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Author: Shochiku ; Tokyo Broadcasting System ; 制作プロダクション, セディックインターナショナル ; 製作, 信国一朗 ; プロデューサー, 中沢敏明, 渡井敏久 ; 脚本小山薰堂 ; 監督, 滝田洋二郎. 信国一朗. 中沢敏明. 渡井敏久. 小山薰堂, 滝田洋二郎, 本木雅弘, 広末涼子, 余貴美子, 杉本哲太. 峰岸徹, 吉行和子, 笹野高史, 山崎努, ; ; Ichirō NobukuniToshiaki NakazawaToshihisa WataraiKundō KoyamaAll authors
Publisher: [Tokyo] : Tokyo Broadcast System ; Port Washington, NY : Distributed by E1 Entertainment, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : Japanese : [Widescreen]View all editions and formats
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Daigo Kobayashi, a cellist, dreamt of going around the world with his wife Mika. Unfortunately, the orchestra folds, so he sells his instrument, retreats to the small town he came from, lives in his late mother's house, and tries to start a new life. He answers a classified ad entitled 'Departures' thinking it is for a travel agency. Daigo's actual responsibilities entail preparing the local decedents for their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Foreign language films
Fiction films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Shochiku ; Tokyo Broadcasting System ; 制作プロダクション, セディックインターナショナル ; 製作, 信国一朗 ; プロデューサー, 中沢敏明, 渡井敏久 ; 脚本小山薰堂 ; 監督, 滝田洋二郎. 信国一朗. 中沢敏明. 渡井敏久. 小山薰堂, 滝田洋二郎, 本木雅弘, 広末涼子, 余貴美子, 杉本哲太. 峰岸徹, 吉行和子, 笹野高史, 山崎努, ; ; Ichirō Nobukuni; Toshiaki Nakazawa; Toshihisa Watarai; Kundō Koyama; Yōjirō Takita; Masahiro Motoki; Ryōko Hirosue; Kimiko Yo; Tetta Sugimoto; Tōru Minegishi; Kazuko Yoshiyuki; Takashi Sasano; Tsutomu Yamazaki; Sedikku Intānashonaru.; Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha.; Tōkyō Hōsō.; E1 Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1417232919 9781417232918
OCLC Number: 454647968
Language Note: In Japanese with optional subtitles in English.
Notes: Originally produced as a Japanese motion picture in 2008.
Special features: Trailer (2 min.); Interview with director Yōjirō Takita (12 min.).
Credits: Ongaku [original music], Hisaishi Jō ; satsuei [cinematography], Hamada Takeshi ; henshū [editor], Kawashima Akimasa.
Cast: Motoki Masahiro, Hirosue Ryōko, Yo Kimoko, Sugimoto Tetta, Minegishi Tōru, Yoshiyuki Kazuko, Sasano Takashi, Yamazaki Tsutomu.
Awards: Winner, 2008 Academy Award: Best foreign language film; Winner, 2009 Awards of the Japanese Academy: Best film, Best director-Yôjirô Takita, Best actor-Masahiro Motoki, Best supporting actor-Tsutomu Yamazaki, Best supporting actress-Kimoko Yo, Best screenplay-Kundô Koyama, Best cinematography-Takeshi Hamada, Best editing-Akimasa Kawashima, Best lighting-Hitoshi Takaya, Best sound-Satoshi Ozaki, Osamu Onodera.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for some thematic elements.
Description: 1 videodisc (131 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound/2.0; enhanced for 16x9 televisions.
Contents: In mourning --
Departures --
Harmony --
NK agent --
Minatoza Theater --
Casketing procedure --
Tsurunoyu public bath --
Trial --
Favorite lipstick --
Drink --
Acting job --
Child's instrument --
We'll meet again --
Stone letter --
Personal belongings --
End credits.
Other Titles: Departures
Responsibility: Shochiku ; Tokyo Broadcasting System ; seisaku purodakushon, Sedikku Intānashonaru ; seisaku, Nobukuni Ichirō, purodyūsā, Nakazawa Toshiaki, Watarai Toshihisa ; kyakuhon, Koyama Kundō ; kantoku, Takita Yōjirō.
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Daigo Kobayashi, a cellist, dreamt of going around the world with his wife Mika. Unfortunately, the orchestra folds, so he sells his instrument, retreats to the small town he came from, lives in his late mother's house, and tries to start a new life. He answers a classified ad entitled 'Departures' thinking it is for a travel agency. Daigo's actual responsibilities entail preparing the local decedents for their "casketing," a process with an elaborate ritual of preparation, cleansing, and presentation, all done with great precision, grace, and utmost respect for both the deceased and watching family members. In dire financial straits, Daigo embarks on this new (and ancient) career path. 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 their families.

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