Scott highlighted the contrast between the taboo of death and the value of jobs related to it. Cinema Topics Online staff 20 January Rayns, Tony May—June After coming into contact with the dead, individuals must cleanse themselves through purifying rituals. That the film’s initial success depended largely on word-of-mouth was also a source of pride for the director. News Post Seven in Japanese.

But Marion is married, albeit unhappily by all accounts. Archived from the original on 24 May Yamagata News Online in Japanese. Hale, Mike 15 May Mullins writes that the gratitude shown in Departures would probably not have occurred in real life; according to Coffinman , there “is nothing lower on the social scale than the mortician, and the truth of the matter is that [the Japanese people] fear the coffinman and the cremator just as much as death and the corpse”. Franck Tabouring of DVD Verdict was highly complimentary toward the film and the digital transfer, considering its visuals clean and sharp and the audio particularly the music “a pleasure to listen to”. Box Office Mojo staff.

Hidden Kisses TV Movie Hochi Film Award for Best Film. Journal of Religion and Film.

Adams, James 11 June Eiga Judge in Japanese. His first assignment is to assist with the encoffinment of a woman who died at home and remained undiscovered for two weeks. British Board of Film Classification 5 October To provide realistic bodies while preventing the corpses from movingafter a lengthy casting process the crew chose extras who could lie as still as possible. Cinema Paradiso — Giuseppe Tornatore As they are the movie’s “central dramatic piece”, the encoffining ceremonies in Departures have received extensive commentary.


Yamagata News Online staff 22 February Sports Nippon in Japanese. Music for an Acoustic Trio]. Nights of Cabiria — Federico Fellini Gate of Hell — Teinosuke Kinugasa Scott highlighted the contrast between the taboo of death and the value of jobs related to it.

Ebert, Roger 5 December Bicycle Thieves — Vittorio De Sica Retrieved 23 May Departures Japanese release poster. He is beset with nausea and later humiliated when strangers on a bus detect an unsavoury scent on him.

Japan’s Oscar-winning Yojiro Takita”. Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan staff.

Edit Details Official Sites: The international success of Departures received considerable attention from the press in Japan, particularly its win at the Academy Awards.

At the 32nd Japan Academy Prize ceremony held in FebruaryDepartures dominated the competition.

Edit Storyline An English mother and teenage son spend a week in the South of France breaking up a summer home that has become one of the casualties of the boy’s parents’ crumbling marriage. The soundtrack to Departures was by Joe Depqrturesa composer vilm had gained international recognition for his work with Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli.

Although the encoffining ceremony was traditionally completed by the dead person’s family, a decreased interest in it opened a “niche market” for professional encoffiners.

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Pihalla is a Finnish drama film, where seventeen year olds Miku and Elias find themselves, and each other, during a summer in the Finnish countryside. Yokohama Film Festival Best Film. Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father is on departurex tour of duty abroad.


Archived from the original on 7 June A Blu-ray edition followed in May.

He also noted the role of the encoffiner in showing “one last act of compassion” by presenting the dead in a way which preserved proud memories of their life. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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