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DEPARTURES (2008)

DEPARTURES <span>(2008)</span> artwork

DEPARTURES (2008)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 127

Release dates 04/12/2009

BBFCInsight Contains emotionally intense scenes of bereavement

Genre(s) Drama, Comedy

Director(s) Yojiro Takita

Cast includes Masahiro Motoki, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ryoko Hiriosue, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Kimiko Yo, Takeshi Sasano

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 24/11/2009

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

DEPARTURES is a Japanese comedy drama which concerns a man who prepares bodies to be placed into their coffins.

Theme

There are several bereavement and funeral scenes, and which include sight of corpses dressed and placed in their coffins, grieving families and some emotionally intense moments (for example, a son asks to watch his mother's coffin burn in a crematorium oven, a Father wishes he had accepted his son's transsexual dressing, families blame themselves for suicides, and there is also sight of a small child's body in a coffin).

There is also infrequent mild bad language ('bastard'), some natural nudity in scenes featuring naked bathers in a bath house, mild sex references (for example, a man urgently kisses his wife when distressed, and there are also references to characters' sexuality), and verbal references to suicide.

Details

Title
DEPARTURES
Also known as
OKURIBITO
Year
2008
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Arrow Film Distributors Ltd
Classified date(s)
16/02/2010
Main language
Japanese
BBFC reference
AZF263665

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