Hotarugawa (1987)

Run Time - 114 min.  |   Countries - Japan   |  
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In this elegance drama, a fourteen-year-old boy is taken aside by his father for a heart-to-heart chat about the older man's life and regrets. It seems that the boy's mother was his father's mistress, and he left his wife to be with her when she became pregnant. This is now something the father regrets. Soon after that conversation, the man dies of a heart attack, and the boy and his mother must seek out the wronged woman in order to survive. With some difficulty, everyone makes the best of a difficult situation, though the boy is forced to take adult responsibilities at a very young age.