International Lens Film Series: Departures
3/30/2013, 10:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Location: The Commons (Google map of this location)
Presented by: Global Perspectives Student Organization
Japan (2008) Dir: Yojiro Takita.
An out-of-work cellist accepts a job as an undertaker in order to provide for himself and his young wife. Daigo answers a classified ad for a company called “Departures,” mistakenly assuming that he will be working for a travel agency. Upon discovering that he will be preparing the bodies of the recently deceased for their trip to the afterlife, he accepts the position as gatekeeper between life and death and gains a greater appreciation for life. Japanese with English subtitles. Rated PG-13. 131 mins.