Winner, Best Performance By An Actor, 2009 A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals.
Kundo Koyama is a Japanese author, screenwriter and radio personality. Born in 1964, he began his career as a writer for many popular television programs including the Iron Chef series. In 2003, he wrote an international Emmy nominated program, The Perfect Manual. Koyama also hosts radio programs, writes articles for various international magazines and is the author of the highly acclaimed novel, Film. Departures is Koyama’s debut screenplay.
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