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The Resource Departures, a Regent/Here Media release of a Departures Film Partners presentation ; producers, Toshiaki Nakazawa, Toshihisa Watai ; screenplay by Kundo Koyama ; directed by Yojiro Takita, (videorecording)

Departures, a Regent/Here Media release of a Departures Film Partners presentation ; producers, Toshiaki Nakazawa, Toshihisa Watai ; screenplay by Kundo Koyama ; directed by Yojiro Takita, (videorecording)

Label
Departures
Title
Departures
Statement of responsibility
a Regent/Here Media release of a Departures Film Partners presentation ; producers, Toshiaki Nakazawa, Toshihisa Watai ; screenplay by Kundo Koyama ; directed by Yojiro Takita
Title variation
Okuribito
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
  • jpn
Summary
Daigo Kobayashi is a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and finds himself without a job. He 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. He discovers 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, acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and the family of the departed
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Takeshi Hamada ; editor, Akimasa Kawashima ; music, Joe Hisaishi
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some thematic elements
Language note
Japanese dialogue, English subtitles
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.D47 2010
PerformerNote
Masahiro Motoki, Ryoko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kimiko Yo, Tetta Sugimoto, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Takashi Sasano
Runtime
131
Technique
live action
Label
Departures, a Regent/Here Media release of a Departures Film Partners presentation ; producers, Toshiaki Nakazawa, Toshihisa Watai ; screenplay by Kundo Koyama ; directed by Yojiro Takita, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2008
  • Special features: Interview with director Yôjirô Takita
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn454647968
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (131 min.)
Isbn
9781417232918
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
741952675792
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
E1E-DV-6757
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)454647968
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Departures, a Regent/Here Media release of a Departures Film Partners presentation ; producers, Toshiaki Nakazawa, Toshihisa Watai ; screenplay by Kundo Koyama ; directed by Yojiro Takita, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2008
  • Special features: Interview with director Yôjirô Takita
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn454647968
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (131 min.)
Isbn
9781417232918
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
741952675792
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
E1E-DV-6757
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)454647968
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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