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  • Written by Cast Member: Though he wasn't credited for the screenplay, lead actor Masahiro Motoki was responsible for conceiving the idea for the film.
  • Write What You Know: Motoki came up with the story for the film after having seen a funeral ceremony along the Ganges when travelling in India, read widely on the subject of death and came across Shinmon Aoki's Coffinman, which the film serves as a loose adaptation for.