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The Departure

A Buddhist monk asks what we owe one another & provides experiences to help us find answers. Documentary.

Other Titles
いのちの深呼吸, Odejscie
Running Time
1 hours 27 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Lana Wilson
Writer
Lana Wilson, David Teague
Country
USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «The Departure» (20)

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Maria P.

I was fortunate enough to see this at Sundance. I found it extremely well-filmed and acted, with a wonderful soundtrack, and the director, Sarah Anderson, is a wonderfully talented person. This movie could have easily been 2 hours long, but it's always interesting to hear what one person has to say. I think the reason this film is so well-acted is because of the subject matter. The film is not full of big explosions or other explosions. It's about the lives of four people whose lives have changed dramatically since the plane crash. What makes this film so special is that it portrays a very realistic story. I have no idea what the circumstances were for the people on board the plane, but we do know that the people on board were often grieving and that they were frequently in need of help. The experience they had was a very special one. There were a lot of questions the director had to answer when she was able to interview people. How much of the people on board knew about what was going on? What did they have to live with? How long were they kept in isolation? All these questions are asked and answered and often with very accurate depictions of what people say. This is not a movie about what happened, but about what happened. I would not be surprised if this was the most discussed film of the year. I have to give this a 9 out of 10.

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Roger Mendez

My personal feeling after watching the movie was that the movie is very very good and worth watching, but i also felt that it could have been longer.it was just too short. i would have liked to have seen more of the world that was portrayed.but nonetheless it was a great movie. it was really sad when they were all taken. also the acting was very good. well it should be noted that in the movie they actually used the following film scores: HOLY COW, SERAPHIN'S GAME, BEYOND THE BLUE RIDGE, BLOODY NIGHT, CAESAR'S PIRATES, DIAMONDS OF THE GODS, DANCING IN CEMETERY, and the song from CHRISTMAS HALL that they used was the same song that they used in the movie "BASIC" that is about a sister and her sister's relationship with her mother, it was really sad when that happened. i would have liked to have seen the other characters and more of the world that was depicted in the movie.but nonetheless it was a great movie.

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Mark

This film documents the real-life story of an incredible athlete - Jack Nicklaus. Jack Nicklaus was an American golfer, who was diagnosed with multiple personality disorder in the mid-1980s, and lived as a 14-year-old. The boy's parents were unwilling to give their son the care and attention he needed. His new identity was his agent, Jack Nicklaus. Jack Nicklaus is a brilliant golfer, who began his career at age 7, winning the 1982 US PGA Championship. He started winning all the major tournaments he entered at age 11. He won the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship at age 12, and the U.S. Open at age 14. He won the World Golf Championship at age 14. He became the youngest player to win the U.S. Amateur, at age 15. At the age of 19, he was the youngest player to win the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship. But, he needed a lot of time to get the help he needed. He needed help from a psychiatrist and a therapist, and that is what this film is about. The fact that Jack Nicklaus used to live as a 14-year-old, living his own private life, and going to school and work at a job he hated. He was being completely in control, and living a normal life. But, he was struggling. Jack Nicklaus would try to kill himself, but he couldn't control himself. It's a difficult story, and one that shows the need for mental health treatment. Jack Nicklaus also had a family who he loved very much, and that was the reason he did everything he could to help. As an actor, Jack Nicklaus is very talented, and that was the reason he was selected to play the role of Jack Nicklaus in this film. It was a great choice for him, and I think he did a fantastic job. His voice is very deep, and his performance is very good. Overall, this is a wonderful film, with lots of great footage of Jack Nicklaus at work and in his real life. It's an interesting look into the life of Jack Nicklaus. I really recommend this film.

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Jerry

I don't want to spoil the experience of seeing this film for others, but it is clearly a movie about an encounter that changed a person's life forever. The experience of seeing this movie is one of the most important ones a person can have, and it is truly powerful. But for those who can't take it too seriously, you can always enjoy the film for the humor and the themes that it brings up. It is very good to see this movie in the theater and I urge you to go see it if you can.

