Tuesday, January 05, 2010


I just finished watching a movie called Departures or Okuribito.

It is a story of a cello player who went back to his childhood home when his orchestra got disbanded and ended up being an encoffiner. The story tells of how he grows to respect his job and how his wife begins to see the place of a job that is normally seen as unclean and filthy.

The soundtrack was great, as per most Japanese movies, and what I felt was especially touching was the idea that Death is not the end, but merely a gateway to another world, and how the encoffiner is a facilitator of that journey..

Watch it!

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