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The Funeral (1984)

124 min | Comedy

At the beginning of the film the father-in-law of the protagonist dies unexpectedly of a heart attack. The remainder of the film is episodic, moving from one incident to another over the course of the three-day funeral, which is held (as ...See moreAt the beginning of the film the father-in-law of the protagonist dies unexpectedly of a heart attack. The remainder of the film is episodic, moving from one incident to another over the course of the three-day funeral, which is held (as is customary) in the home. These incidents contrast old ways and new ways, young and old, ritual ceremony and true feelings, often comically, but sometimes with real poignancy. Written by Doug Shafer See less
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Mar 16, 1987 (United States)

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Tsutomu Yamazaki
Wabisuke Inoue Wabisuke Inoue   See fewer
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Nobuko Miyamoto
Chizuko Amamiya Chizuko Amamiya   See fewer
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Kin Sugai
Kikue Amamiya Kikue Amamiya   See fewer
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Hideji Ôtaki
Shokichi Amamiya Shokichi Amamiya   See fewer
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Isao Bitô
Shigeru Shigeru   See fewer
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Nekohachi Edoya
Ebihara Ebihara   See fewer
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Kamatari Fujiwara
Small old man Small old man   See fewer
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Hideo Fukuhara
TV Studio Guard TV Studio Guard   See fewer
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Hiroko Futaba
Shokichi's Wife Shokichi's Wife   See fewer
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Mampei Ikeuchi
Jiro (as Manpei Ikeuchi) Jiro (as Manpei Ikeuchi)   See fewer
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Yôsui Inoue
Telegram Deliverer Telegram Deliverer   See fewer
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Masahiro Irie
VTR Operator VTR Operator   See fewer
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Ryôsuke Kagawa
Old People's Club Chairman Old People's Club Chairman   See fewer
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Yoshihiro Katô
Ebihara's colleague Ebihara's colleague   See fewer
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Kiyoshi Kurosawa
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Shiho Matsunami
VTR Operator VTR Operator   See fewer
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Keiichiro Nakada
Tet-Chan Tet-Chan   See fewer
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Mariko Nakamura
Hospital Caller Hospital Caller   See fewer
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Hikaru Nishikawa
Mrs. Hanamura Mrs. Hanamura   See fewer
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Ichirô Ohba
Dead Man Dead Man   See fewer
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Koji Okoyama
Okumura Okumura   See fewer
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Kiminobu Okumura
Shinkichi Amamiya Shinkichi Amamiya   See fewer
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Kôen Okumura
Deadbody Deadbody   See fewer
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Gô Rijû
Man who climbs tree Man who climbs tree   See fewer
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Chishû Ryû
The priest The priest   See fewer
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Sakihiro Sakai
Funeral Guest Funeral Guest   See fewer
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Asao Sasano
Kurosaki Kurosaki   See fewer
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Saoyoshi Satogi
Ebihara's Assistant Ebihara's Assistant   See fewer
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Shizuo Satô
Father Father   See fewer
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Hiroko Seki
Teacher in Videotape Teacher in Videotape   See fewer
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Ippei Souda
Sakakibara Sakakibara   See fewer
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Haruna Takase
Yoshiko Saito Yoshiko Saito   See fewer
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Haruo Tanaka
Old man Old man   See fewer
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Yoshiharu Tojukai
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Go Toneatsu
Young Man Young Man   See fewer
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Tetstaro Tsuruno
Cameraman Cameraman   See fewer
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Hiroyuki Yamada
VTR Operator VTR Operator   See fewer
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Michino Yokoyama
Mrs. Kimura (as Michiyo Yokoyama) Mrs. Kimura (as Michiyo Yokoyama)   See fewer
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Mitsuko Yoshikawa
Mrs. Iwakiri Mrs. Iwakiri   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 1,165 votes