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Departures [videorecording] / a Regent/Here Media release of a Departures Film Partners presentation
DVDs DVDs | E1 Entertainment | 2009 | [Widescreen version.]
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Imprint
[United States] : E1 Entertainment, [2009]
Edition
[Widescreen version.]
Descript
1 videodisc (131 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; 2.0 Dolby Digital.
Note
In Japanese, with English subtitles.
Title from container.
Cast
Masahiro Motoki, Ryoko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kimiko Yo, Tetta Sugimoto, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Takashi Sasano.
Credits
Producers, Toshiaki Nakazawa, Toshihisa Watai ; screenplay, Kundo Koyama ; director, Yojiro Takita ; director of photography, Takeshi Hamada ; editor, Akimasa Kawashima ; music, Joe Hisaishi.
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some thematic elements.
Summary
Daigo Kobayashi is a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and finds himself without a job. He decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife to look for work and start over. He answers a classified ad entitled 'Departures' thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency. He discovers that the job is actually for a 'Nokanshi' or 'encoffineer,' a funeral professional who prepares deceased bodies for burial and entry into the next life. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art, acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and the family of the departed.
Note
Special features: interview with director Yôjirô Takita.
Local Note
MW, 1-10
Subject
Genre
Alt Author
Alt Title
Okuribito
ISBN
1417232919
9781417232918
ISBN/ISSN
741952675792
Music #
E1E-DV-6757 E1 Entertainment
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