Elephant Song (1995)

Genres - Drama  |   Release Date - May 31, 1994 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 59 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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This charming Japanese drama follows the exploits of a Kanako, a dippy young waitress, who promised her old friend "Chestnut Uncle" that when he died, she would have him buried rather than cremated so his body could give something back to the earth from whence he came. Soon after his death, Kanako and her son enlist the aid of a friend with a delivery truck to help them take the body to the wooded knoll where Uncle wanted to be interred. Along the way, she stops at a department store to buy a shovel and somehow ends up playing a keyboard in the music department. Later she must carry Uncle on her back until they reach the hilltop and bury him. Kanako is so happy that she could honor her promise and put Uncle's spirit to rest.

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burial, corpse, son, waiter, truck