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Year: 2008
Original Title: Okuribito
Length: 130 minutes
Genre: Drama, Music
Studios: Amuse Soft Entertainment, Golem Distribución
Age rating: Suitable for 12 years and over

Release Dates

United Kingdom: July 03 2009

United States: May 29 2009

Ranking

Ranking: 3,309 out of 15,284 movies (up 1257)

7,9

7.9 by 7 users

Plot

Departures tells the story of Daigo Kobayashi, a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved who now finds himself without a job. Daigo 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 only to discover 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 of "Nokanshi," acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and the family of the departed. The film follows his profound and sometimes comical journey with death as he uncovers the wonder, joy and meaning of life and living. Hide full plot... Show full plot

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