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Title The Funeral = Ososhiki.

Published [Japan] : New Century Producers/Itami Productions Film, [1984]

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store VID  791.4372 FUNE  VHS video cassette    AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 videocassette (VHS) (119 minutes) : sound, colour with black and white sequence ; 1/2 in.
1/2 in.
Notes Japanese dialogue, English subtitles.
Also known as Death Japanese style.
Credits Director, script, Juzo Itami ; producers, Yasushi Tamaoki, Yutaka Okada ; photography, Yonezo Maeda ; editor, Akira Suzuki.
Performers Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Kin Sugal, Shuji Otaki, Chishu Ryu.
Summary At the core of this slightly melancholy comedy is a free form chronicle of the ceremonies attending a family funeral following the death of the actor-narrator's father-in-law. Everything is presented in relation to ritual often laced with mild farce. Itami has commented that funerals are the now little understood rituals whereby old Japan connects with modern Japan. He also seems to be invoking the traditional Japanese film genre shomin-geki (home drama) - favoured by Ozu's favourite actor Chisu Ryu, who plays an elderly priest.
Other author Itami, Jūzō, 1933-1997, director, writer of accompanying material.
Yamazaki, Tsutomu, 1936- costume designer.
Maeda, Yonezo, photographer.
Miyamoto, Nobuko, 1939- costume designer.
Ryū, Chishū, 1904-1993, costume designer.
Tamaoki, Yasushi, producer.
Okada, Yutaka, producer.
Itami Purodakushon.
Subject Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Japan -- Drama.
Feature films.
Japan -- Social life and customs -- Drama.
Variant Title Ososhiki.
Other title Ososhiki.
Death Japanese style.