Watch Departures: Daigo Kobayashi is a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and now finds himself without a job. Daigo 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 only to discover 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 of "Nokanshi," acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and the...
|Released:||October 16, 2008|
|Actors:||Masahiro Motoki Kazuko Yoshiyuki Tôru Minegishi Kimiko Yo Takashi Sasano Sanae Miyata Tatsuo Yamada Ryôsuke Ôtani Tatsuhito Okuda Mitsuyo Hoshino Tetta Sugimoto Tsutomu Yamazaki Yukari Tachibana Tarô Ishida Ryôko Hirosue|
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