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Year: 2010
USA: Red Flag Releasing
UK: Soda Pictures
Cast: Kenichi Matsuyama, Rinko Kikuchi, Kiko Mizuhara, Tetsuji Tamayama, Kengo KA"ra, Reika Kirishima, Eriko Hatsune, Shigesato Itoi, Tokio Emoto, Haruomi Hosono
Director: Tran Anh Hung
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese (English subtitles)
USA & UK: 133 mins
USA Rated: Not yet rated
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong sex and suicide references
USA Release Date: 6 January 2012 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 11 March 2011 (Limited Release)


Based on the bestselling novel of Haruki Murakamia, NORWEGIAN WOOD is directed by Tran Anh Hung (Golden Lion winner for CYCLO and Academy Award nominee for THE SCENT OF GREEN PAPAYA). It features rising Japanese star Kenichi Matsuyama (DEATH NOTE, DETROIT METAL CITY) and Oscar nominee Rinko Kikuchi (BABEL) with newcomer Kiko Mizuhara.

Set in late 1960sTokyo. Students around the world are uniting to overthrow the establishment and Toru Watanabe's personal life is in similar turmoil. Deep down, Watanabe is still devoted to his first love, Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman. Their complex bond arose from the tragic death of their best friend years before.

Then out of the blue, Midori, a girl who is everything that Naoko is not - outgoing, vivacious, supremely self-confident - strides into his life and Watanabe must choose between his past and his future.

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