The Happiness of the Katakuris
Director: Takashi Miike Run Time: 113 min. Format: 35mm Release Year: 2002 Language: Japanese
Starring: Keiko Matsuzaka, Kenji Sawada, Kiyoshiro Imawano, Naomi Nishida, Shinji Takeda
A Horror-Musical, featuring claymation sequences from the master Takashi Miike.
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. The grave behind the house starts filling up more and more. Love. Music. Horror. Volcanoes. Cinema was never meant to be like this!