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Title Departures [(DVD) videorecording] = Okuribito / a Regent/Here Media release of a Departures Film Partners presentation ; producers, Toshiaki Nakazawa, Toshihisa Watai ; screenplay by Kundo Koyama ; directed by Yojiro Takita.

Publication Info. [United States] : E1 Entertainment, [2010]
℗2008
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult DVD Foreign Films  JAPANESE DEP    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Adult DVD Foreign Films  JAPANESE DEP    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult DVD Foreign Films  JAPANESE DEP    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (131 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Japanese dialogue, English subtitles.
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, Joe Hisaishi.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for some thematic elements.
Awards Academy Award winner, 2008: Best foreign language film.
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 features: Interview with director Yôjirô Takita.
Subject Cellists -- Japan -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Advertising, Classified -- Japan -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Undertakers and undertaking -- Japan -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Migration, Internal -- Japan -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Married people -- Japan -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
DVDs.
Local Subject FOREIGN FILMS (JAPANESE), VIDEODISCS.
ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS, 2008.
Genre Feature films Japan.
Motion pictures, Japanese.
Added Author Nakazawa, Toshiaki.
Watai, Toshihisa.
Koyama, Kundo.
Takita, Yōjirō, 1955-
Motoki, Masahiro, 1965-
Hirosue, Ryöko, 1980-
Yamazaki, Tsutomu, 1936-
Yo, Kimiko.
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
Departures
Departures (Motion picture : 2008)
ISBN 1417232919
Standard No. 741952675792
Music No. E1E-DV-6757 E1 Entertainment
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