Departures (Okuribito) ()

Directed by
4.5/5
4.54913294797695173
Rate film (173 votes)

Watch it

Our selected review

Death is a weird and scary concept. Ironically, the only way movies have been successful in covering it is through humor (Sunshine Cleaning and Beginners are other great examples). Departures gives this trend a new home, Japan. This film almost never saw the light of day, since at first many distributors refused to release it given the taboos against people who deal with death. Eventually, it received the credit it was due, including an Academy Award. It’s one of those rare movies that will take you on a journey through all of your emotions: it will move from making you laugh, to making you cry, then happy, and finally highly engaged in its subject matter. It’s a beautiful, funny, and compelling movie.

Review by

Add your review

1

avatar
newest oldest most voted
Pat
Guest
P
Pat

I saw Departures years ago and it overwhelmed me with the tender respect it gave such taboo subject. One of my all time favorites.

  • Genre:

    Drama
  • Sub-genres:

  • On Netflix:

    Canada, USA, India, Australia, UK
  • Netflix availability is sourced through a third-party service.
  • Writing:

  • Rating:

  • Language: