|Directed by||Yōjirō Takita|
|Written by||Kundo Koyama|
|Music by||Joe Hisaishi|
|Released|| May 17, 2008 (Cannes)|
September 13, 2008 (public)
|Running time||131 min.|
Departures (おくりびと Okuribito) is a 2008 Japanese movie.
A musician named Daigo Kobayashi loses his job as a cellist when his orchestra shuts down. Now jobless and in need of money, he returns home with his wife and is forced to take a job preparing corpses for coffins. Everyone around him, including his wife, hates his new job and the idea of handling corpses all day. But for Daigo, encountering each individual death helps him discover how important life really is.
- Masahiro Motoki ... Daigo Kobayashi
- Tsutomu Yamazaki
- Ryoko Hirosue
- Kazuko Yoshiyuki
- Kimiko Yo
- Takashi Sasano
- Departures at Cinema Topics Online