Rent a family Inc. / Lej en familie A/S

Kaspar Astrup Schröder (DK, 2012)

Lej en familie A/S (Kaspar Astrup Schröder, DK, 2012)
Foto: Kaspar Astrup Schröder

This is the unique and unpredictable story about Mr. Ryuichi Ichinokawa and his unusual way of life. On the surface Ryuichi looks like an ordinary Japanese man. He is 44 years old, married and is the father of two boys. The Ichinokawa family seems on the outside to lead a completely normal family life. Every day Ryuichi goes to work at the post office. However, there is a secret side to Ryuichi unknown to most - even his family doesn't know about this. Apart from his job at the post office he has another occupation. A job that is anything but ordinary. Ryuichi owns a company called Hagemashi Tai, one of Japan's most peculiar companies.


Basic information

Danish titleLej en familie A/S
ProducerMette Heide
Director of PhotographyKaspar Astrup Schröder
EditorAdam Nielsen
ComposerJonas Colstrup
Danish theatrical release22.08.2012
Danish festival release2012-11-04
Production countryDenmark
Dialogue languageEnglish, Japanese
Duration52 min.
Production companyPlus Pictures Aps
Domestic distribution DOXBIO
International saleFilms Transit International Inc. / 21 Place Epernay / Ville Lorraine / J6Z 4K9 Quebec / Canada / t 1 514 844 3358 / f 1 514 844 7298 / /
Festival informationDet Danske Filminstitut
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Additional information

Danish ratingAllowed for all

Full credits

Eriko MaedaAssistant director
Mette HeideProducer
Sally Jo FiferExecutive producer
Christi CollierConsulting producer
Ines HoffmannConsulting producer
Sofie Ivan AndersenTranslation
Esben GrøndalTranslation
Esben GrøndalResearch
Hanae Sofie MisuTranslation
Erlend IndsethTechnical coodinator
Anders Skovbjerg JepsenTechnical coodinator
Martin Munck SchmidtTechnical coodinator
Kaspar Astrup SchröderCinematographer
Kajita AkihiroCinematographer: Additional shoot
Adam NielsenEditing
Jonas ColstrupComposer
Rasmus Winther JensenSound design
Jacques PetersenB-sound designer
Visual effects
Lasse MarcussenColorgrading
Ryuichi IchinokawaAppearance
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Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Tehran, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary Film Festival 10-12-2013
Bergen International Film festival 23-10-2013
DMZ South Korea 17-10-2013
Perm, Flahertiana Int. Documentary Film Festival 06-10-2013
Sydney Antenna International Documentary Film Festival 02-10-2013
Zürich Film Festival 26-09-2013
Vilnius Documentary Film Festival 19-09-2013
Dokufest Prizren 17-08-2013
SilverDocs AFI Documentary Festival 19-06-2013
Warszawa, Against Gravity 10-05-2013
Leuven, Docville 03-05-2013
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 25-04-2013
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 25-04-2013
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 04-04-2013
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 04-03-2013
CPH:DOX 01-11-2012
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