Departure japan movie. Daigo decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife to look for work and start over. The scripting of departures by kundo koyama the one man tv drama writing factory who nurtured such delights as iron chef is embarrassingly clunky and obvious. Okuribito one who sends off is a 2008 japanese drama film directed by yojiro takita and starring masahiro motoki ryoko hirosue and tsutomu yamazaki. Japanese feature departures brilliantly hovers between comedy and tragedy.
Departures okuribito is a 2008 japanese film by yojiro takita. A profile of japanese priest ittetsu nemoto a counselor for suicidal patients as he approaches middle age and faces the possibility of his own mortality. The movies essential hollowness. Lana wilson directed this intimate.
By using a story line approach instead of a documentary one the viewer who is not familiar with the japanese culture or this tradition is drawn into this elaborate procedure and ceremony by. Storyline daigo kobayashi is a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and now finds himself without a job. Departures is a movie which involves the viewer in an ancient japanese tradition of the honoring of the dead and the deceaseds family and relatives.