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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.

Director:

Anh Hung Tran (as Tran Anh Hung)

Writers:

Haruki Murakami (novel), Anh Hung Tran (as Tran Anh Hung)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken'ichi Matsuyama ... Toru Watanabe
Rinko Kikuchi ... Naoko
Kiko Mizuhara ... Midori
Kengo Kôra Kengo Kôra ... Kizuki
Reika Kirishima Reika Kirishima ... Dr. Reiko Ishida
Eriko Hatsune ... Hatsumi
Tokio Emoto Tokio Emoto ... Storm Trooper
Takao Handa Takao Handa ... Midori's Father
Yusuke Yusuke ... High School Classmate
Yûki Itô Yûki Itô ... Student Activist
Kentarô Tamura Kentarô Tamura ... Student Activist
Makoto Sugisawa Makoto Sugisawa ... Student Activist
Kohei Yoshino Kohei Yoshino ... Student Activist
Sawako Okuma Sawako Okuma ... College Girl
Haruka Masuda Haruka Masuda ... College Girl
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 December 2010 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Kamikawa, Hyogo, Japan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,068, 8 January 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,068, 8 January 2012
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The publication of the novel caused such a sensation in Japan that novelist Haruki Murakami was obligated to quit his native journey and move to the United States. See more »

Alternate Versions

The German TV version is 10 min shorter. See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2010 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Norwegian Wood
Lyrics and music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by Reika Kirishima
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Something very special
19 December 2011 | by mrryanrothSee 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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