Okuribito nominated for Academy Award

Okuribito nominated for Academy Award

The Japanese film Okuribito (おくりびと)has been nominated for an Academy Award (Best Foreign Film). It stars Motoki Masahiro (aka Mokkun), an actor in his mid-40s.

The story revolves around a cellist who loses his job in a New York orchestra, and becomes an undertaker in rural Japan.

Motoki became famous as one of the earliest Janny-su (discovered by Johnny Jimusho, the boy band king of Japan, who also promoted Kimutaku and SMAP) to soaps, songs and a nude photo book called the “White Room” in 1991.

Has anyone already seen the movie? I am super-curious to see it. Here’s the trailer and official website in Japanese:

http://www.okuribito.jp/

2 comments

  1. Looks interesting. So this is what happens to JE boys. It’s going to be interesting to see what Kamenashi-kun, Yamashita-kun, Nishikido-kun, etc do after they retire. (Make great, academy-award-nominated films hopefully).

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