S3E7 - Departures (2008)


Hello everyone, 

In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss the 2008 Oscar winning film, Departures. They talk about the film's obvious popular appeal, beautiful score, themes of death -- and finally they ruminate on whether it truly deserves its myriad of awards. 

We hope you enjoy. 

Episode Resources


  • 2:52 - Media Consumption
  • 21:27 - News
  • 28:16 - Film Discussion
  • Korea Submits Park Chan-wook’s ‘Decision To Leave’ for the Best International Feature category at the 95th Academy Awards.
  • 4K restoration of Infernal Affairs Trilogy @ Film Lincoln Center, Sept 16.