Thursday, March 18, 2010

Departures (2008)

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.

1 comment:

衝動 said...

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