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The directorial debut of Juzo Itami, this irreverent black comedy satirizes death and burial customs in a surprising manner for a Japanese film. Trendy film actress Chizuko (Nobuko Miyamoto) and her actor husband Wabisuke (Tsutomu Yamazaki) must rush from a movie set to mourn Chizuko's honored elderly father. The three-day wake is dramatized with rich comic detail and a funny supporting cast including Shuji Otaki, Kin Sugai, and Chishu Ryu as a greedy priest. Although Itami had yet to perfect the deft comic touch which made Tampopo (1986) such a treat, this darkly funny satire is still wonderfully entertaining and surprisingly touching. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Chapter List

Side #1 --
2. The Bad News [21:19]
3. Funeral Preparations Begin [13:21]
4. The A. B. C.'s of a Funeral [12:50]
5. A Special Guest [3:23]
6. A Full House [17:34]
7. The Final Goodbye [18:50]