Title
Departures
Director
Yojiro Takita
Composer
Joe Hisaishi 1950-
Actor
Masahiro Motoki Tsutomu Yamazaki Ryoko Hirosue
Uniform title
Okuribito
Language
Japanese
Publisher
A Film, 2014
1 dvd-video
Recording date
2008
Playing time
125 min.
Note
Japans gesproken Ondertiteling: Nederlands
EAN
8716777929124 8718836861581
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About Yojiro Takita

Yōjirō Takita (滝田 洋二郎 Takita Yōjirō, born December 4, 1955) is a Japanese filmmaker. Takita received an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for his 2008 drama Departures. It marked the first time a Japanese film won the award after the category first became competitive in 1957.

Career

Yōjirō Takita entered the film industry through Mukai Productions, where he served as an assistant director. Takita first came to prominence with the long-running, popular light-comic pink film Molester's Train (痴漢電車, Chikan densha) series, started by Shin'ya Yamamoto in 1975, and which Takita began directing in 1982 at Shintōhō Eiga. Later, for the Nikkatsu studio, Takita filmed similar Molester's films as part of that studio's Roman Porno line. Molester's School Infirmary (1984), Read more on Wikipedia