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Drive My Car ()

Doraibu mai kâ (original title)
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A renowned stage actor and director learns to cope with his wife's unexpected passing when he receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya in Hiroshima.

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Cast

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Yûsuke Kafuku
Tôko Miura ...
Misaki Watari
Reika Kirishima ...
Oto Kafuku, Yûsuke's Wife
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Koji Takatsuki
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Lee Yoon-a
Jin Dae-yeon ...
Kon Yoon-su
Sonia Yuan ...
Janice Chang
Ahn Hwitae ...
Ryu Jeong-eui (as An Fite)
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Roy Lucelo (as Perî Dizon)
Satoko Abe ...
Yuhara
Hiroko Matsuda ...
Yumi Etô
Toshiaki Inomata ...
Takashi Kimura
Takako Yamamura ...
Kaoru Komagata
Ryô Iwase ...
(as Ryo Iwase)
Faisal Anwar
Kamal Zharif
Massimo Biondi
Shôichirô Tanigawa
Keiko Nishi
Saki Suzuki
Saki Suzuki
Kirika von Schwarsz Kaiser
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(as Joy)
Daihachi Yoshida
Yoshinori Miyata
Takao Kin
Satoshi Taigi
Tetsuya Fukami
Hiro Ueno
Tami Maeda
Lee Geongem
Hiroshi Sumida
Ai Tomonaga
Tama Rindo
Kôtarô Wada
Kensuke Kusano

Directed by

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Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

Written by

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Haruki Murakami ... (short story)
 
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi ... ()
 
Takamasa Oe ... ()

Produced by

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Tsuyoshi Gorô ... co-executive producer
Ibrahim Hamdan ... executive producer
Madoka Kagoike ... assistant producer
Misaki Kawamura ... co-executive producer
Tamon Kondô ... associate producer
Osamu Kubota ... co-executive producer
Eun-Kyoung Lee ... associate producer: Korean unit
Sachio Matsushita ... co-executive producer (as Yukio Matsushita)
Yoshihito Nakabe ... co-executive producer
Kazuo Nakanishi ... executive producer
Keiji Okumura ... co-executive producer
Yûji Sadai ... executive producer
Hitoyuki Suzuki ... co-executive producer
Teruhisa Yamamoto ... producer (as Akihisa Yamamoto)

Music by

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Eiko Ishibashi

Cinematography by

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Hidetoshi Shinomiya

Film Editing by

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Azusa Yamazaki

Editorial Department

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Eiji Ishibashi ... technical director
Daisuke Kawashima ... lab coordinator
Yumeto Kitayama ... color grading
Keito Matsui ... assistant editor
Tsuneko Matsuo ... data conform
Iseei Nakano ... on-line editor (as Issei Nakano)
Koji Okada ... lab manager
Aya Shintani ... digital cinema mastering

Production Design by

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Hyeon-Seon Seo

Art Direction by

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Kensaki Jo

Set Decoration by

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Mami Kagamoto ... (as Asami Kagamoto)

