The Funeral 1984

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The Funeral ★★★½ Funeral Rites; Ososhiki 1984

A sharp satire of the clash of modern Japanese culture with the old. The hypocrisies, rivalries and corruption in an average family are displayed at the funeral of its patriarch who also happened to own a house of ill repute. Itami's breakthrough film; Japanese with subtitles. 112m/C VHS, DVD . JP Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Kin Sugai, Ichiro Zaitsu, Nekohachi Edoya, Hideji Otaki; D: Juzo Itami; W: Juzo Itami; C: Yonezo Maeda; M: Joji Yuasa.