October 23, 2020


Title: Departures “Okuribito” (original title)
Genre: Drama, Music
Cast: Masahiro Motoki, Ryôko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki

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Synopsis Departures 2008 Japanese Movie
Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 newly unemployed cellist takes a chore preparing the dead for funerals.

My views
 Departures – the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for 2008. “Okuribito”, literally “The mortal who sees off”, is nearly a supposedly untalented cellist’s novel job. After returning to hometown every bit a failure inwards the music world, he applies for a chore amongst vague description. It turns out to endure a chore posting for “encoffiner”, a mortal who performs rites as well as rituals earlier placing the torso into the coffin. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 ‘tainted’ chore inwards the eyes of the society, but he eventually develops pride as well as role inwards this profession. It shows  the “Dead” issue, Meaning of life, identify unit of measurement relations etc. More than that it shows how Japanese people are devoted to their jobs inwards perfect patience as well as discipline. So if yous got bored from your job, I only recommend yous picket this film as well as compare yourself amongst the atomic number 82 actor. This film successfully depicts the pride inwards one’s job, as well as questions the important of death.


  • Acting/Cast: 8.2
  • Story: 8
  • Music/Sounds:8
  • Overall: 8.2