Departures Trailer & Clips


Departures (also know as Okuribito) full movie is released on Jun 19, 2009. Watch Departures online - the Japanese Drama movie from Japan , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $74,236,951. Departures is directed by Yôjirô Takita and created by Kundô Koyama with Masahiro Motoki and Tsutomu Yamazaki. Departures is available online on Tubi TV and Google Play Movies.

Daigo Kobayashi is a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and now finds himself without a job. Daigo decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife to look for work and start over. He answers a classified ad entitled "Departures" thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency only to discover that the job is actually for a "Nokanshi" or "encoffineer," a funeral professional who prepares deceased bodies for burial and entry into the next life. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art of "Nokanshi," acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and the family of the departed. The film follows his profound and sometimes comical journey with death as he uncovers the wonder, joy and meaning of life and living.

As know as:

Okuribito, Αναχωρήσεις, 入殓师, One Who Sends Off, Ушедшие

Release Date:

May 29, 2009

Release Date (Streaming):

Jan 12, 2010





Stream Service:

Regent Releasing

Production Companies:

Amuse Soft, Asahi Shimbun, Dentsu

Official Site:

Official site (Japan)

Gross worldwide:



The gift of last memories


Tony Rayns
Film Comment Magazine
The scripting of Departures (by Kundo Koyama, the one-man TV-drama writing factory who nurtured such delights as Iron Chef) is embarrassingly clunky and obvious: the movie's essential hollowness reveals itself with unusual starkness.
by rottentomatoes, Nov 17, 2013
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
by rottentomatoes, Nov 17, 2011
Philip De Semlyen
Empire Magazine
Heart-warming, funny, wise and profound. Not to be missed.
by rottentomatoes, Dec 04, 2009

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