Family Romance, LLC (2019)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama, Melodrama  |   Release Date - Jul 3, 2020 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Clare Perez-Izaguirre Lopez

Set in Japan, this documentary film follows Yuichi Ishii, an entrepreneur whose business involves playing-acting the role of whichever family member his clients require as a rent-a-relative type exchange. One particular narrative sees Yuichi play the role of missing father to 12-year-old Mahoki Tamimoto. Directed and written by celebrated documentary creator Werner Herzog, this particular feature film deals with love, loss and closure in a contemporary Japanese setting.

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assumed-identity, business, daughter, estrangement, father, father-figure, lottery, missing-person, rental