The Happiness of the Katakuris
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Directed by Takashi Miike
Produced by Hirotsugu Yoshida
Written by Kikumi Yamagishi
Music by Koji Endo
Koji Makaino
Cinematography Hideo Yamamoto
Editing by Yasushi Shimamura
Distributed by Shochiku
Released February 16, 2002
Running time 113 min.
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The Happiness of the Katakuris (カタクリ家の幸福 Katakuri-ke no kofuku) is a 2001 Japanese musical directed by Takashi Miike.


The Katakuris are a dysfunctional, yet loving family who open a guest house in the country. Unfortunately their paying guests tend to drop dead for one reason or another shortly after checking in. In a desperate attempt to hide these deaths that could ruin their little business, the family decides to quietly bury the corpses behind the house.


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