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Departures

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Director [[Performer~P113552~Yojiro Takita~yojirotakita]] and writer [[Performer~P598744~Kundo Koyama~kundokoyama]] examine the rituals surrounding death in Japan with this tale of an out-of-work cellist who accepts a job as a "Nokanashi" or "encoffineer" (the Japanese equivalent of an undertaker) in order to provide for himself and his young wife. Daigo Kobayashi ([[Performer~P197130~Masahiro Motoki~masahiromotoki]]) is a talented musician, but when his orchestra is abruptly disbanded, he suddenly finds...more

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