"Tsure ga Utsu ni Narimasite" ツレがうつになりまして is title of Japanese film. This means “my husband has got a depression” Depression is a sickness that office workers especially tend to get and is increasing now in Japan.
Depression うつ病 (Utsubyo) is one of social problems. There are some reasons why
office workers get sick. Off course, the personality is a reason of this sickness. Perfectionist or methodical person tends to be sick. However, I think Japanese people always work too much every day.
human relations in a company, crammed train (満員電車) in the morning and overtime work
is stressful in Japan.
Being hardworking, accuracy for work or earnest originally regards as good thing in Japanese society. It is usual to be serious. However, the
social environment is sometimes very uneasy for us. Responsibility and
obligation for their work give pressure to us.
And crammed train every morning is also so stressful. It is not easy to have holiday and long
vacation in Japan.
What do we do if a member of family gets a depression? This
film expresses the bond of a couple, daily life and society in Japan. Japanese often say "Ganbatte！ " (keep up) がんばって！to cheer up someone. However, this is taboo word for a patient. The catchphrase of this film, "Ganbaranaizo" がんばらないぞ "I don't have to do my best. " is a phrase that the patient advises himself.
Masato Sakai and Aoi Miyazaki play a Japanese couple in the film. I like one of my favorite actors, Masato Sakai 堺 雅人 and his performance is excellent. His film "Golden Slumber " is very interesting film.