The Funeral (1987)

The Funeral





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In this hilarious black comedy, filmmaker Juzo Itami pokes fun at Japanese traditions -- in particular, the culture's strict Buddhist funeral rites. Wabisuke and Chizuko are a modern married couple who live in Tokyo. Their happy lives are turned upside down when her father -- a diabetic old bully -- unexpectedly passes away, and they must take on the hefty price tab and the numerous rules involved in planning his funeral. But the film's not over yet, because a gallery of annoying relatives and … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Juzo Itami
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 29, 1999
Itami Productions



as Wabisuke Inoue

as Chizuko Amamiya

as Kikue Amamiya

as The priest

as Shokichi Amamiya

as Shinkichi Amamiya

as Yoshiko Saito

as Shokichi Amamiya
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