The story is set in the 1960s, main character Toru Watanabe (plays by Kenichi Matsuyama) finds himself in a relationship with two girls ─ the quiet and clinically disturbed Naoko (plays by Rinko Kikuchi) and happy-go-lucky Midori (plays by Kiko Mizuhara). Toru is fixated by the former’s mystery, and yet finds himself irresistible to the latter’s straight-up directness. After the aftermath of his best friend’s death, he finally moves on.
Film director Trần Anh Hùng was previously awarded Venice Film Festival for ‘Cyclo’ in 1995. Jonny Greenwood, Radiohead’s guitarist, is responsible for the original soundtrack of Norwegian Woods. To describe the film as ‘much anticipated’ would be an understatement..
Director: Trần Anh Hùng
Cast: Kenichi Matsuyama, Rinko Kikuchi, Kiko Mizuhara
Release Date: 30 Dec 2010