109 mins. / Japan/ In English with no subtitles / 2010
Ray is a buttoned-up 30-something engineer, who appreciates order in details and collectable robot toys. After the sudden death of his mother, he moves back to his childhood home to care for his dysfunctional Eurasian family. Lisa, the teenage sister is obsessed with the air guitar world championships, while the piano virtuoso brother Maury suffers from social phobia and has not left the house in 4 years. The biggest oddity however lives upstairs – their Japanese grandmother Baachan who sighs each time she uses the bathroom. Her apparent indifference to her grandchildren makes Ray question if Baachan is even related to them. In his search for an answer, Ray discovers new meaning to the word “family”, one which transcends the boundaries of country and language.
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