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Japan, 2008, 130 Minute Running Time
Topic: Drama
Program: 25th Anniversary Showcase
Language: Japanese

Awards: Oscar: Best Foreign Language Film; PSIFF: Audience Award

PSIFF 2009 AWARD: Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature

A failed cellist connects with his inner undertaker, his rural hometown and his newly deceased father in this tonally eccentric, lushly scored, movingly funny drama. Crushed at the breakup of his Tokyo orchestra, Daigo retreats to his picturesque northern Japan hometown, with adoring wife Mika in tow, to find his true calling.

DIRECTOR: Yôjirô Takita
Producer: Toshiaki Nakazawa, Ichirô Nobukuni, Toshihisa Watai
Editor: Akimasa Kawashima
Screenwriter: Kundô Koyama
Cinematographer: Takeshi Hamada
Music: Joe Hisaishi
Principal Cast: Masahiro Motoki, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ryôko Hirosue, Kazuko Yoshiyuki
Filmography: Tenchi meisatsu (2012), Tsurikichi Sanpei (2009), Batterî (2007), Onmyoji: The Yin Yang Master(2001)

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