I just watched this movie with my old friends. A friend of them recommended this because it has got some awards. Well, she aren’t exaggerating.
Movie Title: Departure (Japan: Okuribito)
|Directed by||Yōjirō Takita|
|Produced by||Yasuhiro Mase|
|Written by||Kundo Koyama|
|Music by||Joe Hisaishi|
|Editing by||Akimasa Kawashima|
|Release date(s)||September 13, 2008|
|Running time||131 minutes|
It’s the story about a job that’s only a few person would do it. Their family would be ashamed if they knew that one of them had this job. This story tried to tell people about what’s Japanese people thinking about this kind of job. No one would do it, but in the other hand, they need it. The job is about preparing the dead for funerals.
I noticed that in Japan, preparing for funerals are quite complicated, but gentle and meaningful in the other hand. It also contains a lot of Japanese cultures in funerals. It’s kind of an important and holy ceremony, so the audience could also feel the essential and the meaning of death. They would think that everyone would die, but we all want to die peacefully and being loved with people we love. It gives me a feeling to live my life better so that I could have such a peaceful death. Oh, God, I wish it would come true.
This movie has received some awards, check this out for the details. In the end, I like this phrase:
Death isn’t the end. It’s a stage to go to the next stage.
It’s a gate.
(Tsuyako’s friend, character in movie Departure / Okuribito)
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