I know what you're thinking: Not another Mexican/Jewish suicide comedy! Certainly no one can accuse the black comedy import "Nora's Will" of not being original.

I know what you're thinking: Not another Mexican/Jewish suicide comedy! Certainly no one can accuse the black comedy import "Nora's Will" of not being original.

Jose (Fernando Lujan) discovers his ex-wife Nora's body after a carefully planned suicide. The atheist Jose then must maneuver a comical maze of religious customs in keeping Nora's burial within the rites of Jewish custom, which traditionally bars those who commit suicide from interment in Jewish cemeteries.

"Nora's Will" is a far warmer and funnier movie than the premise suggests, beautifully shot with a healthy sense of whimsy. Yes, there's a corpse in the room (often literally), but Jose's interactions with clergy and family are quite lively and humorous.

By the time writer-director Mariana Chenillo brings things to a sweet and moving conclusion, there will likely be some tears to go with the laughter. If only more films could be this unique.