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NORWEGIAN WOOD (MA15+)

Japan, 2010 (MIFF 2011, Accent on Asia)

Director: Tran Anh Hung

NORWEGIAN WOOD (MA15+)

With this adaptation of the best-selling novel by Haruki Murakami, acclaimed Vietnamese-French director Tran Anh Hung (The Scent of Green Papaya, Cyclo) has created a dark and strikingly haunting film about love and loss.

A young college student is pulled towards two very different women in this tragic love story and coming-of-age saga, set against the backdrop of social unrest of late 1960s Japan.

Featuring several young Japanese stars on the rise (including Rinko Kikuchi from Babel), Norwegian Wood also boasts original music from Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood (There Will Be Blood) and sensuous cinematography by Mark Lee Ping Bin (In the Mood for Love).

"The film's lyricism is unshakeable... One moment we are watching these characters, the next - without quite noticing - we are inside them, walking about in their emotional landscapes." - Financial Times

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D/S Tran Anh Hung P Shinji Ogawa Dist Curious Film L Japanese w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010

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