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Departures (2008) - Movie Details

Foreign Drama
130 min.
Release Date
May 29, 2009 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
January 12, 2010 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
130 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for thematic material

"Departures" follows Daigo Kobayashi (Masahiro Motoki), a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and who is suddenly left without a job. Daigo 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 only to discover that the job is actually for a "Nokanshi" or "encoffineer," a funeral... Full synopsis »

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