Foreign Film & Discussion Series

Departures

Join former Drexel Professor Ramesh Kajaria on Sunday, April 25th at 2:00 pm to watch and discuss this Oscar-winning film from Japan.  (Japanese title: Okuribito)

In Japanese w/English subtitles, 2008. Rated PG-13. Registration not required.

Freshly unemployed, young cellist Daigo (Masahiro Motoki) has an epiphany in which he realizes he’s been heading down the wrong career path. Retreating to his hometown, he trains for a new professional role as a   nakanshi, or one who prepares the dead for burial. Tsutomu Yamazaki provides comic relief as Daigo’s eccentric mentor in director Yojiro Takita’s Oscar-winning, richly detailed — if unlikely — drama about finding your bliss.

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