Departures (おくりびと)

Departures (おくりびと)

Blu-ray · Region BGroßbritannien · Drama · Shochiku Co. Ltd. · Japan 2008

A delightful and sensitive journey into the heartland of Japan and an astonishingly beautiful look at a sacred part of Japan's cultural heritage.

Departures tells the story of Daigo Kobayashi (Masahiro Matoki), a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved who 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.

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Titel: Departures (おくりびと)
Orginal Titel: おくりびと (Okuribito)
Deutscher Titel: Nokan - Die Kunst des Ausklangs
Genre: Drama
Studio: Shochiku Co. Ltd.
Vertrieb: Arrow Films
Land / Jahr: Japan 2008
Altersfreigabe: BBFC: Suitable only for persons of 12 years and over
Länge: 130:39 Minuten

Cast & Crew

Regisseur:Yôjirô TAKITA
Autor:Kundo KOYAMA
Produzent:Toshiaki NAKAZAWA
Toshihisa WATAI
Ausführender Produzent:Yasuhiro MASE
Kamera:Takeshi HAMADA
Besetzung:Masahiro MOTOKI als Daigo Kobayashi
Tsutomu YAMAZAKI als Ikuei Sasaki
Ryoko HIROSUE als Mika Kobayashi
Kazuko YOSHIYUKI als Tsuyako Yamashita
Kimiko YO als Yuriko Kamimura
Takashi SASANO als Shokichi Hirata
Tetta SUGIMOTO als Yamashita
Tôru MINEGISHI als Yoshiki Kobayashi
Tatsuo YAMADA als Togashi
Tarô ISHIDA als Sonezaki
Sanae MIYATA als Naomi Togashi
Ryôsuke ÔTANI als Tomeo's Father
Mitsuyo HOSHINO als Kazuko Kobayashi
Tatsuhito OKUDA

technische Daten der Disc

Medium: Blu-ray
Region: Region B [GroßbritannienGroßbritannien]
Casetype: Amaray Blu-ray-Case (blau)
Disctyp: Blu-ray (BD50 - Double Layer)
Bildformat: 1.85:1
Videocodec: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Videodetails: Resolution: 1080p
Frame Rate: 23,976 / 24 fps
Tonformate: Japanisch DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 [O-Ton]
Japanisch DTS Stereo (2.0) [O-Ton]
Untertitel: Englisch [nicht ausblendbar]

Special Features

  • Hauptmenü (animiert)
  • Kapitelauswahl
  • Sprach- & Untertitelauswahl
  • Popup-Menü
  • Trailer [1:49 Min.]
  • MakingOf 'The Making Of Departures' [34:23 Min.]
  • Featurette 'Encoffinment' [14:10 Min.]