Departures (2008)

11 02 2011

Friday 25th Feb @ 7.30

130 mins

Cert 12

Japan 2008

Starring: Masahiro Motoki Tsutomu Yamazaki
Dir: Yojiro Takita
Departures won an Oscar for the best foreign language film in 2009. Daigo Kobayaski is a classical cellist in an orchestra that loses its sponsor. Unemployed he returns to his hometown to seek work. By mistake he becomes an ‘encoffineer’ working in a funeral directors. His wife and family despise his work but he sees dignity in acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death. A truly magical film of incredible subtlety and humanity.


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