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Title Okuribito = Departures
おくりびと [videorecording] = Departures
Published [Collingwood, Vic.] : Distributed by Madman Entertainment, [2009]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  791.4372 Tak/Oku  DUE 08-05-21
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (approximately 131 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Summary "Daigo Kobayashi is a devoted cellist who is suddenly left without a job when his orchestra is dissolved. He decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife to start over, where he answers a classified ad entitled "Departures". Thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency, he discovers the job is actually for a 'Nokanshi', a traditional funerary celebrant who prepares bodies for entry into the next life. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work, acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and their grieving family. Daigo experiences a profound and sometimes comical journey as he uncovers the wonder, joy and meaning of life and living" -- Container
Notes "MMA8010"
Catalogued from container
Originally released as the motion picture "Okuribito" in 2008
Special feature: theatrical trailer
Credits Directed by Yojiro Takita ; screenplay by Kundo Koyama
Cast Masahiro Motoki, Ryoko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kimiko Yo, Tetta Sugimoto, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Takashi Sasano
Audience Rated: M
Notes DVD. PAL ; Region 4
In Japanese with English subtitles
Available to Deakin staff and students only
Subject Feature films -- Japan.
Cellists -- Japan -- Drama.
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Japan -- Drama.
Undertakers and undertaking -- Japan -- Drama.
Death -- Japan -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Video recordings.
Author Takita, Yōjirō, 1955-
滝田洋二郎, 1955-
Koyama, Kundō, 1964-
小山薰堂, 1964-
Nakazawa, Toshiaki.
Watarai, Toshihisa
Motoki, Masahiro, 1965-
本木雅弘, 1965-
Hirosue, Ryōko, 1980-
広末涼子, 1980-
Yamazaki, Tsutomu, 1936-
山崎努, 1936-
Yoshiyuki, Kazuko, 1935-
吉行和子, 1935-
Other Titles Departures
OTHER TI Okuribito (Motion picture)
Other Titles Okuribito