Incredibly touching with much insight into the Japanese funeral preparations, this film was beautifully shot and had a very convincing cast. Personal and deep, we watch Daigo Kobayashi (Masahiro Motoki) go from an out of work ceilist to a professional and gentle "Nokanshi" or "Encoffineer." His work touches those on-screen as much as those who watched the film yesterday evening.
Departures, as evidenced by last night's screening, takes the audience through the range of feelings we see expressed by multiple characters on screen. Smiles were to be seen, chuckles to be heard as well as quiet sniffles throughout the film. All in all, a wonderful member screening, and a film not to be missed!
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