Costume Design by

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Haruki Koketsu

Makeup Department

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Atsuko Ichikawa ... hair stylist (as Haruko Ichikawa) / makeup artist (as Haruko Ichikawa)
Rina Komoto ... additional hair stylist / additional make-up artist
Yûichi Matsui ... special makeup effects artist
Chika Onizuka ... assistant hair stylist / key makeup artist
Tamiko Sonobe ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist
Mikako Takamura ... additional hair stylist / additional make-up artist
Chihiro Taki ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Sang-gi Choi ... executive in charge of production: Culture Entertainment
Yûsaku Emoto ... executive in charge of production: Bitters End
Miho Fukui ... executive in charge of production: Nekojarashi
Satoshi Gotô ... executive in charge of production: Culture Entertainment
Ibrahim Hamdan ... production manager
Masahiro Handa ... executive in charge of production: The Asahi Shimbun Company
Hiromi Imagawa ... executive in charge of production: Bitters End
Takeshi Katayama ... executive in charge of production: Nippon Shuppan Hanbai
Bora Kim ... additional production assistant: Korean unit
Cheong-hwi Ko ... additional production assistant: Korean unit
Yukari Koike ... executive in charge of production: Nekojarashi
Naoko Komuro ... executive in charge of production: Culture Entertainment
Han-Hyung Lee ... additional production assistant: Korean unit
Keiji Maeda ... executive in charge of production: Quaras
Kazuya Matsukura ... production manager: Hokkaido unit
Takashi Matsuura ... executive in charge of production: The Asahi Shimbun Company
Masataka Minamitate ... executive in charge of production: Quaras
Takayuki Morine ... executive in charge of production: Quaras
Satoko Nakagawa ... production manager
Satoru Negishi ... executive in charge of production: Nippon Shuppan Hanbai
Mizuho Noguchi ... executive in charge of production: Nippon Shuppan Hanbai
Shigeki Okawa ... executive in charge of production: Bungeishunjû
Shigeta Sakai ... executive in charge of production: The Asahi Shimbun Company
Kie Sasaki ... executive in charge of production: Nekojarashi
Yasunari Satake ... executive in charge of production: Bitters End
Haruna Satô ... production assistant
Natsumi Shirahama ... executive in charge of production: Nippon Shuppan Hanbai
Hiromichi Suganuma ... executive in charge of production: C&I Entertainment
Tomoo Suzuki ... executive in charge of production: L'espace Vision
Yôji Suzuki ... executive in charge of production: Bungeishunjû
Arito Tago ... executive in charge of production: The Asahi Shimbun Company
Kimiaki Tasaka ... executive in charge of production: L'espace Vision
Daisuke Tôyama ... executive in charge of production: Culture Entertainment
Hisashi Yamaguchi ... executive in charge of production: C&I Entertainment
Kenichi Yamazaki ... executive in charge of production: Quaras
Min-Young Yoon ... additional production assistant: Korean unit
Elly Yun ... additional production assistant: Korean unit

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Kazuya Endô ... additional assistant director
Bo-Young Ha ... assistant director: Korean unit
Hayato Kawai ... first assistant director
Kanna Kimura ... assistant director
Hiroki Kubota ... first assistant director
Gun-woo Lee ... assistant director: Korean unit
Koki Muramoto ... assistant director
Yôsuke Nakamura ... assistant director
Takamasa Oe ... chief assistant director
Akinori Tsuchiyama ... assistant director
Naoki Watanabe ... chief assistant director

Art Department

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Nobuhiro Ariyoshi ... assistant art director
Tianhao Du ... additional art assistant
Teruhisa Fujii ... additional art assistant
Yayoi Fukuda ... property master
Juntarô Fukuoka ... additional art assistant
Ayu Hasuike ... additional art assistant
Nao Idei ... property master
Shuko Kamoji ... additional art assistant
Kiyoshi Kawahara ... construction coordinator
Kanae Kawata ... additional art assistant
Eun-hee Kim ... additional art assistant
Nana Kitaji ... additional art assistant
Yasuhiro Kitaoka ... additional art assistant
Tong Liu ... additional art assistant
Akiko Matsuba ... additional art assistant
Toshiaki Mizumori ... construction coordinator
Keisuke Nakajima ... additional art assistant
Masato Nunobe ... additional art assistant
Akio Saito ... assistant art director
Yihui Sun ... additional art assistant
Akitomo Suzuki ... construction coordinator
Wook Tae ... additional art assistant
Kazuyuki Takahashi ... construction coordinator
Tomoyuki Tokuda ... construction coordinator
Shûsaku Tsukamoto ... additional art assistant
Huiru Wang ... additional art assistant
Shintarô Yamada ... additional art assistant
Kana Yoshitake ... additional art assistant

Sound Department

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Jun-Yeong Go ... sound: Korean unit
Miyuki Horiuchi ... foley artist
Kadoaki Izuta ... sound
Renmei Izuta ... sound recordist
Naoki Jouno ... additional sound assistant
Miki Nomura ... re-recording mixer
Tatsuya Obo ... sound editor
Eul-bin Park ... assistant sound editor
Kiyomi Samukawa ... additional sound assistant
Kazuki Suzuki ... boom operator

