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DEPARTURES

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DEPARTURES

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 130m 29s

Release date 04/12/2009

BBFCInsight Contains emotionally intense scenes of bereavement

Genre(s) Comedy, Drama

Director(s) Yojiro Takita

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

Cut This work was 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
2009
Distributor(s)
Arrow Film Distributors Ltd
Classified date(s)
05/10/2009
Main language
Japanese
Submitted run time
130m 29s
Approved footage
11743+11
BBFC reference
AFF263665
Registration number
CFJ19975
Remarks
Subtitled

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