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Alice

Derek Kravitz is a character I have never seen before on the screen. This film was edited beautifully. I have never seen anything like this before. It's kind of like seeing a documentary. You can't just go out and buy this film and enjoy it. It is a gift and you can't buy it. I was just amazed at how great it was. I can't believe I have never heard of this film. If you like documentaries, or just good filmmaking, you should see this. It is well worth the money.

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Joseph Roberts

Lets start this off by saying that I'm from Toronto, and I am a person who has had many deep conversations with my family, friends and family members about my experiences with mental illness. I have not had any problems at all with myself or my family but I have been with my sister for a while and we have some very close friends. I think this movie does a very good job of showing what it is like to be gay, or lesbian or bisexual in a family setting, and the struggles and difficulties that a person has to go through with a mental illness. And it is interesting to see how many of the struggles that people in the family have to go through with their mental illness. The best part of this movie is that it is very realistic and the person who made it, has a very good life. For anyone who is gay or lesbian, or if you are gay or lesbian or bisexual and in a family setting, I highly recommend this movie.

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Kevin R.

This is a great movie. I just finished watching it and I am very much enjoying it. This is the only documentary I have seen that doesn't have the same narrative structure as any other documentary. This documentary is not only about the idea of suicide but also about the feelings of suicide and of being suicidal. This documentary is very similar to the documentaries "Gangster No.1", "School of Rock", "American Psycho", "The Boys in the Band", "Hell is Hot", "The Damned" and the countless other documentaries. This documentary is very exciting, because it shows that you can't tell a good story about suicide or about dying. The main goal of this documentary is to tell that story. It's very exciting to see that so many people will be sharing their stories. This documentary can be watched for the following reasons: -A lot of people can relate to this documentary because they have experienced death and suicide. -It's interesting to see what a documentary can teach. -The subjects of this documentary can also be shared with friends or family members. -It's a must watch documentary. If you liked this movie, you should check out the other documentaries on the "British Film Institute". I believe that "No Country For Old Men" is also one of the best movies of 2007 and I have rated this movie 9/10.

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Martha H.

I recently caught a screening of "The Departure" at the Austin Film Festival. I had read the book and was excited to see the movie. After seeing the movie, I am still pleased with the movie. It's a well made, compelling movie. The best part of the movie is the book. I am a huge Harry Potter fan and the book does a good job at showing that. I felt that the movie only captured a fraction of what was in the book. The movie didn't capture what I wanted to see, that the book did so much more. The movie shows the world that the movie takes place in. The world of Harry Potter is very interesting. The audience really connected with the characters and it really was a great story. It is a great movie to watch with your kids or adults. I highly recommend it. There were some parts in the movie that were confusing, but not that bad. I think that it was a very good movie.

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Ronald

I'm going to start by saying that I love the makers of the movie, and even though it is a low budget movie, I still think it's a pretty awesome movie. It was interesting, in a way, to learn that what the filmmakers did is pretty much what the Bible says: "For every one who does good is eternal life; but he who does evil is a murderer from the beginning of the creation." Matthew 5:17. I felt as though I was able to understand what these guys were going through, as well as the movies audience. There are some details that I found a little disconcerting, such as the fact that the film shows the perspective of some of the kids, but they are not there. There are a few scenes that seem to be moving at a different speed, and not at the same pace, and I think this is intentional, as the filmmakers wanted to keep the focus on the story. There is a scene where one of the kids is trying to explain a message to a parent, and while the mother is listening, the boy starts to recite a sentence and then stops, and when he starts to repeat it again, the mother notices the gap, and continues the conversation with the boy. The film seems to have some funny parts, such as when one of the kids gets hit on the head, and the mother finds it funny that the kid is acting like the parents are having a fight. I also found the fact that the camera is in the middle of the room, and the camera is pointed at some of the kids, to be very amusing. There are a few scenes that seemed more like the kids were playing, and I didn't really get a good feeling about the kids. I also thought the camera was pointed in the wrong direction, and the director shot some of the scenes that were filmed from a helicopter. Overall, I think this is a very well done movie, and I think it is a great message. I don't think there is much more I can say without giving away too much, so I'll just leave it at this: I think it is a great movie, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about faith.

