Cape Cod Community College
Fall 2018 FREE! Foreign Film Series Class
Tuesdays at 3:30pm - Free and open to the public
Cape Cod Community College, Lecture Hall A in the Science Building
Departures (Japan - 2008)
Daigo, a young cellist, performs in an orchestra that goes broke. When he and his wife Mika move back to Daigo's childhood home in the north of Japan, Daigo answers a want ad in the paper for "departures." Thinking it's a travel job, he applies, but the position is actually as apprentice for the owner, who prepares bodies for cremation. The job is so low caste that Daigo cannot tell his wife.
In Japanese with English subtitles.
Director: Yojiro Takita, 130 minutes