A wonderful film by director Juzo Itami
. His first, preceeding his most popular work Tampopo
. It features some of the same cast (Tsutomu Tamazaki and his wife Nobuko Miyamoto for example).
An old man dies. His son is in the midst of a crumbling marriage, wedged in a passionate but loveless affair with his secretary. The son's family must pull themselves into a semblance of "normality" for the funeral proceedings.
Um. It's actually quite funny.