NetFlix: "Freshly unemployed, young cellist Daigo (Masahiro Motoki) has an epiphany in which he realizes he's been heading down the wrong career path. Retreating to his hometown, he trains for a new professional role as a nakanshi, or one who prepares the dead for burial. Tsutomu Yamazaki provides comic relief as Daigo's eccentric mentor in director Yojiro Takita's Oscar-winning, richly detailed -- if unlikely -- drama about finding your bliss." 2008 131 minutes.
DJE: This is a charming movie that deals with respect for the dead and has some cultural overtones. It's a gem that is well worth watching. The acting is understated and memorable.