Departures

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The film follows a young man who returns to his hometown after a failed career as a cellist and stumbles across work as a nōkanshi—a traditional Japanese ritual mortician. He is subjected to prejudice from those around him, including from his wife, because of strong social taboos against people who deal with death. Eventually he repairs these interpersonal connections through the beauty and dignity of his work.


Cast

Masahiro Motoki; Tsutomu Yamazaki; Ryoko Hirosue; Kimiko Yo

Director(s)

Yôjirô Takita


Duration

1 x 130'

Genre(s)

Film, Drama

Year of Production

2008


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