Daigo loses his job as a cellist when his orchestra is suddenly dissolved. He returns to his hometown with his wife looking for work. He answers a classified ad entitled "Departures" thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency, but the opening is actually for a "Nokanshi" or "encoffineer," a funeral professional who prepares deceased bodies for burial.
Japan | 2008 | Drama, Music | 2h 10m | PG-13 Director: Yôjirô Takita Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Ryôko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki
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