The funeral Osōshiki

Nyū Senchurī Purodyūsāzu. ニューセンチュリープロデューサーズ, Itami Purodakushon, 伊丹プロダクション

Blu-ray - 2022

In the wake of her father's sudden passing, a successful actor (Itami's wife and frequent collaborator, Nobuko Miyamoto) and her lascivious husband leave Tokyo and return to her family home to oversee a traditional funeral. Over three days of mourning that bring illicit escapades in the woods, a surprisingly materialistic priest, and cinema's most epic sandwich handoff, the tensions between public propriety and private hypocrisy are laid bare. Deftly weaving dark comedy with poign...ant family drama, The Funeral is a fearless satire of the clash between old and new in Japanese society in which nothing, not even the finality of death, is off-limits.

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Criterion collection ; 1125.
Feature films
Fiction films
Comedy films
Dark comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
[Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection [2022]
Blu-ray special edition
Item Description
Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.
Features: High-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; New interviews with actors Nobuko Miyamoto and Manpei Ikeuchi; Creative Marriages: Juzo Itami & Nobuko Miyamoto, a short program produced by the Criterion Channel; Commercials for Ichiroku Tart by director Juzo Itami; Trailers; New English subtitle translation.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Blu-ray, region A; full screen (1.33:1 aspect ratio); monaural.
Production Credits
Cinematography by Yonezo Maeda ; edited by Akira Suzuki ; music by Joji Yuasa.
Corporate Authors
Nyū Senchurī Purodyūsāzu. ニューセンチュリープロデューサーズ (-), Itami Purodakushon, 伊丹プロダクション (production company)
Other Authors
Jūzō Itami, 1933-1997, 伊丹十三, 1933-1997 (film director), Yutaka Okada, 1938- 岡田裕, 1938- (film producer), Seigo Hosogoe (actor), Yasushi Tamaoki, 玉置泰, Tsutomu Yamazaki, 1936- 山崎努, 1936-, Nobuko Miyamoto, 1945- 宮本信子, 1945-, Kin Sugai, 1926-2018