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09-26-2008, 10:10 AM
Recently I was informed that the Japanese movie "Departures/Okuribito" which was starred/produced by my close family friend Masahiro Motoki won the grand prize of Montreal World Film Festival Awards and "The most popular international film" prize of China Golden Rooster Awards. :eek:
Also it will be submitted for the 81st Academy Awards for "the best foreign language film".

It is the story about a young undertaker. I hope it'll be a nominee/the winner. And I'd be very very happy if it could be released in American theaters too. :)


09-26-2008, 12:13 PM
Good luck to your friend Sora!

09-26-2008, 05:47 PM
That's awesome! I wish your friend the best.

09-26-2008, 08:59 PM
Thank you for wishing him well. I'm wishing too. :)

10-03-2008, 03:04 PM
Wow, cool :)

All the best to your buddy.

10-03-2008, 04:09 PM
I could understand totally what was going on, but it looks like a beautiful film.

10-03-2008, 06:04 PM
That is so cool.

10-03-2008, 10:40 PM
Wow! I'm sure it will get released in American theaters in time for the Oscars...but not anytime close. I would think anyways.

That's very cool to hear, Sora! Good luck to your friend!

10-05-2008, 11:23 PM
Thanks. If it goes well, I'd like to ask him what the Oscar night was like. :D