Capsule Cinema: Hospitalité (Fukada, 2011)

Kay reviews films in 100 words or less.

Hospitalite (Fukada, 2011)

Mikio Kobayashi, his young wife, daughter, and sister are shocked out of their quiet lives when a man they think they know comes to them looking for a job and board. Then he brings his foreign wife to live with him…and eventually all their “friends.” Hospitalité is an absurd, funny, and insightful film that begs for a discussion on the social, economic, and political issues obvious and veiled in the narrative. I can see this paradoxically simple yet complex film sitting in philosophy, development, or sociology classes, sparking discourse relevant not only in Japan but also in the global community.


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