What A Wonderful Family! It’s Tough Being a Family I & II

  • Movie: What A Wonderful Family! (English title) / It’s Tough Being a Family (literal title)
  • Romaji: Kazoku wa Tsurai yo
  • Japanese: 家族はつらいよ
  • Director: Yoji Yamada
  • Writer: Yoji YamadaEmiko Hiramatsu
  • Producer: Hiroshi Fukasawa
  • Cinematographer: Masashi Chikamori
  • Release Date: March 12, 2016
  • Runtime: 108 min.
  • Genre: Comedy / Family
  • Distributor: Shochiku
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot

A husband (Isao Hashizume) and wife (Kazuko Yoshiyuki) have been married for 50 years. For her birthday, the husband asks the wife what she wants for her birthday present. She replies that she wants a divorce. The wife’s divorce announcement sends the entire family into chaos.

Notes

  1. Filming began September 19, 2014 and finishes late November, 2014.
  2. Related titles:
    1. What A Wonderful Family! | Kazoku wa Tsurai yo (2016)
    2. What A Wonderful Family! 2 | Kazoku wa Tsurai yoII (2017)

Cast

What A Wonderful Family-Isao Hashizume.jpgWhat A Wonderful Family-Kazuko Yoshiyuki.jpgWhat A Wonderful Family-Masahiko Nishimura.jpgWhat A Wonderful Family-Yui Natsukawa.jpgWhat A Wonderful Family-Shozo Hayashiya.jpg
Isao HashizumeKazuko YoshiyukiMasahiko NishimuraYui NatsukawaShozo Hayashiya
Shuzo HirataTomiko HirataKonosuke HirataFumie HirataTaizo Kanai
Tomoko NakajimaWhat A Wonderful Family-Satoshi Tsumabuki.jpgWhat A Wonderful Family-Yu Aoi.jpgWhat A Wonderful Family-Nenji Kobayashi.jpgWhat A Wonderful Family-Jun Fubuki.jpg
Tomoko NakajimaSatoshi TsumabukiYu AoiNenji KobayashiJun Fubuki
Shigeko KanaiShota HirataNoriko MamiyaNumataKayo
What A Wonderful Family-Takanosuke Nakamura.jpgWhat A Wonderful Family-Ayumu Maruyama.jpgWhat A Wonderful Family-Takashi Sasano.jpgWhat A Wonderful Family-Katsumi Kiba.jpgWhat A Wonderful Family-Yuki Tokunaga.jpg
Takanosuke NakamuraAyumu MaruyamaTakashi SasanoKatsumi KibaYuki Tokunaga
Kenichi HirataNobusuke HirataCustodianTakamuraEel Restaurant
What A Wonderful Family-Tsurube Shofukutei.jpg
Tsurube Shofukutei
Doctor

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