Sunday, April 25, 2010

Day 16: A Movie - Departures

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.

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