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  •  I am not annoyed... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...but I am puzzled by why this scene of Watabe's funeral is placed in the middle of the film. According to another poster, it was originally place at the end of the film which would have been even worse. I guess, I think the scene of the funeral could have been eliminated, especially given the perfection of the rest of the film.

    The other part of the film is about Watanabe's wasted life, faceless little, petty bureaucrat - but wait! He get's it finally and decides to live. He faces down crooks, many city departments and gets the park build for the old ladies.

    Then the stupid funeral scene with workers and the vice-mayor arguing over Watanabe's real contribution. The city officials are tearing Watanabe down and his body isn't even cold yet.

    Actually, as long as Watanabe gets to sit in the swing in the little park, in the snow, all alone with his life work done put at the end of the film, you could put the funeral wherever you wanted. It was just very puzzling when I first saw the film and again and again, puzzling.

    Put the funeral scene in the director's cut on DVD. Or, leave it out. You have to see the film and talk about it or not as the case may be.

    What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted! Thrice is he arm'd, that hath his quarrel just; And he but naked, though lock'd up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted. Henry VI Part II Act 3 Scene 2

    by TerryDarc on Sat Feb 08, 2014 at 05:13:40 PM PST

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    •  I see (0+ / 0-)

      I may missing the point here,
      I didn't like the grandpa's funeral at all.
      There were a lot of drunken people, being silly.

      Japanese funeral turns to get ugly.
      Since funeral tends to hold for the oldest person in the group. So you couldn't talk things in front of the person.
      Now, you could feel free to talk.
      It tends to get very disrespectful.

      They were talking about our grandpa, but showed no respect for us neither.

      But, the funeral is the one of the most honest and truthful moment for everybody.

      That may be meant something.

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