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Departures / a Regent/Here Media release of a Departures Film Partners presentation ; producers, Toshiaki Nakazawa, Toshihisa Watai ; screenplay by Kundo Koyama ; directed by Yojiro Takita

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Material Type
DVD
Publication Info.
Port Washington, NY : E1 Entertainment, 2009.
Publication Info.
2008.

Details

Description
1 videodisc (131 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details
DVD, region 1; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Note
Title and credits transliterated from the Japanese.
Cast
Masahiro Motoki, Ryoko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kimiko Yo, Tetta Sugimoto, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Takashi Sasano.
Credits
Director of photography, Takeshi Hamada ; editor, Akimasa Kawashima ; music by, Joe Hisaishi.
Note
DVD release of the 2008 motion picture.
Audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some thematic material.
Summary
Daigo Kobayashi is a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and finds himself without a job. He 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. He discovers 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, acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and the family of the departed.
Note
Special feature: Interview with director Yôjirô Takita.
Language
Japanese dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Note
GMD: videorecording.
Subject
Cellists -- Japan -- Drama.
Migration, Internal -- Japan -- Drama.
Advertising, Classified -- Japan -- Drama.
Undertakers and undertaking -- Japan -- Drama.
Married people -- Japan -- Drama.
Foreign films -- Japan.
Motion pictures, Japanese.
Genre/Form
Musical films.
Feature films.
Added Author
Nakazawa, Toshiaki.
Watai, Toshihisa.
Koyama, Kundō, 1964-
Takita, Yōjirō, 1955-
Motoki, Masahiro, 1965-
Hirosue, Ryōko, 1980-
Yamazaki, Tsutomu, 1936-
Yo, Kimiko, 1956-
Sugimoto, Tetta.
Yoshiyuki, Kazuko, 1935-
Sasano, T. (Takashi)
Hisaishi, Jō, 1950-
Regent (Firm)
Here Media (Firm)
Departures Film Partners.
E1 Entertainment (Firm)
Added Title
Okuribito
ISBN
1417232919
9781417232918
Standard No.
741952675792
Music No.
E1E-DV-6757 E1 Entertainment