Winner of this year's Academy Award for "Best Foreign Language Film" this remarkable film is a poem, a Haiku of great beauty.
Perhaps you've heard the odd story line: an out of work cellist returns to a small town in Japan and falls into an unusual job of being an "encoffiner" . . . one who prepares the dead for burial. This profession that is shunned by many becomes a laboratory for understanding the meaning and dignity of life. You will weep. You will be very glad you've taken the trouble to find this under distributed gem.