Good & Bye / Okuribito / Departures
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Product Information
Also Known As:Ӫ, Good Bye, Good and Bye, ¹, Departures, Okuribito, 验
Director:Yojiro Takita
Country of Origin:Japan
Genre:Drama
Language:Japanese
Subtitles:English, Chinese, Japanese
Sound:Dolby Digital 2.0
Release Date:Jul 02, 2009
Publisher:PMP Entertainment
Product Made In:Malaysia
Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
Case:Keep Case



Product Details
Region Code: All, NTSC
Single Side Dual Layer
Audio: Japanese
Model: JPMP267M

Rating for English subtitles: Good
About Good & Bye
This is the winner of the Best Foreign Language Film in Academy Award as well as 10 Japan Academy Prize Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay and numerous international awards.

Daigo Kobayashi (Masahiro Motoki) is a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and now finds himself without a job. Daigo decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife to look for work and start over. He answers a classified ad entitled "Departures" thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency only to discover that the job is actually for a "Nokanshi" or "encoffineer," a funeral professional who prepares deceased bodies for burial and entry into the next life.

While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art of "Nokanshi," acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and the family of the departed. The film follows his profound and sometimes comical journey with death as he uncovers the wonder, joy and meaning of life and living.