The Master of Funerals『葬式の名人』

  • Drama, 2019
  • 1h 39m

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Inspired by Nobel Literature Prize-winner Yasunari Kawabata’s Soshiki no Meijin. Single mother Yukiko who lives with her son in Ibaraki, receives notice that her high school classmate Yoshida has passed away suddenly after returning from America. Old friends including Yoshida’s baseball teammate Toyokawa get together and decide to bring the coffin to their former high school and hold the wake at the school. They share stories about their lives since graduation and the mysteries around Yoshida’s death begin to reveal themselves.

© 2018 “The Master of Funerals” Film partners

ノーベル文学賞作家・川端康成の作品群をモチーフにし、川端の出身校である茨木高校を舞台にした青春群像ファンタジー。ある日、高校時代の同級生の訃報が届いたシングルマザーの雪子は通夜の席に足を運ぶ。高校卒業から10年、久しぶりに顔を合わせた雪子と同級生たち。同級生が些細なことで葬儀屋と喧嘩をしてしまい、母校の中でお通夜をする羽目になってしまう…

監督:樋口尚文

出演:前田敦子、高良健吾、白洲仁、樋井明日香

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Director

Naofumi Higuchi

Language

Japanese with English subtitles

Subtitles

English

Bonus Content

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