Luckily I’ve expected the movie plot to be in this way, if not I’ll join the audience in tears.
This is also the reason why Departure (おくりびと，入殓师) won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscar.
Basically the film discusses death in another point of view. It’s sad but somehow I can’t control myself from laughing at certain scenes because of the hillarious dialogue. Watching this film is like riding a roller coaster in short, at one point you can’t stop laughing and while you are still unprepared for what happens next, the movie reminds you of reality.
Guess this is why it touches people’s heart too.
The main actor in the movie, Masahiro Motoki (本木雅弘) is a former cellist who then switched his profession by chance. One of the main soundtrack is Memory, with cello as the leading instrument and accompanied by piano which is composed by Joe Hisaishi (久石让), who is best known for his work in Hayao Miyazaki’s (宫崎骏) animated feature films.
Memory, one of the best songs I have heard in 2009:
Memory from Okuribito Piano Sheet Preview
Some information about this piano sheet:
1) It’s in original key, G Major
2) Chords included
3) Pedalling signs included
If you would like to have a complete music score with cello and piano accompaniment separated nicely, you can purchase it through this link:
Memory from Departure (入殓师) Complete Music Score with cello and piano accompaniment
Listen to the demo:
If not, you can still download the piano sheet for free. Make sure you scroll down till the end of this post until you see its download link.
Passionate is the best thing to play with this piano piece. Keep it gentle and slow.
Download link for Okuribito’s Memory Complete Piano Sheet.