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Departures
  

Departures (DVD, MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT, M)

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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.
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DVD Code MMA8010
Rating M
Year 2008
Runtime 131 mins
Disks 1 disk(s)
Format DVD, MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT, M
Released 10 Apr 2010
Availability
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Movie Information

Director Yojiro Takita
Cast and Crew Masahiro Motoki, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ryoko Hirosue, Kimiko Yo, Takashi Sasano & Kazuko Yoshiyuki
Languages Japanese
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles English
Tagline The gift of last memories

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DVD Code MMA8010
Stock Available
Status Showing available from publisher, allow 2-4 weeks for delivery
Publisher unlisted
Released 10 Apr 2010
Publication Country
Format DVD, MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT, M
Contains MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT
Category Drama
Foreign Film
Number of Pages 1
Dimensions Height: 131mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 400g
Interest Age General Audience
Number of Disks 1

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