1250 Departures (2008) Departures (2008) Departures, a 2008 drama film, was directed by a Japanese by the of Yojiro Takita. The filmrevolves around family, love, discovery, and hope. Daigo Kobayashi worked as a devoted cellist in a band or an orchestra that was dissolved leaving him jobless. This prompted him to go back to his home town of Sakata accompanied by his wife by the name of Mika mostly to look for employment. He finds a classified that was titled “Departures” with the impression that it may be the job entailed travel agencies only to discover that it involved preparing dead bodies for burial when he showed up for the interview which was completed after he was asked one question. whether he would work hard. His boss at this new job was Sasaki, who acted more forcefully towards Daigo when he showed up for the interview. He first lied to his wife about the job who later discovered and despised the job. While almost all people despised the job, Daigo took pride in his work and perfected the profession acting as a gatekeeper between the deceased and their families. The film follows a profound but comical journey as Daigo uncovers the joy, the wonder, and the absolute meaning of life, family and love. The music in this film is balanced. Here, the music balances with the tones of the actors and balanced with the scene being depicted. In addition, the sound effects were also in accordance with the mood of the scene. The overall sound track was analytical in that it had details that could take the audience in an instantaneous mood according to the intended mood of the scene. Overall, the editing of the film was carefully done to bring the intended view and perception for the audience.