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* YourCheatingHeart: Wabisuke is having an affair with Aoki's wife Yoshiko, a younger woman.


* YourCheatingHeart: Wabisuke is having an affair with Aoki's wife Yoshiko, a younger woman.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Wabisuke is having an affair with Aoki's wife Yoshiko, a younger woman.woman.
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The film starts with a 69-year old man named Shokichi Amamiya having a heart attack. His daughter Chizuko and her husband Wabisuke, two television actors are, in charge of his funeral arrangements. The problem is that neither Chizuko or Wabisuke have any experience with funerals. Comedy ensues as a host of relatives descends on Shokichi's house while Chizuko and Wabisuke struggle to deal with the elaborate rituals and traditions of Japanese wakes and funerals.

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The film starts with a 69-year old man named Shokichi Amamiya having a heart attack. His daughter Chizuko and her husband Wabisuke, two who work as television actors are, actors, are in charge of his funeral arrangements. The problem is that neither Chizuko or Wabisuke have any experience with funerals. Comedy ensues as a host of relatives descends on Shokichi's house while Chizuko and Wabisuke struggle to deal with the elaborate rituals and traditions of Japanese wakes and funerals.


The film starts with a 69-year old man named Shokichi Amamiya having a heart attack. His daughter Chizuko and her husband Wabisuke are in charge of his funeral arrangements. The problem is that neither Chizuko or Wabisuke have any experience with funerals.

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The film starts with a 69-year old man named Shokichi Amamiya having a heart attack. His daughter Chizuko and her husband Wabisuke are Wabisuke, two television actors are, in charge of his funeral arrangements. The problem is that neither Chizuko or Wabisuke have any experience with funerals. Comedy ensues as a host of relatives descends on Shokichi's house while Chizuko and Wabisuke struggle to deal with the elaborate rituals and traditions of Japanese wakes and funerals.



* TheImmodestOrgasm: Yoshiko moans loudly in orgasm, while her poor husband out in the road sits in his car and cringes.



* YourCheatingHeart: At some point in the backstory Wabisuke had an affair with Aoki's wife Yoshiko, a younger woman.

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* SliceOfLife: There's really no conflict or plot through-line, just a portrait of a well-to-do family staging a funeral.
* YourCheatingHeart: At some point in the backstory Wabisuke had is having an affair with Aoki's wife Yoshiko, a younger woman.

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* EpicTrackingShot: A peculiar tracking shot that lasts over a minute starts at the head of the coffin as the funeral director is messing with a microphone. It then follows the microphone's cord on a long and winding path across the floor all the way to the porch outside, where it leads to a loudspeaker.

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* {{Cuckold}}: Aoki is sitting in his car uncomfortably while his wife Yoshiko moans loudly from the sex she's having with Wabisuke in the woods, just a few meters away.


* YourCheatingHeart: At some point in the backstory Wabisuke had an affair with Yoshiko, a younger woman.

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* YourCheatingHeart: At some point in the backstory Wabisuke had an affair with Aoki's wife Yoshiko, a younger woman.

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* SilenceIsGolden: Family friend Aoki films the proceedings with a home video camera. The sequence plays out like a silent film. See also DeliberatelyMonochrome above.


* POVCam: POV of a dead guy, as the family clusters around Shokichi's corpse at the hospital.

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* POVCam: POV of a dead guy, as the family clusters around Shokichi's corpse at the hospital.hospital.
* YourCheatingHeart: At some point in the backstory Wabisuke had an affair with Yoshiko, a younger woman.

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* DueToTheDead: It is ''SeriousBusiness'' in Japan. Chizuko and Wabisuke watch an instructional video on how to conduct oneself at a funeral, which includes tips on how to dress and phrases to say to the bereaved.


* BrickJoke: The dimwit uncle can't figure out which way north is (his brother's head needs to point that way) even when the others show him which way is west. He continues to try and figure it out as the others have a conversation. The film then cuts to the next scene when Wabisuke and his brother-in-law are drinking and discussing arrangements with the funeral director--only for the uncle to wander in again, ''still'' trying to figure out which way is north.



* POVCam: POV of a dead guy, as the family clusters around Shokichi's corpse at the hospital.
* ShowWithinAShow: Near the start Chizuko and Wabisuke are filming a commercial together. Afterwards, Chizuko gets the news that her father has died.

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* POVCam: POV of a dead guy, as the family clusters around Shokichi's corpse at the hospital.
* ShowWithinAShow: Near the start Chizuko and Wabisuke are filming a commercial together. Afterwards, Chizuko gets the news that her father has died.
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* POVCam: POV of a dead guy, as the family clusters around Shokichi's corpse at the hospital.

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* BlackComedy: The comedy is more based on the events going on, but it does have a few morbid jokes, such as when a few of the family members peek inside the crematory and comment on it.


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* PlotTriggeringDeath: The story is kicked off by Shokichi's death from a heart attack.


* HollywoodHeartAttack: Shokichi has a heart attack. He starts crawling on the floor and makes it outside. He is able to talk for a while but eventually has to go to the hospital, where he dies off-screen.

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* ForcedPerspective: Lampshaded in an early scene where Chizuko and Wabisuke are appearing in a TV commercial. It's a forced perspective gag in which she appears to be much bigger than he is.
* HollywoodHeartAttack: Shokichi has a Averted with Shokichi's quite realistic heart attack. He starts crawling on the floor and makes it outside. He is able to talk for a while but eventually has to go to the hospital, where he dies off-screen.

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