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3.8
1,722 Ratings

Departures

Okuribito

Directed by Yôjirô Takita
Japan, 2008
Drama

Synopsis

With the breakup of his Tokyo orchestra, a young cellist returns with his adoring wife to his hometown. Searching for work, he responds to a cryptic ad for work in “Departures”, only to find out that the position is in the ritual preparation of corpses.

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Departures Directed by Yôjirô Takita

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2009 | Winner: Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

Montréal World Film Festival

2008 | Winner: Grand Prix des Amériques

Hong Kong Film Awards

2010 | Winner: Best Asian Film

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