Minna no ie (Our House) Standard Edition (Japan Version - English Subtitles) DVD Region 2
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They have decided to build their own dream house from scratch and so enlist the help of Tamiko's ex-classmate, interior designer Yanagisawa (Toshiaki Karasawa) to help them. But when they discover Yanagisawa is not licensed to build the exterior, Tamiko's father, retired carpenter Choichiro (Kunie Tanaka) is called in to help. It doesn't take long for old school and new school to start clashing heads, with everyone of Yanagisawa's "fashionable" ideas and designs being instantly dismissed by traditional, blue collared Choichiro.
Full of witty banter and insightful observations about Japanese business protocol, culture and reserve, Minna no ie is a well-written, well-acted film. Echoing the talents of Maitani's idol, the late great Billy Wilder, Minna no ie is a film, seemingly of another age, when comedy was considered an art form, rather than an excuse to be loud and disgusting.
|Product Title:||Minna no ie (Our House) Standard Edition (Japan Version - English Subtitles) 我們的家 Standard Edition (日本版 - 英文字幕) Minna no ie (Our House) Standard Edition (Japan Version - English Subtitles) みんなのいえ スタンダード・エディション スタンダード・エディション Minna no ie (Our House) Standard Edition (Japan Version - English Subtitles)|
|Artist Name(s):||Tanaka Kunie | Yamadera Koichi | Shimizu Michiko | Tanaka Naoki | Yoshimura Saneko | Ihara Tsuyoshi | Yagi Akiko | Shirai Akira | Nogiwa Yoko | Karasawa Toshiaki 田中邦衛 | 山寺宏一 | Shimizu Michiko | 田中直樹 | Yoshimura Saneko | 伊原剛志 | 八木亞希子 | 白井晃 | 野際陽子 | 唐澤壽明 田中邦卫 | 山寺宏一 | Shimizu Michiko | 田中直树 | Yoshimura Saneko | 伊原刚志 | 八木亚希子 | 白井晃 | 野际阳子 | 唐泽寿明 田中邦衛 | 山寺宏一 | 清水ミチコ | 田中直樹 | 吉村実子 | 伊原剛志 | 八木亜希子 | 白井晃 | 野際陽子 | 服部隆之(音楽) | 三谷幸喜(脚本) | 唐沢 寿明 Tanaka Kunie | Yamadera Koichi | Shimizu Michiko | Tanaka Naoki | Yoshimura Saneko | Ihara Tsuyoshi | Yagi Akiko | Shirai Akira | Nogiwa Yoko | Karasawa Toshiaki|
|Director:||Mitani Koki 三谷幸喜 三谷幸喜 三谷幸喜(監督) | 三谷幸喜 Mitani Koki|
|Publisher Product Code:||TDV-15346D|
|Country of Origin:||Japan|
|Picture Format:||NTSC What is it?|
|Region Code:||2 - Japan, Europe, South Africa, Greenland and the Middle East (including Egypt) What is it?|
|Shipment Unit:||1 What is it?|
|YesAsia Catalog No.:||1004075844|
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Customer Review of "Minna no ie (Our House) Standard Edition (Japan Version - English Subtitles)"
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: (3)
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May 30, 2008
Amusing film of culture clash
Director Mitani Koki's "Our House" is a big change from his more famous films, "Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald" and "The Uchuoten Hotel". The more famous films are wild screwball comedies in which the cast spends most of the film scrambling to avert disaster. "Our House" is a quieter, more subtle form of comedy, a comedy of manners.
Husband and wife Iijima Naosuke (Tanaka Naoki) and Iijima Tamiko (Yagi Akiko) are ready to have their own house built. Tamiko knows a successful interior designer named Yanagisawa (Karasawa Toshiaki), an old college friend, who she believes would be perfect as the architect for their home, although he never before has performed such a job and is unlicensed for the task. Tamiko's father Iwata (Tanaka Kunie), an old semi-retired carpenter and construction contractor, is brought on board to arrange the proper licensing and build the house.
Putting the hip, Westernized Yanagisawa together with the old, intransigent Iwata proves to be a volatile mixture played to great comic effect, as they battle over even the most simple things, like whether the front door should open in or out. Adding to the amusement is the construction crew Iwata hires for the project, most of whom appear to be refugees from retirement homes.
The simple story proves to be an excellent vehicle for illuminating a variety of Japanese traditions and for showing how they clash with the more business-like approach of a younger generation. As you might expect in a light-hearted film of this nature, the culture clashes ultimately lead to growth, mutual appreciation, some touching moments, a beautiful new home, and lots of laughs along the way. Your humble reviewer recommends "Our House" unreservedly.
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February 15, 2006
By the same director who did "Welcome Back,
Mr. McDonald". Again, a wonderful ensemble of actors,
especially the father and his crew. A very enjoyable
film of gently poking at the Americanization of the
building/architecture and nostalgic look at the
traditional Japanese craftmanship (which we all know
is superb!). How great it would be to reach and adapt
a nice balance like everything else.
A really fun movie to watch. The director has a very
unique vision and style.
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September 3, 2005
This customer review refers to MINNA NO IE (Japan Version - English Subtitles)
Japanese do it better (comedies)
Japanese do it better... comedies, I mean. But this is not new to any cinema lover. In particular, this movie is one of the finest examples.
It will make you laugh as hell but at the same time, will bring you to know in depth the personality of each character.
The intelligent, ironic metaphors are simply amazing, and the actors' great job makes this movie one of my favorites