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Departures (Okuribito) (2008)

Departures
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Masahiro Motoki Masahiro Motoki
Daigo Kobayashi
Tsutomu Yamazaki Tsutomu Yamazaki
Ikuei Sasaki
Ryoko Hirosue Ryoko Hirosue
Mika Kobayashi
Kazuko Yoshiyuki Kazuko Yoshiyuki
Tsuyako Yamashita
Kimiko Yo Kimiko Yo
Yuriko Uemura
Takashi Sasano Takashi Sasano
Shokichi Hirata
Tetta Sugimoto Tetta Sugimoto
Yamashita
Tôru Minegishi Tôru Minegishi
Yoshiki Kobayashi


Written by
Kundo Koyama Kundo Koyama
(screenplay)


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Departures

4 years, 3 months ago at Feb 29 14:31
When everyone thought that "Departures" was selected among the five finalists to win the Oscar for best foreign language film, just to meet the quota of Asian cinema, when we all were debating between 'class' and' Waltz with Bashir ', appeared Yojiro Takita's film and broke the bank. Neither the frustrating problems of French education system, not rote gaps of the Israelite nation. The Academy end... read more

A good movie

4 years ago at May 13 7:49
According to Roger Ebert, this was one of the best movies coming out in 2009 and it won the Academy Award fot the best foreign movie so I was definitely curious about it. It had been a while since I watched a Japanese movie and within the first 10 minutes, I understood why I was always so found of those. The directing and acting was so understated and quite fascinating to behold. It is such a big ... read more
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When a cellist's orchestra disbands, he takes a job as a undertaker, and through his relationship with death on a daily basis, he begins to understand what life is really about.
Release date: 19 June 2009
Tags: Japan (16), Death (10), 2000s (10), Japanese (8), Funeral (7), Drama (7), Musician (4), Oscar Winner (4), Coffin (4), Music (3), 2008 (3), (3), Family (3), Husband Wife Relationship (3), Prejudice (3), Father Son Relationship (2), Cello (2), 130 Min. (2), Cinema (2), Sort (2)
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