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Movie Pick: Stages

by rania
November 7, 2008 1:19 AM
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Roos (Elsie de Brauw) and Martin (Marcel Musters) in post-divorce conversation

"Hakikimori" is the Japanese term for young men who sequester themselves in their parents' home in front of the computer in their bedroom. Divorced dad Martin brings the term up to a colleague, while missing the parallels to his own son, in Mijke de Jong's fascinating Dutch family-relationship film, "Stages."

I'm surprised that I haven't heard the term used in this country.

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