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The Happiness Of The Katakuris

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3 out of 10 Not quite the usual
Philip from Dublin, 25 Jul 2010
Utterly demented film from Japan, part horror, part romance, part musical and all crazy. This will have you scratching your head in wonder at who could possibly make a film like this. Its either one of the worst films ever made or one of the best, i can't quite make up my mind.
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Best known for his dark splatterfests (AUDITION, ICHI THE KILLER), director Takeshi Miike takes a detour from his usual style with HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS. After losing his job at a department store, patriarch Masao (Kenji Sawada) has opened a country inn at which the whole family can work. The trouble is, whenever someone checks in, they seem to die before checking out! The inn spells a different adventure for each member of the family, and Miike somehow finds the ability...

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