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A touching Afterlife-ish take on death as a fact of life

An out-of-work cellist embraces embalming for a living in Yôjirô Takita’s bittersweet redemptive fable.

Despite looming Oscar mushiness, Takita plucks heartstrings gently, earthing sentimentality in a quietly touching, stoical, Afterlife-ish take on death as a fact of life.

Solid making-of extras.
 

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