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Benjamin

.A lot of people seem to have enjoyed this film and some have even lauded it as a "masterpiece" or "perfect". I can't understand why. I feel that the subject matter is pretty straight forward and not particularly original. The film begins with the terminally ill teen Steve Brown (Alex R. Toth) and his mother (Sarah Jessica Parker) leaving the house in order to attend a birthday party. This is all we see of them for the entire first half of the film, and it is very dull. The last half of the film is when Steve has a "death-bed confession" about how he thinks he is going to die, and his mother sends him to his room for the night. At this point I think the film would have made a lot more sense if we had just seen his mother and his friends enter the room and spend the night. The second half of the film is all Steve does while in the hospital. We are introduced to his best friend Alex (Dylan McDermott), and how Steve feels about him. We also see the entire staff and staff at the hospital. There is a lot of old footage, but I would have preferred to see more of Steve's family. He seems to be the only person that we really get to know. Most of the time he is alone and the staff and staff of the hospital don't really have much to say about him. Alex seems like a nice person and always seems to be interested in Steve, but he is never really given much to say about him. There are a few shots of Steve's house, but most of it is all left to our imagination. I feel that if you are a die-hard Steve fan, you might like the film, but I feel like a lot of people will be let down by this film.

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Walter

This film documents the most sad and harrowing moment in the history of mankind: the apogee of the Holocaust. Its message is clear: while the Nazis may have exterminated millions of Jews, the human race has always been one of the most resilient species in history. As the film ends, the human race is the victor, and it was for the most part. The incredible human courage of those brave survivors who survived, of the nearly 10 million children who were saved from the Nazis and who were never put in a position of fear again. This is a life changing film that must be seen to be believed.

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Martha

There is a great piece of film making in the making of 'The Departure', but it is by Benidorm director Ana Gastaldi. It takes place in Cebu City where she became known for her documentary style, and her films like 'Ransom'. She has a unique style, showing a dead body, or the memories of a death. She could be taken as a 'survivor' and not a survivor. And so, we have her return to the Philippines, and when it is there she shows us her return. And I think the return is very interesting, because it is not a return from her previous life, but a return from the life she had in the Philippines, as she admits in her opening narration. It is not what we are used to. It is not a return to that time, but it is a return to the Philippines of her own time. And in the end, she shows us how she is so happy that she had this life, that she is proud of it. And so, she has this light, and she tells us that she has no regrets, she is happy with her life, that she is a child of the Philippines. She is not happy, because she has to admit, that her life has been different. And so, she has a different way of seeing the world, and is a lot more sensitive than the average. This is the return that she is not very happy about. That is why she tries to be different. And this is one of the most interesting films of the year. And, I would say that this is one of the most important films of the year.

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Matthew Jensen

Forget the other "Bad Movie" articles. The Deeper Meaning of the Term "Bad" is a fantastic and under-appreciated film. "The Departure" is a film that will change the way you view movies forever. It teaches you to value every moment of your life. You will learn the important lessons of life through the most beautiful music of all time. I am so happy that the film was made, and to have this amazing film in my collection. This film is a must-see for every film lover!

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Patricia R.

This is one of the most powerful documentaries I've ever seen. It has been described as "a frightening yet beautiful portrait of the life of a terminally ill teenager." When I first heard of this documentary, I thought it would be a movie about the death of an infant, but I was surprised to learn that it was based on actual events, and that many people died before the movie was released. I'm still shocked by it. A lot of people thought that the documentary would be a "documentary" about the death of a child, but the movie is actually a documentary about the death of an entire family. I learned a lot about how this family dealt with death and how they went through a major family crisis. I also learned a lot about how they survived the crisis and how their deaths were treated in the media. This movie was extremely powerful. When I first saw it, I was very excited, but I felt very sad, as I knew that most of the people in the documentary would not survive.

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Stephen F.