Visual Effects by

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Shôta Asakawa ... compositor: Spade & Co. (as Shota Asakawa)
Alexander Batuev ... visual effects artist: Sultamedia FX
Aleksandr Chiknayev ... visual effects artist: Sultamedia FX (as Alexander Chiknaev)
Ryota Deishi ... compositor: Spade & Co.
Mei Hanawa ... visual effects producer: Spade & Co.
Kurt Hanson ... visual effects artist: Sultamedia FX
Nao Ichihara ... on set supervisor: Spade & Co.
Tadashi Iida ... cg director: Spade & Co.
Joseph Knaff ... visual effects artist: Sultamedia FX
Kazuyori Kosaka ... visual effects supervisor
Noboru Okano ... graphic designer
Jeff Ong ... visual effects artist: Sultamedia FX
Nikola Panek ... visual effects artist: Sultamedia FX
Nanako Shiba ... compositor: Spade & Co.
Riko Shibata ... graphic designer
Tetsuya Shiraishi ... visual effects director: Spade & Co.
Daiwa Shoji ... compositor: Spade & Co.
Salah Soltane ... visual effects director: Sultamedia FX
Munhyun Song ... compositor: Spade & Co.
Miki Takakuwa ... visual effects production manager: Spade & Co.
Shino Tanaka ... compositor: Spade & Co.
Chihiro Tsuda ... visual effects director: Sultamedia FX
Harune Ueda ... compositor: Spade & Co.
Allen Walker ... visual effects artist: Sultamedia FX
Tammy Washkow ... visual effects artist: Sultamedia FX
Gunter Wenzel ... visual effects artist: Sultamedia FX
Sarah White ... visual effects artist: Sultamedia FX
Omar Wilkins ... visual effects artist: Sultamedia FX

Camera and Electrical Department

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Lisa Hiraya ... additional lighting assistant
Mio Hirota ... still photographer (as Miow Hirota)
Kyôko Kanazawa ... additional stage lighting
Dong-ik Kim ... camera assistant: Korean unit
Tae-hun Lee ... cinematographer: Korean unit
Noriaki Matsudô ... additional lighting assistant
Yosuke Nakatani ... electrician
Hirotomo Nishizaka ... additional stage lighting
Keita Oonishi ... assistant camera
Akinori Sadanaga ... additional stage lighting
Yo-han Seo ... camera assistant: Korean unit
Ryûichi Shimokawa ... b camera operator
Yusuke Shiratori ... electrician
Taiki Takai ... gaffer
Shôgo Takashima ... electrician
Mizuki Tomori ... assistant camera
Akitoshi Tsuda ... additional stage lighting
Rikuo Ueno ... additional camera assistant
Yuka Watanabe ... additional stage lighting
Emiko Yamada ... assistant camera
Takaya Yamada ... additional lighting assistant
Miwo Yamazaki ... additional still photographer

Casting Department

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Akiyoshi Imazeki ... casting cooperation
Kristine Kintana ... casting cooperation / casting coordinator
Kôji Kobayashi ... extras casting
Sang-Yoon Lee ... casting director: Korean unit
Annie Liao ... casting cooperation
Ryôichi Sugiyama ... casting cooperation

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Serika Furuno ... wardrobe master
Haruki Koketsu ... stylist
Manami Togo ... additional wardrobe mistress

Music Department

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Yoshitaka Fujimoto ... additional composer: Korean unit
Atsuko Hatano ... musician
Fumihito Hayakawa ... coordinator: Toho Studios
Hiroyasu Hirakawa ... music coordinator
Marty Holoubek ... musician
Yoko Kodama ... coordinator of the songs in the film
Shin'ichirô Koshi ... technical support: Toho Studios
Jim O'Rourke ... musician
Toshiaki Sudô ... musician
Chiaki Tachikawa ... coordinator: Toho Studios
Shûichi Ushifusa ... coordinator: Toho Studios
Tatsuhisa Yamamoto ... musician

Transportation Department

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Nobuaki Hoshino ... driver
Takuya Ida ... driver
Yûsuke Itsuji ... driver
Ryûji Kosaka ... driver
Takanori Muto ... picture vehicle coordinator
Hiroaki Shimano ... driver
Junya Suetsugu ... driver
Rikiya Tagami ... driver
Satoru Takehana ... driver
Takahiro Taketomi ... picture vehicle coordinator
Kôji Tanaka ... driver
Naoki Taniguchi ... driver
Hideki Tokumasu ... driver
Kan Tsuchida ... picture vehicle coordinator
Takamichi Wakikaido ... driver

