Tony Takitani, a Simple Life

great: Tony Takitani (fine original short story, but the movie is brilliant beyond that)

very good: A Simple Life (idealized characters, but directly confronts us with an inevitable death in realistic terms. no cheap drama needed. good people still suffer, no matter how well they treat each other. people neglect a large part of their potential while they live, focusing only on what they feel is their strongest aspect or duty)