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The Book Of The Dead

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Kihachiro Kawamoto is acknowledged as Japan’s master of puppet animation. 100 Meter Films is proud to oversee World Sales for this stunning production, an epic labor of love for Kihachiro Kawamoto.

Japan / 2005 / 70 mins / 35mm / 1.85:1 / Color / Dolby SR / Japanese with English subtitles/narration

“Full of Buddhist themes about suffering and its release, the film is thus something of a prayer addressed to a world in turmoil.” JASPER SHARP, MIDNIGHTEYE.COM

“Already a legend in his own right, with ‘The Book of the Dead' he has created his intricately detailed magnum opus, a summation of themes explored in all of his work: the transience of existence, the ambiguity of human behavior and the search for perfection and beauty in an imperfect world….Kawamoto's puppet films are violent, erotic and disturbing, yet this film shines out above all for its complexity, depth and humanity.” PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL

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