I feel like it was a good show. It was very well filmed. A lot of the footage was re-used from various documentaries. I think that the best part of the movie is the story behind it. The first episode is called 'The Departure', and it deals with the time that Howard Hughes' ship 'Spirit of flight' made it's way across the Atlantic. I felt that the first episode had a lot of gaps, so I had a little trouble understanding the story. I was still able to follow it though, and I think it was a good way to start. I was really impressed with the production quality of the film, and I can't wait to see what they do next.

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Tiffany Vargas

I saw the movie about 2 months ago.and still it's the most intense and important movie that I've ever seen.As i think everybody who has seen it should watch it.It is one of the best movies ever made, and i think that most people should watch it.It tells the stories of those who were in the flight that day.And it also tells about the families and the friends of the survivors.The real horror that the people who died in the crash and their families felt.I can't describe how sad this movie is.I really think that it's one of the most important movies that I've ever seen.If you have not seen it yet.Do it! If you have seen it, watch it!

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Angela C.

In all honesty, I am not a great fan of documentaries about serious subjects. Most of them are pretty bad and usually just waste my time. But, even though I am not the greatest fan of documentaries, I found this one really really good. It was pretty decent. It had a good point and a decent message, even though I didn't agree with the point. I think it did show some very important things. It was not a documentary of a bunch of people, it showed a documentary of a bunch of people and that made the documentary quite entertaining. I was on the edge of my seat, not thinking that I might get bored or something. It was very well done. I give it a 9 out of 10. I think that is a pretty good rating for a documentary that was really worth watching.

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Harold

This is an incredible documentary, if you are a fan of great nature documentaries like "Nature's Last Frontier" or "Seeing Red" then you will absolutely love this. It is a fantastic piece of work, great writing, great direction, great acting, and a wonderful message. The cinematography, and the framing, really helps to convey the emotional content of this documentary. There are many great uses of the natural landscape in the film and for me, it really helped to know more about the land and how it could be a force for change. Some of the more poignant scenes include seeing people in the mountains, or seeing people around the cabin. You will definitely relate to these characters and the feeling you will get from watching this. Also, one of the most powerful parts of the film is the conversation between the father and the mother. The mother talks about how she wants to get out of the house, the father tells her how he loves her, and how he has no intention of leaving her. There is a genuine connection between these two men that is hard to ignore. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who is a fan of great nature documentaries.

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Laura

It was a very difficult task to put together a feature length documentary on what is perhaps one of the most important historical events of the last century. The film doesn't present anything of substance but it is all in the name of self-knowledge. That is, it's all in the name of historical accuracy. What can be seen as "confusing" about this film is that it attempts to be an objective account of the events that took place and it's only the personalities involved that are presented to the viewer. It's a task of the director to show his viewers the correct way of viewing the events in the documentary. And that is what he does here. The viewer is shown the interviewees by the cameraman but there is no narration at all. As a result of this approach, it is not possible to follow the exact events that took place. However, there are a number of moments where it becomes possible to see what actually happened, but again, it's not until the very end that we are given the facts. All in all, a very difficult task to pull off. The acting is excellent and the interviews with the interviewees are often insightful. The documentary was made in 1988 and by now, it's not surprising that the documentary has aged, but it still stands up to the test of time. It's interesting to see that the "austerians" (as they were referred to) were not as hostile to the United States as they are now portrayed. That can be attributed to the fact that they were allowed to make a living and that they had a point of view. This documentary was never intended to be taken as historically accurate and that's why it is important that you watch it. It's not the only documentary about the Departure but it is by far the most comprehensive.

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Danielle Taylor

While watching the movie I felt a "sense" of frustration and anger at the Bush administration, and at the media in general. While watching, I was entertained by the wonderful music provided by Jimmy Cliff, and it was very hard to take my eyes off the screen. I think I am in the minority in regards to my feelings of anger at the Bush administration, and the media in general, but I think I can add one more thought to this one: it is a sad and disgusting display of propaganda by the Bush administration and the media. For those who have not yet seen this movie, I recommend watching it, and be prepared for some incredible information and facts.