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Departures
Departures
Actors: Masahiro Motoki, Ryoko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Kimiko Yo
Director: Yôjirô Takita
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Music Video & Concerts
PG-13     2010     2hr 10min

When his orchestra disbands, Daigo Kobayashi moves back to his hometown and takes a job preparing corpses for burial. Too embarrassed to admit his new career to his family, Daigo keeps his profession a secret, until he?s ...  more »

     

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Actors: Masahiro Motoki, Ryoko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Kimiko Yo
Director: Yôjirô Takita
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Love & Romance, Music Video & Concerts
Studio: E1 Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/12/2010
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2008
Release Year: 2010
Run Time: 2hr 10min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 23
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: Japanese
Subtitles: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Amy H. (ames) from CHARLESTON, SC
Reviewed on 1/12/2011...
This is an absolutely beautiful, touching movie about a man discovering what he was meant to do in life - and it wasn't what he thought.

The main character is a cellist with a small Tokyo orchestra. He loses his job right at the beginning, and he and his wife move back to his home town. He takes a job preparing the dead for burial, and oh my goodness, this is a beautiful movie. It's funny, it's touching, the acting is supurb (I loved the main character and his wife), the little funeral scenes scattered throughout are surprisingly emotionally affective, and I cannot recommend it enough.
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