Coverart for item
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
Contributor
Screenwriter
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
In Japanese, with English subtitles
LC call number
  • PN1997.2
  • PN1997.2
LC item number
  • .D47 2010
  • .D47 2010
PerformerNote
Masahiro Motoki, Ryoko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kimiko Yo, Tetta Sugimoto, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Takashi Sasano
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1964-
  • 1955-
  • 1965-
  • 1980-
  • 1936-
  • 1956-
  • 1935-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nakazawa, Toshiaki
  • Watai, Toshihisa
  • Koyama, Kundō
  • Takita, Yōjirō
  • Motoki, Masahiro
  • Hirosue, Ryōko
  • Yamazaki, Tsutomu
  • Yo, Kimiko
  • Sugimoto, Tetta
  • Yoshiyuki, Kazuko
  • Sasano, T.
  • Hisaishi, Joe
  • Regent (Firm)
  • Here Media (Firm)
  • Departures Film Partners
  • E1 Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
131
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cellists
  • Migration, Internal
  • Advertising, Classified
  • Undertakers and undertaking
  • Married people
  • Foreign films
  • Motion pictures, Japanese
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 and credits transliterated from the Japanese
  • DVD release of the 2008 motion picture
  • 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
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 presentation ; 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 and credits transliterated from the Japanese
  • DVD release of the 2008 motion picture
  • 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
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 presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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