The Funeral (2007) Japan
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Director:Juzo Itami
Studio:Itami productions
Rating:4.0 (19 votes)
Date Added:2010-05-26
ASIN:B0013MEL6S
UPC:0596817003506
Price:$19.95
Genre:Drama
Release:2007-07-10
Duration:124
Sound:Dolby
Juzo Itami  ...  (Director)
  ...  (Writer)
 
Tsutomu Yamazak  ...  
Nobuko Miyamot  ...  
Tags: Buddhism drama

Summary: JUZO ITAMI'S ''Funeral'' is a series of joyous contradictions. Here's a robust comedy whose subject is death, a film that is quintessentially Japanese though it recalls (without in any way imitating) the work of the quintessentially French Jean Renoir, and a tough-minded satire that is almost always sweet. The movie is about the mad scramble of the members of one affluent, bourgeois family to honor ancient traditions in a Japan that worships its high technology, fast foods, instant replays, automobiles and labor-saving appliances as much as it does its ancestors.