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Departures (Okuribito) (2008)

Departures
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8.1 IMDB rating

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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

writer


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Departures

2 years, 5 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

2 years, 3 months 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: 13 September 2008
Japan (16), 2000s (9), Death (9), Japanese (8), Drama (8), Funeral (6), Coffin (4), Musician (4), Oscar Winner (4), (3), Music (3), 2008 (3), Husband Wife Relationship (3), Family (3), Prejudice (3), Ritual (2), Father Son Relationship (2), Cello (2), Sort (2), 130 Min. (2)
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"10.7. Mestarillinen elokuva siitä, miten läheisen, elottoman ihmisen perinpohjainen hyvästeleminen on niin tärkeää meille eläville. Haudattavien kunniaksi suoritetut ehostusrituaalit liikuttavat ja lohduttavat ennen kaikkea omaisia, ja heidän reaktionsa ovat toistuvasti pysäyttävää seurattavaa. Ote katsojasta ei herpaannu, keveät ja raskaat hetket ovat täydellisessä balanssissa. Henkilökohtaisesti vaikuttava elämys."


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"29.01 126 min."


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"Second view. I gave it 8/10 first time. Tired of boring Japanese tea ceremonies everywhere (you can see a couple of them here too, aha)? Try Japanese dead dressing ceremonies instead. Quite boring too, but hey, ceremonies are not famous for their surprising twists. The movie brings a lighter look at death due to his characteristic comedy feel, but still maintaining the respect and dignity that death requires. Not bad. The stone at the end means "too late buddy". "


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"September, 25th."


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"DVD - Thursday 29.08.13"


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"19.8. Mestarillinen japsinyyhky naurattaa ja liikuttaa juuri sopivin väliajoin. Harvoin kuoleman kohtaaminen on kerta toisensa jälkeen näin kaunista katseltavaa. Lisäksi elokuvasta tuli todella nostalginen olo, koska elokuvaharrastukseni alkuaikoina katsoin ihan liikaa japanilaisia lässynlää-draamoja, joista jäi aina positiiviset fibat."


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"Watched : 18.4.2013 (digibox / Yle Teema) Kertoo sellististä joka muutaa takaisin kotipaikkakuntaan ja pääty vahingon kautta arkkutajaksi. elokuva on hauska , se itkettä ja saa sinut ajatelleman omaa elämääsi ja kuolemaasi. "


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"When his orchestra is disbanded, a cellist mistakenly gets employed as a professional encoffiner and finds his true calling. Not without a healthy dose of societal drama though. A heartwarming tale. Oscar - Best Foreign Language Film"


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"2008 WINNER - Japan - Yojiro Takita "


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"18.2 Hieman surullinen, tyylikkäästi hauska, mutta ennenkaikkea uskomattoman kaunis elokuva onnistuu käsittelemään kuolemaan varsin rauhallisella ja seesteisellä tavalla ilman sen kummempia vuodatuksia, pystyen samalla aiheuttamaan kuitenki varsin vahvojakin tunteita. Ohjaus toimii erittäin hyvin ja elokuva onkin hyvää visuaalista karkkia, jota säestetään rauhallisella sellomusiikilla. Näyttelijät tekevät uskottavaa työtä ja etenkin Masahiro Motoki vetää erittäin tyylipuhtaa"


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"28.1.2013 There is nothing really bad to say about this. It's just your basic and well-done drama, not exactly original or artsy, but something simple. That doesn't matter, since even while being simple the outcome can be magnificent. Some scenes are a bit sentimental, but that doesn't get too annoying at any point, luckily. More so my problem lies within the fact that I just didn't care much. I didn't feel bored or like that this would've felt too mediocre or forgettable, but I didn't get much"



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