Tomoaki Sunada had a successful career as a sales at chemist company. After he's retired and wanted to live fully. But life not always as we wanted. Tomoaki had verdict has a cancer in fourth stadium. Knowing his life will end soon, accepted in a big heart. His filmmaker daughter, Sunada Mami, recorded his last days of in a such sweet, decent and memorable way. Tomoaki always busy, he rarely had time spent his time with his own family, especially his wife. He busy with work, business trip, even after he's retire he lived separately with his wife and ended called as : a weekend couple. Tomoaki has 3 children, 2 sons and one daughter who not show signed going to get married on her 30's ages, which is the film director itself!
The narrator which is I believe is Mami herself, used simple sentence but titillated viewers to laugh and involved with her family life. We felt like a friend told us her father's diary. All was so natural, palpable, and just the way it is. The tone of Sunada was flat and no emotion, but we just know how Mami loves his father. Tomoaki has a tremendous sense of humor, even in his last minute. Tomoaki loved his grandchildren very much, but his favorite was Emma, she had been frequently called by Tomoaki. One of his son working in US, he wanted to visited US one more time to play with his grandchildren. The fact that Tomoaki was a real salesman proved when he decided to baptized into Christian, because he wanted has memorial but not spend too much money, as we know land in Japan is very expensive. The best moment is when the last days of Tomoaki prior his death that his messages to his entire family. Tomoaki wanted only family and close friend permit to attend his funeral.
The narrator : I faced my last days. But I think one of my son yet letting me go. Son : Dad, this is the last list of the people who will attend your funeral. Is it correct? Dad : .... (paused in confusion) Others : hey stopped it! Dad, you no need to think anything anymore. Let us handle this. (laugh from around)
For me, this is more than just a documentary. This is a family heritage. When Emma grow up with her other siblings and cousins, they will always memorize their grandfather as what Mami's made. Even they can tell to their children later on, a great man as their ancestor who merit to respected.
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