Saturday, April 4, 2009

Departures (Okuribito)

This is a multi-award winning Japanese movie. The story goes around Daigo Kobayashi, starring Masahiro Motoki, who lost his job in Tokyo and moved back to his hometown Yamagata with his wife Mika, starring Ryoko Hirosue.

He found a job as someone who does the cleaning, make-up, and changing the clothes for the dead, hence the name of the film - Departures.

The movie is a bit on the heavy side for me, emotionally. The director did try to mix in some humours and light-hearted moments, but still they don't diffuse the heaviness of the theme.

This is not really my cup of tea.

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