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Departures (Okuribito): A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals.

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Ratings: IMDB: 8.1/10 Metascore: 68% RT: 81%
Released: August 23, 2008
Runtime: 130 mins
Genres: Drama Music
Countries: Japan
Director: Yôjirô Takita
Actors: Kazuko Yoshiyuki Kimiko Yo Masahiro Motoki Ryoko Hirosue Tôru Minegishi Takashi Sasano Tarô Ishida Tarô Suwa Tatsuo Yamada Tetta Sugimoto Tsutomu Yamazaki Yukiko Tachibana

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Posted by Maunchy 4 years, 9 months ago
+3 | +3 / -0

Departures didn't win an Oscar for nothing! Skillful acting, breathtaking cinematography, smooth storytelling. Made me cry at least 7 times with breaks in between... I don't know how that happened. x)

Posted by Marinetti1909 4 years ago
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When I die may I got to Japan.

Posted by Beruthiel 4 years, 9 months ago
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Wow. Just wow. What a superb, wonderful film. Very emotional, you'd want to be made of rock not to have this film touch you. 10/10

Posted by zarikimbo 5 years ago
+2 | +3 / -1

Wonderful movie, it shows how much the Japanese people consider ceremony to be an important part of life and their culture. Excellent acting.

Posted by SceneArita 5 months ago
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This crosses cultural boundaries , no matter where you are from, grief, loss , family , beauty & ritual are part of life. This movie shows all that in the most intimate way that captures our attention with a creative display of artistry like never before seen. 10/10

Posted by Vorserbian 2 years, 8 months ago
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Good movie and even better soundtrack, no wonder that it won Oscar.

Posted by siren_007 2 years, 11 months ago
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death is a taboo subject but this movie explores the aspect really well giving a different perspective on what everyone is afraid to speak about. The main theme of this movie is loss, wheather its death, his father abandoning him as a child or his wife leaving him. I think everyone can relate to his struggles one way or the other.

Posted by Waxilia 3 years, 3 months ago
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gee what a movie ! 100% 10/10! soundtrack, man, that's one hell of a good soundtrack!

Posted by demona159 3 years, 5 months ago
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beautiful movie, loved the story, love japanese :)

Posted by zapater 3 years, 8 months ago
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What an amazingly splendid example of high quality filmmaking...one in the top ten list for sure...5/5.

Posted by naveedjan 3 years, 11 months ago
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What a Great Flick ...Amazing...Superb...Outstanding....i will never forget this movie in my life........obviously 10/10

Posted by Nanoman21 4 years, 7 months ago
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Amazing movie! seen it two years and still remember every single scene in it, thats how beautiful and powerful it is! Masahiro is a great actor! 10/10

Posted by didi13 4 years, 7 months ago
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Good movie. Now I know more about their customs especially funeral practices. Heartwarming & engaging. 7/10

Posted by mariegal 5 years, 3 months ago
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very beautiful movie. good cast. give a good insight on death in Japan 8/10

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