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Title Okuribito [videorecording] / seisaku purodakushon, Sedikku Intānashonaru ; seisaku, Nobukuni Ichirō ; purodyūsā, Nakazawa Toshiaki, Watarai Toshihisa ; kyakuhon Koyama Kundō ; kantoku, Takita Yōjirō.
おくりびと [videorecording] / 制作プロダクション, セディックインターナショナル ; 製作, 信国一朗 ; プロデューサー, 中沢敏明, 渡井敏久 ; 脚本小山薰堂 ; 監督, 滝田洋二郎.

Imprint Port Washington, NY : E1 Entertainment, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    Ja OKU    Available
 GDL Central Library DVD    Ja OKU    Available
 PAS Central Library DVD    DEP    Staff Reported Missing
Description 1 videodisc (131 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Special features: interview with director Yôjirô Takita.
Credits Ongaku, Hisaishi Jō ; satsuei, Hamada Takeshi ; henshū, Kawashima Akimasa.
音楽, 久石譲 ; 撮影, 浜田毅 ; 編集, 川島章正
Cast Motoki Masahiro, Hirosue Ryoko, Yo Kimiko, Sugimoto Tetta, Minegishi Tōru, Yoshiyuki Kazuko, Sasano Takashi, Yamazaki Tsutomu.
本木雅弘, 広末涼子, 余貴美子, 杉本哲太, 峰岸徹, 吉行和子, 笹野高史, 山崎努.
Summary Daigo Kobayashi is a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved. 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.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for some thematic elements.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.
Language Japanese dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Awards Academy Award, 2009: Best foreign language film.
Awards of the Japanese Academy, 2009: Best actor, Best cinematography, Best director, Best editing, Best film, Best lighting, Best screenplay, Best sound, Best supporting actor (Yamazaki), Best supporting actress (Yo).
Subject Violoncellists -- Japan -- Drama.
Undertakers and undertaking -- Japan -- Drama.
Married people -- Japan -- Drama.
Migration, Internal -- Japan -- Drama.
Genre/Form Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Motion pictures, Japanese.
Added Author Nobukuni, Ichirō. Producer.
Nakazawa, Toshiaki. Producer.
Watarai, Toshihisa. Producer.
Koyama, Kundō, 1964- Screenwriter.
小山薰堂, 1964-
Takita, Yōjirō, 1955- Director.
滝田洋二郎, 1955-
Motoki, Masahiro, 1965- Actor.
本木雅弘, 1965-
Hirosue, Ryōko, 1980- Actor.
広末涼子, 1980-
Yo, Kimiko, 1956- Actor.
Sugimoto, Tetta. Actor.
Minegishi, Tōru, 1943-2008. Actor.
峰岸徹, 1943-2008.
Yoshiyuki, Kazuko, 1935- Actor.
吉行和子, 1935-
Sasano, T. (Takashi) Actor.
Yamazaki, Tsutomu, 1936- Actor.
山崎努, 1936-
Sedikku Intānashonaru.
E1 Entertainment (Firm)
Note Title on container: Departures
ISBN 1417232919
Standard No. 741952675792
Music No. E1E-DV-6757 E1 Entertainment

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