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Old 04-11-2010, 06:54 AM   #201
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Okuribito(Departures)-This movie won this years Academy Award for best foreign language film. It was an 'upset' over another highly rated film, Israeli documentary 'Waltz with Bashir'.

Anyway, Departures is a FANTASTIC movie. It's about a guy who takes on a job as an encoffiner, someone who prepares the dead to be put in a coffin. Despite the subject matter, it's so warm and tender. I ended up crying because I was thinking about my aging parents throughout the movie.

I can't recommend this enough. You'll probably cry, but not really out of sadness. More out of appreciatively love for your family and other loved ones. I'm trying to find other movies from this director, but it's tough looking for Japanese movies.
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