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Also Known As: Okuribito
Note The following review was previously posted in http://point2e-reviews.blogspot.com/2009/09/departures-movjap.html and is reproduced here in its entirety Original Title Okuribito Okuribito /TriviaOkuribito The Japanese title "Okuribito" means "the sending [away/off] people" (as in: people who send) - but this word is not normally used in Japanese -thanks to IMDB.com And I went about calling it Burito, Okuburito, Okawhatisthatito, Okuisthatito, Okuwhatdidyousaoto... anything but Okuribito. Okuribito Interesting /FactOkuribito Japan's contender AND WINNER for the 2009 foreign language Oscar. Its win was unexpected and I think the director actually...Add a Review read more
How long 130 minutes Foreword This is the Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film in 2009. "Departures" takes a sensitive journey into the heartland of Japan. It takes an astonishingly beautiful look at a sacred part of Japan's cultural heritage. This is the second Japanese movie I watched after ‘Suspect x’ in 2009. Story Daigo(Masahiro Motori) and Sasaki(Tsutomu Yamazaki) are at a home of the deceased. It is someone young who has long hair. Daigo is...Add a Review read more
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