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True mothers

Kawase, Naomi

After a long and unsuccessful struggle to get pregnant, Satoko and her husband decide to adopt a child. Over the next six years, the middle-class couple and their young son Asato settle into a comfortable, albeit routine, life. The family's orderly existence is shattered by the arrival of Hikari, a young woman claiming to be Asato's biological mother, demanding his return. As tensions mount, Satoko grows more and more emboldened to defend her family

Not rated by the MPAA

a film by Naomi Kawase

Title from cover art

Originally released as a motion picture in 2020

Aspect ratio 1.85:1; widescreen

Special features: Juliette Binoche and Naomi Kawase discuss True Mothers; bonus short film Return to Toyama, written and directed by Atsushi Hirai (24 min.)

Hiromi Nagasaku, Arata Iura, Aju Makita, Reo Sato, Taketo Tanaka, Hiroko Nakajima, Tetsu Hirahara, Ren Komai, Masami Horiuchi, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Masaki Mura, Shoko Ikezu, Ryuya Wakaba, Munetaka Aoki, Go Riju

DVD; NTSC; all regions; widescreen; 5.1 surround sound/2.0 stereo

Japanese with optional English subtitles

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