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Like Father, Like Son

Written and directed by Hirokazu Koreeda, 2013, Amuse, Fuji Television Network, and GAGA (Tokyo, 121 minutes, Japanese with English subtitles, not rated)


This is a review of the Japanese film, Like Father, Like Son. The movie tells the story of two families attempting to resolve the dilemma of learning that their 6-year old sons are actually not their biological children, but rather children swapped at birth by a nurse with malicious intent.

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The author is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry but was not involved in the peer-review process for this manuscript.

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Correspondence to Katrina A. Bramstedt.

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Bramstedt, K.A. Like Father, Like Son . Bioethical Inquiry 12, 359–360 (2015).

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  • Parenting
  • Genetic identity
  • Family tree
  • Parent–child relations