Winner in the Foreign Language Category at the 81st Academy Awards, "Departures" debuted in theatres across America on May 29th.
The film tell the story of Daigo, a man who by chance becomes a "Nokanshi," a person who prepares bodies for burial, and through a series of events becomes drawn deeper and deeper into the art of the profession. While on one hand displaying the stereotypes surround such a profession in Japan, the film also has a certain humor and a strong emphasis on the importance of life and love. If you haven't seen it yet, then what are you waiting for? (Official site:http://www.departures-themovie.com/)
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