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Thursday, December 13, 2012

DEPARTURES (2008)




Director:
Yojiro Takita

Writer:
Kundo Koyama

Starring:
Masahiro Motoki
Ryoko Hirosue
Tsutomu Yamazaki and others

Departures is a complete movie, which involves an unemployed cellist who takes the job of preparing the dead for their funerals. The performance of Masahiro Motoki is not exceptional but Ryoko Hirosue and Tsutomu Yamazaki definitely are. Beautifully directed and very well written this movie is a must watch, even though it is a tad predictable. Emotionally stirring and visually breathtaking this movie is film-making at its very best, definitely worthy of the Oscar it received.
    
Pranit’s Rating: 9/10