Departures
Monday, 3 October 2011

Yōjirō Takita. Japan. 2009. 130 mins. Cert 12A

When cellist Daigo’s orchestra is dissolved he applies for a job that isn’t quite what the advertisement’s headline (the film’s title) suggested. Desperate, he takes the job but keeps its nature secret from his wife Mika. This delightful film — touching, elegant and funny — won the 2009 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
 

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