Departures

When Yojiro Takita's Departures won the 2008 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, it was quite the underdog performance. First off, Departures upset the presumptive favorite, Israel's Waltz with Bashir. But perhaps more surprising, given the rich history of Japanese cinema, it also became the country's first victorious submission since the category opened...read more

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Departures - Trailer 1
01:52 — An unemployed cellist takes an unusual job at a mortuary, learning a sacred part of Japan's cultural heritage.
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01:07 — Departures follows Daigo Kobayashi (Masahiro Motoki), a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and who is suddenly left without (more…)
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01:53 — Departures follows Daigo Kobayashi (Masahiro Motoki), a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and who is suddenly left without (more…)
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01:13 — Departures follows Daigo Kobayashi (Masahiro Motoki), a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and who is suddenly left without (more…)
Okuribito
01:00 — Departures follows Daigo Kobayashi (Masahiro Motoki), a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and who is suddenly left without (more…)
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01:57 — Departures follows Daigo Kobayashi (Masahiro Motoki), a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and who is suddenly left without (more…)
Departures
Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, DEPARTURES is a delightful journey into the heartland of Japan as well an astonishingly beautiful (more…)

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  • Released: 2008
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: When Yojiro Takita's Departures won the 2008 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, it was quite the underdog performance. First off, Departures upset the presumptive favorite, Israel's Waltz with Bashir. But perhaps more surprising, given the rich history… (more)

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