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Like Father, Like Son

Like Father, Like Son PG rating

A touching and acutely observed story of two boys switched at birth having to readjust to their natural parents, from Japan’s modern maestro Hirokazu Kore-eda.

Drama 2013 121 mins

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda

Overview

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s piercing new film starts from a conundrum: what if it were discovered, six years after the event, that a hospital had inadvertently swapped two male babies and given them to the wrong parents? Despite marked differences in class, temperament and approaches to parenting, the couples respond to this bombshell by exchanging their sons, but the adjustment is more than challenging.

Kore-eda's latest superlative, acutely-observed family drama was nominated for Best Film at BFI London Film Festival 2013.