Departures (Okuribito)

Departures (Okuribito)
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Departures (Okuribito) Synopsis

"Departures" follows Daigo Kobayashi, 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 professional who prepares deceased bodies for burial and entry into the next life. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art of "Nokanshi," acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and the family of the departed. The film follows his profound and sometimes comical journey with death as he uncovers the wonder, joy and meaning of life and living.

Rated PG-13 for thematic material

Departures (Okuribito) Casts

Ryoko Hirosue

Mika Kobayashi

Tsutomu Yamazaki

Ikuei Sasaki

Masahiro Motoki

Daigo Kobayashi

Takashi Sasano

Shokichi Hirata

Kimiko Yo

Yuriko Kamimura

Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Tsuyako Yamashita

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