Additional Crew

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Fumitsugu Abe ... production coordinator
Ryan Adiptra ... cooperation
Hiroki Akaogi ... marketing
Keiko Amano ... cooperation
Shôko Aoki ... production coordinator
Megumi Arita ... cooperation
Seong-Yeon Choi ... cooperation
Yukie Efuku ... console operator: Toho Studios
Satoshi Ezoe ... research
Eve Gabereau ... Distribution
Masaru Handa ... cooperation
Hirofumi Hino ... medical supervisor
Azusa Hoshi ... marketing director
Masahiko Hotogi ... production coordinator
Akira Inoue ... cooperation
Kenji Inoue ... ophthalmology guidance
Sae Inoue ... marketing
Mayumi Ishida ... stage director
Mia Isozaki ... English subtitles
Ai Kanemoto ... marketing
Osamu Karasaki ... stage supervisor
Ayaka Kawano ... data manager
Hong-nam Kim ... sign language instructor: Korean unit
Hitoshi Kitagawa ... cooperation
Ayuno Kobayashi ... trailer director
Sonomi Komaba ... marketing
Chika Kondô ... cooperation
Yûta Kusaba ... data manager
Emi Kuwabara ... sign language instructor
Mizy Kwon ... coordinator: Korean unit
Min-jin Lim ... cooperation: Korean unit
Sa-Hyun Lim ... sign language instructor
Keita Mizunami ... cooperation
Tomoko Nishizaki ... cooperation
Yûji Ozaki ... police supervisor
Keisuke Sakuma ... cooperation
Yukie Sanderson ... cooperation
Ai Satô ... poster design in the film
Yûki Satô ... marketing
Lynn Song ... cooperation
Tsuyoshi Sugiyama ... research
Junnosuke Tada ... research
Fumiaki Taga ... production coordinator
Yumiko Takashima ... sign language interpreter
Eri Takeda ... production secretary
Tomoyuki Tamagawa ... production accountant
Shôji Tanaka ... cooperation
Tomomi Tsuchiko ... trailer director
Hiro Ueno ... English interpreter
Megumi Yamada ... sign language interpreter
Takashi Yamashita ... marketing
Sakiho Ôhashi ... marketing

Thanks

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Eun-hye Cho ... special thanks
Kim Hye-jung ... special thanks
Lee Jang-ho ... special thanks (as Jang-ho Lee)
Na-Kyoung Kim ... special thanks
Min-ho Kwak ... special thanks
Ik-soo Lee ... special thanks
Ju-han Lee ... special thanks

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Two years after his wife's unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima), a renowned stage actor and director, receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya at a theater festival in Hiroshima. There, he meets Misaki Watari (Toko Miura), a taciturn young woman assigned by the festival to chauffeur him in his beloved red Saab 900. As the production's premiere approaches, tensions mount amongst the cast and crew, not least between Yusuke and Koshi Takatsuki, a handsome TV star who shares an unwelcome connection to Yusuke's late wife. Forced to confront painful truths raised from his past, Yusuke begins - with the help of his driver - to face the haunting mysteries his wife left behind.

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Also Known As
  • ドライブ・マイ・カー (Japan, Japanese title)
  • ドライブ・マイ・カー (Japan)
  • Drive My Car (Japan, English title)
  • Drive My Car (Ireland, English title)
  • Drive My Car (Thailand, English title)
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Runtime
  • 179 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The film was originally set in Busan, South Korea, but was changed to Hiroshima, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. See more »
Goofs When the cast are walking to the park for their outdoor rehearsal, Yoon-a and Janice appear to be having a conversation without the use of sign language on which one of them is dependent. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Faster than your First Time Reviews 2 - Best and Worst of TIFF 2021 (2021). See more »
Soundtracks Rondo K. 485 in D Major See more »
Crazy Credits Opening credits start from the 41st minute. See more »
Quotes Kôshi Takatsuki: But even if you think you know someone well, even if you love that person deeply, you can't completely look into that person's heart. You'll just feel hurt. But if you put in enough effort, you should be able to look into your own heart pretty well. So in the end, what we should be doing is to be true to our hearts and come to terms with it in a capable way. If you really want to look at someone, then your only option is to look at yourself squarely and deeply.
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