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Departures (Okuribito)

Japanese Movie

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Release Date March 18, 2009
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Product Details

Catalog No.ASBY-4336
JAN/ISBN 4527427643369
Product Type DVD
TV Standard NTSC
Number of Discs 1
Label/DistributorAmuse soft Entertainment
Color Color
Running Time 131minutes
Encoding MPEG-2
Layers single-sided/dual-layered
Aspect Ratio(s) 16:9 LB Vista
Region 2
Audio Track Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1ch
Japanese DTS 5.1ch


DVD release of the film "Departures (Okuribito)," the winner of the grand prix at the 32nd Montreal World Film Festival and 81st Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Directed by Yojiro Takita. Stars Masahiro Motoki and Ryoko Hirosue. The main character Daigo, who used to be a chellist but is now despondent, applies to a job he spotted in the classified, allured by the description that the job is to help people with their departures, thinking that the job is probably related to traveling. He soon finds out that he misunderstood the description when Sakai, the head of the firm, tells him that his job is to ready the bodies of the deceased for funeral. At first, he is not proud of what he does and he could not bring himself to tell his wife what he actually does. However, as he helps lots of people with their "departures," his mind slowly comes to change. . .
Special Feature / Bonus Track: making-of footage, greeting, press conference at Montreal, unreleased footage, and more

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Description in Japanese

おくりびと / 邦画

第81回アカデミー賞 外国語映画賞受賞!!! 納棺師――それは、悲しいはずのお別れを、やさしい愛情で満たしてくれるひと。 モントリオール世界映画祭・グランプリ受賞! 本木雅弘主演、興収30億円、観客動員250万人の大ヒット、世界中を温かな感動で包んだ2008年No.1の名作が早くもDVD化! 『年齢問わず、高給保証! 実労働時間わずか。旅のお手伝い。NKエージェント!!』 「あぁこの広告、誤植だな。"旅のお手伝い"ではなくて、安らかな"旅立ちのお手伝い"。」――求人広告を手にNKエージェントを訪れた主人公・大悟 (本木雅弘)は、社長の佐々木 (山崎努)から思いもよらない業務内容を告げられる。それは【納棺 (のうかん)】、遺体を棺に納める仕事だった。戸惑いながらも、妻の美香 (広末涼子)には冠婚葬祭関係=結婚式場の仕事と偽り、納棺師 (のうかんし)の見習いとして働き出す大悟。美人だと思ったらニューハーフだった青年、幼い娘を残して亡くなった母親、沢山のキスマークで送り出される大往生のおじいちゃん・・・そこには、さまざまな人のさまざまな境遇のお別れが待っていた。 HDマスターダイレクトによる高画質。字幕: 難聴者向け日本語字幕

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    Customer Reviews

    A film that is good for the soul 5

    It was enlightening seeing how Japanese people of a small town honor and grieve the dead. What I found beautiful was the humbling effects of death on the people, and the honor that can be found in the work of occupations that people would normally not think to take on.

    great movie 4

    I watched this movie on my flight home from japan and it was fantastic. Movie was a bit slow, but the music was beautiful, the story was deep and meaningful. I am trying to find the english subtitles, can anyone help??


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