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The funeral  Cover Image DVD DVD

The funeral / director, Juzo Itami.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681439372
  • ISBN: 1681439379
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Full screen.
  • Publisher: [United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Full screen.
Title from disc surface.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1987.
Participant or Performer Note:
Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Kin Sugai.
Summary, etc.:
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 poignant 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.
Special edition featues: new interview with actors; Creative marriages: a short program; commercials; trailers; plus an essay.
System Details Note:
DVD; monaural; full screen (1.33:1 aspect ratio).
Language Note:
Japanese dialogue; English subtitles.
Subject: Funeral rites and ceremonies > Japan > Drama.
Japan > Social life and customs > Drama.
Genre: Comedy films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Comedy films.
Dark comedy films.
Films de fiction.
Films comiques.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Upper Skagit Library FUN 1013069 New DVD Available -

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