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Excellent Reflection on the film, Departures and Buddhism

Departures is a truly beautiful film to frame discussions on death, life and love.  Here is an example of a reflection that strings the film and Buddhism together.  PHILOPE A56 student, Charisse Aquino writes:

“Departures” and Buddhism

Departures
Credit: Culture Trip

A few weeks ago, we watched a Japanese film in PHILOPE class called “Departures.” The 2008 film is about a man called Daigo , who, after a failed career as a cellist, becomes a nōkanshi (a traditional Japanese ritual mortician) in his hometown. Throughout the film, the viewers see him deal with different struggles such as his anger towards his father and even hostility from others because of his job. In this reflection, I will discuss and analyze the film and connect it with themes of Buddhism. For better understanding, the reflection will be divided into two parts, ‘Dying’ and ‘Living.’

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