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Asian cinema: Japanese films

From Akira Kurosawa to Yasujiro Ozu, from Takeshi Kitano to Hirokazu Koreeda, from samurai to yakuza to the Japanese New Wave, and from anime to J-horror to pink films, this is the place to go for reviews, interviews and features about movies both classic and new from Japan.

Director Toshio Lee’s touching film about a wife’s odd habit of staging elaborate death scenarios will have you chuckling along, aided by delightful performances from Nana Eikura and Ken Yasuda

Review: When I Get Home, My Wife Always Pretends to be Dead

Director Toshio Lee’s touching film about a wife’s odd habit of staging increasingly elaborate death scenarios provides plenty of laughs, aided by delightfully contrasting performances from Nana Eikura and Ken Yasuda.