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The Resource Okuribito : Departures, Shochiku ; Tokyo Broadcasting System, TBS Pictures ; seisaku purodakushon, Sedikku Intānashonaru ; seisaku, Nobukuni Ichirō, purodyūsā, Nakazawa Toshiaki, Watarai Toshihisa ; kyakuhon, Koyama Kundō ; kantoku, Takita Yōjirō = directed by Yôjirô Takita

Okuribito : Departures, Shochiku ; Tokyo Broadcasting System, TBS Pictures ; seisaku purodakushon, Sedikku Intānashonaru ; seisaku, Nobukuni Ichirō, purodyūsā, Nakazawa Toshiaki, Watarai Toshihisa ; kyakuhon, Koyama Kundō ; kantoku, Takita Yōjirō = directed by Yôjirô Takita

Label
Okuribito : Departures
Title
Okuribito
Title remainder
Departures
Statement of responsibility
Shochiku ; Tokyo Broadcasting System, TBS Pictures ; seisaku purodakushon, Sedikku Intānashonaru ; seisaku, Nobukuni Ichirō, purodyūsā, Nakazawa Toshiaki, Watarai Toshihisa ; kyakuhon, Koyama Kundō ; kantoku, Takita Yōjirō = directed by Yôjirô Takita
Title variation
  • Departures
  • Departures
Contributor
Actor
Composer
Director
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
  • jpn
Summary
Daigo Kobayashi, a cellist, dreamt of going around the world with his wife Mika. Unfortunately, the orchestra folds, so he sells his instrument, retreats to the small town he came from, lives in his late mother's house, and tries to start a new life. He answers a classified ad entitled 'Departures' thinking it is for a travel agency. Daigo's actual responsibilities entail preparing the local decedents for their "casketing," a process with an elaborate ritual of preparation, cleansing, and presentation, all done with great precision, grace, and utmost respect for both the deceased and watching family members. In dire financial straits, Daigo embarks on this new (and ancient) career path. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art, acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and their families
Awards note
Winner, 2008 Academy Award: Best foreign language film; Winner, 2009 Awards of the Japanese Academy: Best film, Best director-Yôjirô Takita, Best actor-Masahiro Motoki, Best supporting actor-Tsutomu Yamazaki, Best supporting actress-Kimoko Yo, Best screenplay-Kundô Koyama, Best cinematography-Takeshi Hamada, Best editing-Akimasa Kawashima, Best lighting-Hitoshi Takaya, Best sound-Satoshi Ozaki, Osamu Onodera
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Ongaku [original music], Hisaishi Jō ; satsuei [cinematography], Hamada Takeshi ; henshū [editor], Kawashima Akimasa
Language note
In Japanese with optional subtitles in English
PerformerNote
Motoki Masahiro, Hirosue Ryōko, Yo Kimiko, Sugimoto Tetta, Minegishi Tōru, Yoshiyuki Kazuko, Sasano Takashi, Yamazaki Tsutomu
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1964-
  • 1955-
  • 1965-
  • 1980-
  • 1956-
  • 1943-2008,
  • 1935-
  • 1948-
  • 1936-
  • 1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nobukuni, Ichirō,
  • Nakazawa, Toshiaki,
  • Watarai, Toshihisa
  • Koyama, Kundō
  • Takita, Yōjirō
  • Motoki, Masahiro
  • Hirosue, Ryōko
  • Yo, Kimiko
  • Sugimoto, Tetta,
  • Minegishi, Tōru
  • Yoshiyuki, Kazuko
  • Sasano, Takashi
  • Yamazaki, Tsutomu
  • Hisaishi, Jō
  • Sedikku Intānashonaru
  • Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Tōkyō Hōsō
  • E1 Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
131
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cellists
  • Married people
  • Families
  • Migration, Internal
  • Undertakers and undertaking
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Cellists
  • Families
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Married people
  • Migration, Internal
  • Undertakers and undertaking
  • Japan
  • Japan
Technique
live action
Label
Okuribito : Departures, Shochiku ; Tokyo Broadcasting System, TBS Pictures ; seisaku purodakushon, Sedikku Intānashonaru ; seisaku, Nobukuni Ichirō, purodyūsā, Nakazawa Toshiaki, Watarai Toshihisa ; kyakuhon, Koyama Kundō ; kantoku, Takita Yōjirō = directed by Yôjirô Takita
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008
  • Special features: theatrical trailer; interview with director Yōjirō Takita (12 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
454647968
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (131 min.)
Isbn
9781417232918
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Bowdoin stacks copy: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
Other control number
741952675792
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
E1E-DV-6757
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)454647968
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.78:1 aspect ratio, enhanced for 16x9 televisions); Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound, Dolby digital 2.0
Terms governing use
Bates: No public performance rights purchased; home, library, or classroom use only
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Okuribito : Departures, Shochiku ; Tokyo Broadcasting System, TBS Pictures ; seisaku purodakushon, Sedikku Intānashonaru ; seisaku, Nobukuni Ichirō, purodyūsā, Nakazawa Toshiaki, Watarai Toshihisa ; kyakuhon, Koyama Kundō ; kantoku, Takita Yōjirō = directed by Yôjirô Takita
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008
  • Special features: theatrical trailer; interview with director Yōjirō Takita (12 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
454647968
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (131 min.)
Isbn
9781417232918
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Bowdoin stacks copy: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
Other control number
741952675792
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
E1E-DV-6757
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)454647968
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.78:1 aspect ratio, enhanced for 16x9 televisions); Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound, Dolby digital 2.0
Terms governing use
Bates: No public performance rights purchased; home, library, or classroom use only
Video recording format
DVD

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