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Gaga books deals for Like Father, Like Son

EXCLUSIVE: Japan’s Gaga Corporation has sold Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Like Father, Like Son to Hong Kong and Macau (Edko) and Taiwan (Filmware).

Leading Japanese singer and actor Fukuyama Masaharu stars as a man who finds out six years into his son’s life that the hospital had switched babies and he needs to choose between his biological son or the one he and his wife have been raising as their own.

Produced by Fuji Television Network, Amuse Inc. and Gaga, the film is set for release in Japan Oct 5. Wild Bunch handles sales outside Asia.

Gaga is also having the market premiere of Mourning Recipe, directed by Tanada Yuki (The Cowards Who Looked to the Sky).

Based on the novel by Ibuki Yuki, the film stars Hiromi Nagasaku (Rebirth), Renji Ishibashi (Outrage), Masaki Okada (Confessions) and Fumi Nikaido (Himizu).

In the film, Yuriko returns to her parents’ house after deciding to get a divorce and finds a “recipe book for life” left by her recently-deceased mother.

Gaga is due to release the film in Japan this autumn.

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