Movie Night ‘Departures’

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Movie Night ‘Departures’

Academy Award Winner for the Best Foreign Movie

WHEN: August 25, 2019, 18.30 – 21.00, doors open at 17.00
CATEGORY: Get together
LEVEL: Everybody is welcome!

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.

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 Directed by 
 Yôjirô Takita

 Realeased
 2008

 Running time
130 mins

 Language
Japanese, English subtitles


OPEN TO ALL AT NO CHARGE (DONATIONS WELCOME)

No registration necessary

Date

August 25

Time

18:30 - 21:00

Location

Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation
Gablerstrasse 51
Zurich, 8002 Switzerland

Website

https://lhagsam.ch/contact/

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