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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]
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 95th Street 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.
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 (Motion picture : 2008)
ISBN 1417232919
Standard No. 741952675792
Music No. E1E-DV-6757 E1 Entertainment
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