Movie Review

Departures (2008)

Departures by Yôjirô Takita is a Japanese Movie released in 2008. The movie is academy award winner for Best Foreign Language movie and has won 30+ other awards around the world. The movie is about a Cello player in Tokyo who is without a job after the orchestra he was playing got closed. He returns with his new wife to his native town and finds himself getting a job of encoffiner (beautifying the dead before cremating or burying). The movie is brilliantly taken, and as a viewer you start feeling yourself the emotions of the young couple & their struggle. As the movie progresses you feel a calmness and serenity when you see the bodies being prepared.

This is one of my favourite movies, a must watch.