Departures [Blu-ray] ()

directed by Yojiro Takita
featuring Masahiro Motoki, Ryoko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kimiko Yo, Takashi Sasano

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Director Yojiro Takita and writer Kundo Koyama examine the rituals surrounding death in Japan with this tale of an out-of-work cellist who accepts a job as a "Nokanashi" or "encoffineer" (the Japanese equivalent of an undertaker) in order to provide for himself and his young wife. Daigo Kobayashi (Masahiro Motoki) is a talented musician, but when his orchestra is abruptly disbanded, he suddenly finds himself without a source of steady income. Making the decision to move back to his small hometown, Daigo answers a classified ...

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Eloise R

Feb 24, 2011

Death for those who love

Death is not an easy subject for a movie but this movie helps us to understand death as a natural end to this life. We see how the family really gets to be part for the final send off. The ceremony is a private intimate affair rather than a public occasion.

Please see it.

Dragon2

Jun 25, 2010

WOW!

I am an avid foreign movie watcher, and this has become 1 of my top 10 movies! I actually stumbled upon it by total accident, and sure am glad.

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