Departures (Okuribito) Trailer (2009)

Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, Departures is a delightful journey into the heartland of Japan as well an astonishingly beautiful look at a sacred part of Japan's cultural heritage.

Departures follows Daigo Kobayashi (Masahiro Motoki), a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and who is suddenly left without a job. Daigo 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 only to discover 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 of "Nokanshi," acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and the family of the departed. The film follows his profound and sometimes comical journey with death as he uncovers the wonder, joy and meaning of life and living.

Duration
1 min 51 sec

Views
55,828

Posted On
April 10, 2009
Director
Yojiro Takita

Writer
Kundo Koyama

Studio
Regent Releasing

Release
2009
Cast
Masahiro Motoki
Ryoko Hirosue
Tsutomu Yamazaki
Kazuko Yoshiyuki
Kimiko Yo
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