Friday, March 20, 2009

Just back from watching Departures/おくりびと

Wow… This was easily the saddest movie I have ever seen. The whole theater was crying almost throughout the movie and I am not going to lie, I shed a tear or two as well. OK, let me rewind things a little bit…

So, today was a holiday and making use of that, I went to Roppongi to check out おくりびと with subtitles at Toho Cinemas Roppongi. The movie is by no means a short one but it is really, really well made. The pace is set just right so that you don’t get bored but you do get to see a very deep story. The casting was done perfectly as well and I did not see any obviously bad choices. What can I say? If you get a chance go and see this movie. Your life will be better for it… I am enclosing the trailer below.

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