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Norwegian Wood (2010)
"Noruwei no mori" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  11 December 2010 (Japan)
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Toru recalls his life in the 1960s, when his friend Kizuki killed himself and he grew close to Naoko, Kizuki's girlfriend, and another woman, the outgoing, lively Midori.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Toru Watanabe
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Naoko
Kiko Mizuhara ...
Midori
Kengo Kôra ...
Kizuki
Reika Kirishima ...
Dr. Reiko Ishida
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Hatsumi
Tokio Emoto ...
Storm Trooper
Takao Handa ...
Midori's Father
Yusuke ...
High School Classmate
Yûki Itô ...
Student Activist
Kentarô Tamura ...
Student Activist
Makoto Sugisawa ...
Student Activist
Kohei Yoshino ...
Student Activist
Sawako Okuma ...
College Girl
Haruka Masuda ...
College Girl
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Upon hearing the song "Norwegian Wood," Toru (Matsuyama) remembers back to his life in the 1960s, when his friend Kizuki killed himself and he grew close to Naoko, Kizuki's girlfriend. As the two try, in very different ways, to contend with their grief, Toru forms a bond with another woman, Midori. Written by Anonymous

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$13,068 (USA) (6 January 2012)

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$13,068 (USA) (6 January 2012)
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String Quartet #62 in C major (The Emperor)
Music by Joseph Haydn
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Something very special
19 December 2011 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I don't think I have ever rated a film 10/10 and that is because, this is something very special.

We are all different people, reading a book will always mean more to one, than another. As we are all different people and our imaginations are just as different as we are as people.

Norwegian Wood has managed to touch me, as I have felt like each of these characters at some time in my life.

Turn the lights off, watch it alone and make sure you are not interrupted. It will slowly creep up on you, making you feel something not just about the movie, but about you and your past.


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