perfectly even story, there were still some things I didn't get in the end. It's more like you get to see a glimpse of this family's life and that's what made it feel so real.

In my opinion the acting of the three boys stands out the most. They felt so real and their characters were different and individual. Everyone had to suffer from some kind of complex, but they showed you that they can grow strong in spite of that.
That's why the movie was a great motivation for me. It gives you the message: 'live life the way you want it to and be happy, even though you're sad sometimes'
That's the message I got, but I guess there are other deeper meanings to it. There were also some parts of 'Hamlet' quoted, but I've never read that and in school I really didn't get Shakespeare. Sorry :P

There wasn't that much music to really rate it.(that's why I gave it a 6) Overall I enjoyed the movie and will rewatch it in the future, I might find some new aspects next time.
So if you are looking for a more realistic and heart-warming movie, this would be the right choice!

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