Japanese Movie Information

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Japanese Movie Information

Norwegian Wood:Japanese Movie Comes Town!

**Special price of $6 for JASM member!!
For Immediate Release

Minneapolis, MN, 1月 17, 2012The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul presents Norwegian Wood, showing theatrically on Screen 3 at St. Anthony Main Theatre 金, Jan 27 through Thu, Feb 2. The film is based on Haruki Murakami’s bestselling novel Norwegian Wood, published in 1987 and since translated into 33 languages.


ノルウェーの森:Norwegian Wood tells the story of a teen romantic triangle set in tumultuous 1960’s Tokyo. Beautifully directed by Tran Anh Hung (Academy Award nominee for The Scent Of Green Papaya and Golden Lion winner for Cyclo), the cast includes Japanese rising star Kenichi Matsuyama (Death Note, Detroit Metal City) and Oscar-nominee Rinko Kikuchi (Babel), alongside newcomer Kiko Mizuhara. Mark Lee Ping Bin (In The Mood For Love) provides the gorgeous cinematography; and the genius soundtrack for string quartet and orchestra was composed by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, known for his outstanding work on There Will Be Blood (2007).

Set in a time of global instability, Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood pulls three young people into an emotional story of loss and heartbreak. As students around the world unite to overthrow the establishment, Toru Watanabe’s personal life is similarly in tumult. At heart, he is deeply devoted to his first love, Naoko, a beautiful, intelligent and introspective young woman, whose angst lays the groundwork for Watanabe’s inner conflict. Their complex bond was forged by the tragic death of their best friend years before, and Watanabe lives with this memory and an influence of death everywhere. That is, until the outgoing, vivacious, supremely self-confident Midori marches into his life, and Watanabe must choose between his past and his future.

Norwegian Wood, Director Tran Anh Hung, 133 min, Japan, 2010,

In Japanese with English subtitles.

Showing – Fri, Jan 27 through Thurs, Feb 2


The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul presents the very best of national and international independent cinema on Screen 3 at St. Anthony Main Theatre, 115 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414. www.mspfilmsociety.org

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