Monday, February 21, 2011

Departure from The Ordinary Film

Do you have Netflix? Put this in your queue now. Um, right now. I watched it and it was wonderful.

Of course I was drawn in by the awesome poster of a dude playing a cello under some sweet mountains. But it turned out to be a masterpiece. It is partly about the fragility of life and traditions and the other part is straight cello porn. Shot beautifully with sweeping Japanese landscapes and poignant closeups, every moment was stunning. Especially the detailed look into old Japanese funeral customs, which are tedious yet also lovely. Of course the music is great, and there are even some quirky scenes that will make you laugh. Yeah, it's in Japanese; shut up and read the words.

And then the end... which will make you sob like a baby. I'm not much of a movie crier, and it made me bawl. Ok, without further ado, here is a clip of said cello porn:

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