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Trailer for Departures (Okuribito)

Movie Preview: Departures

When Departures (Okuribito in Japanese) won the Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film, it took a lot of people by surprise — including the film's director Yojiro Takita. Takita (who used to direct porn comedies?) apparently didn't even prepare an acceptance speech.

After all that awards excitement, I'm excited to check out the trailer. The movie follows a cellist named Daigo Kobayashi who is forced to quit his orchestra in Tokyo and return to his rural hometown. To support himself and his wife, Daigo takes a job as a mortician. Variety describes the movie as "tonally eccentric" and "lushly scored." I found the trailer to be quite touching.

A Japanese ex-porn director wins an Oscar for a movie about a mortician? I'm in. Departures will hit theaters May 22. To check out the trailer for yourself,

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magalaya magalaya 7 years
This looks amazing. I'm really excited for it to come out!
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i'm actually really excited to see this. i saw the clips from the Oscars and read about it and it sounds like it could be interesting. too bad i hate subtitles..but oh well.
LolaSvelt LolaSvelt 7 years
I really want to see this film and not because it won the Oscar. I loved Waltz with Bashir and this seems really interesting.
shoegirl365 shoegirl365 7 years
Ooh so pretty, would def. watch it.
shoegirl365 shoegirl365 7 years
Ooh so pretty, would def. watch it.
ohkate ohkate 7 years
that looks stunning and moving. can't wait for it to come out here.
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