After Life 1998
The people materialize from out of clear white light, as a bell tolls. Where are they? An ordinary building is surrounded by greenery and an indistinct space. They are greeted by staff members who explain, courteously, that they have died, and are now at a way-station before the next stage of their experience.

They will be here a week. Their assignment is to choose one memory, one only, from their lifetimes: One memory they want to save for eternity.

Then a film will be made to reenact that memory, and they will move along, taking only that memory with them, forgetting everything else. They will spend eternity within their happiest memory.

That is the premise of Hirokazu Kore-eda's "After Life", a film that reaches out gently to the audience and challenges us: What is the single moment in our own lives we treasure the most?

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Cast: Arata, Erika Oda, Susumu Terajima, Takashi Naito, Kyoko Kagawa, Kei Tani, Taketoshi Naito, Toru Yuri, Yusuke Iseya
Country: Japan
Genre: Drama, Fantasy

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:59:17 | 44.4 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English

• New audio commentary featuring film scholar Linda C. Ehrlich
• New interview with Kore-eda (19:18)
• New interview with stills photographer–cinematographer Masayoshi Sukita (15:38)
• New interview with cinematographer Yutaka Yamazaki (19:41)
• Deleted scenes (16:52)
• Trailer (2:19)