Academy Award Winner Departures has been hailed rightly as a Japanese Six Feet Under. The failing cellist Daigo moves from Tokyo back home to the village he left after his fathers death. Unexpectedly he finds a new calling as he starts to work as a mortician. Director Yôjirô Takita gives us a fascinating look into the Japanese culture.

Title
Departures
Director
Yôjirô Takita
Country
Japan
Length
130 min
Festival
2009
Section
Special Presentations
Language
Japanese
Subtitle
Swedish
Production year
2008
Original title
Okuribito
Cast
Masahiro Motoki, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ryoko Hirosue, Kazuko Yoshiyuki
Producer
Toshiaki Nakazawa, Ichirô Nobukuni, Toshihisa Watai
Script
Kundo Koyama
Music
Joe Hisaishi

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