When I Get Home My Wife Always Pretends to be Dead (2018)

Hong Kong Panorama 2018 DVD edition; Nana Eikura at right

text below written 2020-08-11


Aaaah, a sweet japanese comedy and drama about the marriage between The Kagami's and the husband's worries that he really doesn't know his wife,
or how to satisfy her needs about which he doesn't know and how to make this his second marriage work. Jun (Ken Yasuda) has re-married with lovely
Chie (Nana Eikura) but he's afraid of that the myth will be true, that the third year will end a business or a marriage. They have been married for 3 years
now and Jun wonders how this fact will manifest itself for their marriage ?

And, one day when Jun comes home from work he's shocked to find his wife lying dead and bloody on the floor. He panics but, it is all a joke by Chie.
The next day he finds her lying on the floor with her head in the gape of a huge rubber crocodile, and on it goes. Day after day she surprises him
with new strange ways of dying in elaborately made death scenes involving an assortment of props, and some of them surely costly.

What does all this mean ? Why is Chie doing it, is she bored with their marriage, is it some sort of test or is she just having great fun ?
How to understand your quirky wife - a Handbookis badly needed. The film is based on a comic

The Hong Kong Panorama DVD in anamorphic widescreen and a japanese audio with english subtitles, trailer extra only, region 3

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