- Published: [United States] : E1 Entertainment, 
- Year Published: 2009
- Description: 1 videodisc (131 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Language: Japanese
- Format: DVD
- 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, Takashi.
- Hisaishi, Joe.
- Regent (Firm)
- Here Media (Firm)
- Departures Film Partners
- E1 Entertainment (Firm)
- Violoncellists -- Drama. -- Japan
- Migration, Internal -- Drama. -- Japan
- Advertising, Classified -- Drama. -- Japan
- Undertakers and undertaking -- Drama. -- Japan
- Married people -- Drama. -- Japan
- Foreign films -- Japan.
- Motion pictures, Japanese.
- Musical films.
- Feature films.
- Fiction films.
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Departures : Okuribito
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Call number: DVD FLC-JPN Departures
Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Downtown Storage Adult, Malletts Adult, Traverwood Adult, West Adult
Title and credits transliterated from the Japanese.
DVD release of the 2008 motion picture.
Special features: interview with director Yôjirô Takita.
Masahiro Motoki, Ryoko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kimiko Yo, Tetta Sugimoto, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Takashi Sasano.
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.
DVD ; Region 1 ; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
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