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RENT A FAMILY INC.

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An emerging service industry in Japan offers actors to stand in for family members, their presence providing support at legal negotiations and filling bridal sections at weddings. Struggling and depressed over his family dynamic, Ryuichi runs one such company, sending himself (and as many as 32 other actors) to fill in for those who need family members and, in many ways, to get away from his own. – DB

SCREENINGS

June 21, 2:15 p.m.
Goethe Inst
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June 22, 12:45 p.m.
AFI Silver
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FILM DETAILS

Directors: Kaspar Astrup Schröder
Country: Denmark
Year: 2012
Running Time (minutes): 79
Language: English, Japanese with English subtitles Film Guide Features