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Romance is a business. Family, friends, followers. All available for hire. A man is hired to impersonate the missing father of a twelve year old girl. Shot in Japan, with Japanese actors, in the Japanese language, Oscar-nominated auteur Werner Herzog brings to the screen a unique angle to recurring themes around people chasing impossible dreams.

“In Japan, the rent-a-family business offers everything from a cure for loneliness to a coverup for a secret shame. Herzog meets the man who replaces absent or disappointing relatives in this sensitive new drama.” - Katherine McLaughlin, Sight & Sound

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    89 minutes
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    Werner Herzog
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    Ishii Yuichi, Mahiro, Miki Fujimaki, Umetani Hideyasu, Shun Ishigaki