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nengibanengi has written 2 posts for The Film Elitist

Okuribito (Departures)

Departures is a 2008 Japanese film by Yōjirō Takita. It won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. Departures tells the story of Daigo Kobayashi (Masahiro Motoki), a cellist in a symphony orchestra in Tokyo. When his orchestra disbanded leaving him jobless, he decided to move back to his hometown in the countryside with … Continue reading

Das Leben Der Anderen (The Lives of Others)

The Lives of Others is a German suspense drama released in Germany in 2006 which grabbed several awards in the German Film Awards, the European Film Awards, and won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. The movie takes place in 1984, several years before the fall of the Berlin Wall when East Germany was … Continue reading