Funny… Sad… Excellent!
I’ve been eyeing the DVD for a few weeks already but never really wanted to buy it. I was hoping someone (ehem… Cat) would actually own the DVD and I could borrow to watch. But after a very good review from my Aunt, I watched it last night.
It is a lovely story about a man who had a turnover. From city, back to small town after losing his job. And then, he found an ad in the newspaper, which says ‘working with departures’. He quickly assumed that it was a travel agency and accepted the job. Little that he knos, it was a funeral home.
No spoiler here. A must watch movie. I laughed hard and cried harder. In my opinion, preparing the demised for their final journey is probably one of the noblest profession. I went for Kursus Jenazah once, when I was doing my A-Level. It’s not easy. First and foremost, not for the faint-hearted, of course. Depending on the condition of the body, you must have a strong stomach. And I believe that, those who handles the dead, must respect the dead. No backtalking them bodies. No revealing personal info from the ceremony. A lot more lah that you have to prepare for.
And when The Don passed last May, I was very sad because I couldn’t help to prepare him for the last rite. The only thing that I managed to do was prepare his bath water. And I was also sad because other than my uncle and 2 cousins, non of my family members were there to kapan him. Everyone were on their way back to KK to prepare the kubur. As I sat on my seat in the plane, I made a decision to learn how to handle jenazah, from mandi to kapan, so that when the time comes, I will be able to lead it, and not just be a helper. I want to be the person who prepares my loved ones for their final journey. Insya-Allah… If God permits…
So, my friends, let’s take a minute (or in this case, 131 minutes) and humble ourselves by watching this excellent take on a profession, which sometimes have a stigma on it. I give the movie an A+!