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The Happiness of the Katakuris (Katakuri-ke no kôfuku) (2001)

The Happiness of the Katakuris
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Kenji Sawada

Kenji Sawada

Masao Katakuri
Keiko Matsuzaka

Keiko Matsuzaka

Terue Katakuri
Shinji Takeda

Shinji Takeda

Masayuki Katakuri
Naomi Nishida

Naomi Nishida

Shizue Katakuri
Kiyoshiro Imawano

Kiyoshiro Imawano

Richâdo Sagawa
Tetsuro Tanba

Tetsuro Tanba

Ojîsan Jinpei Katakuri
Naoto Takenaka

Naoto Takenaka

TV Reporter / Singer
Tamaki Miyazaki

Tamaki Miyazaki

Yurie Katakuri


Written by
Ai Kennedy

Ai Kennedy

translation
Kikumi Yamagishi

Kikumi Yamagishi

screenplay


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Bizzare and yet a little boring

6 years, 1 month ago at Mar 5 16:06
The Happiness of the Katakuris might best be described as Agatha Christie meets Beetlejuice, and then throw in the Sound of Music. If that sounds like it probably wouldn't work, it sorta doesn't. The musical numbers tend to be very surreal and luckily short. And although there were a few good laughs, and more chuckles, I was glad when the two hour long movie was over. The locations are excelle... read more

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It is a sad fact that many people who love Takashi Miike films love the director not for his unique insight, his playful narratives, his genre busting, or his quirky sense of humour but for the visceral stomp that Miike has shown himself to be more than capable of providing.

I say this is a sad fact as in many ways one of the finest talents to have emerged from Japan is often times ... read more
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Description: The Katakuri family has just opened their guest house in the mountains. Unfortunately their first guest commits suicide and in order to avoid trouble they decide to bury him in the backyard. Things get way more complicated when their second guest, a famous sumo wrestler, dies while having sex with his underage girlfriend and the grave ... (more)
Release date: 23 February 2002
UPC: 634991133326
Musical (11), Comedy (10), Horror (9), Japan (7), 2000s (6), Japanese (5), Thriller (5), Romance (4), Mountain (4), Black Humor (4), 2001 (3), Grandparent Grandchild Relationship (3), Sex (3), Foreign Language (3), (2), Little Girl (2), Hotel (2), Singing (2), Absurdism (2), Grandfather (2)
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