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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 Koreeda.

Drama 2013 121 mins

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda


Hirokazu Koreeda’s piercing 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.

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