Katakuri-ke no kôfuku

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Released 2002

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Movie Summary

Director:
Takashi Miike
Released:
2002
Rating:
R
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 behind the house starts to fill up more and more.

Metacritic Score

  • 50

    The New York Times Dave Kehr

    It's all very zany. Occasionally it is even madcap. You would almost be tempted to smile at times, albeit weakly, if it weren't for Mr. Miike's habit of pounding home every joke wi...

  • 50

    Variety David Rooney

    An unexpected departure off the map, flinging together elements of Alpine musical, ghoulish Jan Svankmajer-style claymation and a family portrait so hokey it makes the Brady Bunch ...

  • 40

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    Long-winded and ultimately uninvolving.

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