Ready for a good cry? Check out the documentary “Ending Note” which is currently in theaters. It tells the story of Tomoaki Sunada, a man who has been passionate toward his work all his life and a control freak. Shortly after he retires, he learns that he has terminal stomach cancer.
Sunada makes a notebook full of things he has never done, such as vote for a party other than the LDP, say “I love you” to his wife, go on a family trip, and so on. His daughter films him doing all these things, showing a humorous side to his character.
The documentary was shown at last month’s San Sebastian International Film Festival, where it was titled “Death of a Japanese Salesman.” It is a story that makes us consider how important life is.
It is playing at Shinjuku Piccadilly in Tokyo.© Japan Today