My Grandpa (2003)

Yoichi Higashi’s Watashi No Gurampa (My Granpa) concerns the relationship between ex-convict Kenzo (Bunta Sugawara) and his 14-year-old granddaughter Tamako (Satomi Ishihara). Kenzo was behind bars for killing a gangster. Upon his release, he goes to live with his son (Mitsuru Hirata), whose marriage is on the rocks. Already a loner, Tamako is ostracized further when it is discovered that her grandfather is a murderer. Kenzo soon helps defend Tamako from bullies at school. When Tamako stands up for herself, she comes to believe that she has inherited some of her grandfather’s great strength. Eventually, an associate of the man Kenzo killed comes looking for revenge, along with the dead man’s son.

Directing:
  • Yōichi Higashi

Writing:
  • João Camargo
  • Yasutaka Tsutsui
  • Yōichi Higashi

Stars:
Release Date: 2003-04-05
themoviedb icon 7/10
  • Country: JP
  • Language: 日本語
  • Runtime: 113

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