The Departure

The Departure (2017)

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2017-04-21
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 7 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 27min
  • Production Company: Artemis Rising
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
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An intimate character study of the complex figure Ittetsu Nemoto, an aimless and rebellious former punk rocker-turned-Buddhist priest. He is renowned in Japan for saving the lives of countless suicidal men and women through his wise and compassionate counsel. But Nemoto is now approaching middle-age with a wife and young boy of his own, when he learns his life is at risk from heart disease, compounded by the heavy emotional workload of supporting those who no longer want to live. When saving others takes such a toll, can he find the resiliency to save himself?

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    Production Lilly Hartley Executive Producer
    Production Jeffrey Tarrant Executive Producer
    Directing Lana Wilson Director
    Production Lana Wilson Producer
    Writing Lana Wilson Writer
    Production Mike Lerner Executive Producer
    Production Regina K. Scully Executive Producer
    Production Sally Jo Fifer Executive Producer
    Production Diane L. Max Executive Producer