Of Love & Law

2019 • 94 minutes
5.0
2 reviews
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About this movie

Fumi and Kazu are partners in love and law; they run the first law firm in Japan set up by an openly gay couple. As lawyers driven by their own experience of being outsiders, they attract a range of clients who reveal the hidden diversity of a country that prides itself for collective obedience, politeness and conformity. Tired of being silenced and made to feel invisible, the lawyers and their misfit clients expose and challenge the archaic status quo that deems them second-class citizens. With the backdrop of civil liberties under attack, the film poses universal questions about what it takes to be an individual, what it means to be a minority and what role a family plays in our increasingly polarised world.
5.0
2 reviews
Anthony “occono” O'Brien
June 23, 2021
Great film, & it's about the cases the two lawyers handle as much is demand their relationship, but they're a delight too. The cases provide an eye-opening view into a segment of unregistered people that are legally discriminated against by Japan because they were born out of wedlock. The main flaw is that it's too short & doesn't have enough time to go into any of the cases which all are intriguing enough by themselves. Deserved to be a docuseries far more than plodding Netflix murder mysteries