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Funuke Show Some Love, You Losers! (2007)

Funuke domo, kanashimi no ai wo misero (original title)
| Drama | 1 May 2009 (UK)
Traumatic incidents, conflicts, and bloody quarrels awaits the Wago family members who return home to bury their parents.

Director:

Daihachi Yoshida

Writers:

Yukiko Motoya (novel), Daihachi Yoshida (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eriko Satô Eriko Satô ... Sumika Wago
Aimi Satsukawa ... Kyomi Wago
Hiromi Nagasaku Hiromi Nagasaku ... Machiko Wago
Masatoshi Nagase ... Shinji Wago
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seiji Nozoe Seiji Nozoe ... Actor at the audition
Shôichirô Tanigawa Shôichirô Tanigawa ... Kamino
Nobumichi Tosa Nobumichi Tosa ... Tetsuo Komori
Kôichi Ueda Kôichi Ueda ... Sotaro Wago
Hiroshi Yamamoto Hiroshi Yamamoto ... Hagino
Ryôtarô Yonemura Ryôtarô Yonemura ... Tajima - Sumika's agent
Nahoko Yoshimoto Nahoko Yoshimoto ... Audition judge
Koichiro Yuzawa Koichiro Yuzawa ... Auduion judge
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Traumatic incidents, conflicts, and bloody quarrels awaits the Wago family members who return home to bury their parents.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 May 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Funuke See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$713
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Dolby SR

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Color
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Captivating Black Humour Film
20 April 2011 | by uvulvaSee all my reviews

Being one of the few Japanese black humour film I've watched, "Funuke Domo, Kanashimi No Ai Wo Misero" turned out to be most interesting. With well drawn characters and a plot full of twists and turns, this film captured my interest throughout.

Though it begins with the sad death of the parents, the characters seems to be sad and worried of other matters as the story progresses. A selfish, untalented actress; another quiet, secretive sister; the hardworking, sympathetic brother and his cheery, selfless wife, this combination holds to its roots as the story unfolds to also show glimpses from the past that have greatly influenced the tensions in the present. The cinematography contain numerous scenes of Japan's serene countryside with a very compatible soundtrack throughout the film.

Eriko Satô's performance as Sumika is brilliant. The rest of the cast was excellent as well. Hiromi Nagasaku as Machiko, especially in the few scenes where her sweetness and joy is distorted with eerily spoken words and facial expression, was very good. Script was intelligent as well with many instances of controlled agitation, bizarre twists as well as unsettling humour quite rampant as it goes.

This film may make you think. Even though the elements of chaotic drama are present, it very well relates to real life and that fact may be shocking as well. Impressed with the direction here, I hope to follow more of Daihachi Yoshida's films.


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