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Title Departures.

Published [Collingwood, Vic.] : Distributed by Madman Entertainment, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
Edition DVD.
Physical description 1 videodisc (DVD) (approximately 131 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
polychrome rdacc
Notes "MMA8010"
Catalogued from container.
Originally released as the motion picture "Okuribito" in 2008.
Special feature: theatrical trailer.
Credits Directed by Yojiro Takita ; screenplay by Kundo Koyama.
Performers Masahiro Motoki, Ryoko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kimiko Yo, Tetta Sugimoto, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Takashi Sasano.
Summary "Daigo Kobayashi is a devoted cellist who is suddenly left without a job when his orchestra is dissolved. He decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife to start over, where he answers a classified ad entitled "Departures". Thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency, he discovers the job is actually for a 'Nokanshi', a traditional funerary celebrant who prepares bodies for entry into the next life. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work, acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and their grieving family. Daigo experiences a profound and sometimes comical journey as he uncovers the wonder, joy and meaning of life and living" -- Container.
Audience Censorship classification: M.
System notes PAL ; Region 4.
Language notes In Japanese with English subtitles.
Other author Hirosue, Ryōko, 1980-
Koyama, Kundō, 1964-
Motoki, Masahirio.
Takita, Yōjirō, 1955-
Subject Feature films -- Japan.
Cellists -- Japan -- Drama.
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Japan -- Drama.
Undertakers and undertaking -- Japan -- Drama.
Death -- Japan -- Drama.
DVD collection.
Variant Title Okuribito.
Other uniform title Okuribito (Motion picture)
Other title Okuribito.
Publisher Number MMA8010 Madman Entertainment