Posted on: May 18th, 2013 by teastifanic No Comments

Monday, May 20, 5pm, room 9A,

VIU Movie series: proposal by Japanese Students – Okuribito (“Departures”), 2008

by Yôjirô Takita,
130 mins, starring Masahiro Motoki, Tsutomi Yamazaki, Ryôko Hirosue, color, Japanese with English subtitles.

Synopsis: Daigo Kobayashi is a jobless cellist who decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife to look for work and start over. In his new job he is in charge of preparing 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.


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