The Funeral

Japan, 1987

Film
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The Funeral is a story about three days in which a married couple, an actor and an actress, must preside over a traditional, Japanese funeral for a member of the family. Their confusion, the complex demands this situation presents and the reactions of other participants create a story that is simultaneously comic, sad and moving.

Credits

director

Juzo Itami

co-producer

Yutaka Okada

Yasushi Tamaoki

Language

Japanese

Duration

02:04:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

35845

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Foreign language films

Comedy

Comedy → Black comedy

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Death

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Japan

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Death

Foreign language films

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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