A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals.
|本木雅弘 (Masahiro Motoki)||饰||Daigo Kobayashi|
|山崎努 (Tsutomu Yamazaki)||饰||Ikuei Sasaki|
|Ryôko Hirosue||饰||Mika Kobayashi|
|吉行和子 (Kazuko Yoshiyuki)||饰||Tsuyako Yamashita|
|余贵美子 (Kimiko Yo)||饰||Yuriko Uemura|
|TBS Radio & Communications (as TBS Radio)|
|Amuse Soft Entertainment|
|Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS)|
|首映票房（美国）||$74,945, 31 May 2009|
- Although the character of Mika was initially planned as being the same age as Daigo, the role went to pop singer Ryôko Hirosue, who had previously acted in Takita's Himitsu (Secret) in 1999. Takita explained that a younger actress would better represent the lead couple's growth out of naivety. In a 2009 interview, Takita stated that he had cast "everyone who was on my wish list".
- The Japanese title "Okuribito" means "the sending [away/off] people" (as in: people who send) - but this word is not normally used in Japanese.
- 本木雅弘 also learned how to play a cello for the earlier parts of the film.