Skip Nav
Netflix Roundup
40 New Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix in May
American Gods
Meet the Badass Cast of American Gods
Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy Was Almost Called Something Else and It Was Terrible

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,

.

Source

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
magalaya magalaya 8 years
This looks amazing. I'm really excited for it to come out!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 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 8 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 8 years
Ooh so pretty, would def. watch it.
shoegirl365 shoegirl365 8 years
Ooh so pretty, would def. watch it.
ohkate ohkate 8 years
that looks stunning and moving. can't wait for it to come out here.
Get Carried Away With Fab's Oscars Faceoff!
Penelope Cruz's Ivory Oscars Gowns
That Thing You Do Reunion 2017
Cars 3 Trailer
Get Angelina Jolie's Emerald Lorraine Schwartz Oscars Earrings For Cheap
Check Out Our Oscar Coverage Galore!
I Am Heath Ledger Documentary Facts
Oscars Makeup 2009
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Trailer
Alicia Keyes' Oscars Dresses
From Our Partners
Latest Entertainment
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds