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

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A family moves to the country to run a rustic mountain inn when, to their horror, the customers begin befalling sudden and unlikely fates.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kenji Sawada ...
Masao Katakuri
Keiko Matsuzaka ...
Terue Katakuri
Shinji Takeda ...
Masayuki Katakuri
Naomi Nishida ...
Shizue Katakuri
Kiyoshirô Imawano ...
Richâdo Sagawa
Tetsurô Tanba ...
Ojîsan Jinpei Katakuri
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TV Reporter / Singer
Tamaki Miyazaki ...
Yurie Katakuri
Takashi Matsuzaki ...
Utanômi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yoshiki Arizono ...
Father of the poor family
Chihiro Asakawa ...
Utanômi's girlfriend
Masahiro Asakawa
Ken'ichi Endô ...
Kudou
Moeko Ezawa
Mutsumi Fujita
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Storyline

A pioneer of a man convinces his family to take advantage of news of a road soon to be built through an area of the country that can be had for next to nothing. He, his aging, but wise father, his loving and loyal wife, along with a slow-to-persuade son and a divorced daughter with toddler in hand who also happens to be the narrator, bravely move out to this new space and open a bed and breakfast. They make the place everything anyone could want, as they have so much time to work on it, since no one is making reservations to stay there. Eventually, the customers come...but each one dies while in their room and the family is trying to get rid of the evidence a.s.a.p so as not to ruin their reputation before they even get up and running. One thing leads to another and the bodies have to be moved. Written by Natalie D. Roberts "sonta_en"

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mountain | sex | room | bed | sumo wrestler | See more »

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Love, Music, Horror, Volcanos. Cinema was never meant to be like this! (UK Release) See more »


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Rated R for violent images and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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23 February 2002 (Japan)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Richâdo Sagawa: My nose isn't bleeding because I'm horny, the blood is rushing to enhance my critical faculties. And as I have much more blood than a Japanese, it surges uncontrollably.
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A feel-good cheesy musical full of claymation and some singing and dancing zombies?!! I loved every minute of it!
24 October 2003 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Please excuse me while I take my jaw off the floor... Whew! Okay, so Miike's movies are always full of genre-busting surprises, and I should have known what to expect with 'The Happiness Of The Katakuris', but NOTHING could have prepared me for what a nutty movie experience this is! A feel-good cheesy musical full of claymation and some singing and dancing zombies?!! I loved every minute of it! The actors playing the Katakuris were all good, but Kiyoshiro Imawano stole every scene he was in. He played "Richard Sagawa" the charming conman who romances Shizue. As soon as he broke into song I was laughing hysterically! If you are looking for something unusual then head straight for the Katakuris! I highly recommend this highly original and entertaining movie.


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