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.jpg What A Wonderful Family-Kazuko Yoshiyuki.jpg What A Wonderful Family-Masahiko Nishimura.jpg What A Wonderful Family-Yui Natsukawa.jpg What A Wonderful Family-Shozo Hayashiya.jpg
Isao Hashizume Kazuko Yoshiyuki Masahiko Nishimura Yui Natsukawa Shozo Hayashiya
Shuzo Hirata Tomiko Hirata Konosuke Hirata Fumie Hirata Taizo Kanai
Tomoko Nakajima What A Wonderful Family-Satoshi Tsumabuki.jpg What A Wonderful Family-Yu Aoi.jpg What A Wonderful Family-Nenji Kobayashi.jpg What A Wonderful Family-Jun Fubuki.jpg
Tomoko Nakajima Satoshi Tsumabuki Yu Aoi Nenji Kobayashi Jun Fubuki
Shigeko Kanai Shota Hirata Noriko Mamiya Numata Kayo
What A Wonderful Family-Takanosuke Nakamura.jpg What A Wonderful Family-Ayumu Maruyama.jpg What A Wonderful Family-Takashi Sasano.jpg What A Wonderful Family-Katsumi Kiba.jpg What A Wonderful Family-Yuki Tokunaga.jpg
Takanosuke Nakamura Ayumu Maruyama Takashi Sasano Katsumi Kiba Yuki Tokunaga
Kenichi Hirata Nobusuke Hirata Custodian Takamura Eel Restaurant
What A Wonderful Family-Tsurube Shofukutei.jpg
Tsurube Shofukutei
Doctor

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