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  • Movie: Norwegian Wood
  • Romaji: Noruwei no Mori
  • Japanese: ノルウェイの森
  • Director: Anh Hung Tran
  • Writer: Haruki Murakami (novel), Anh Hung Tran
  • Producer: Chihiro Kameyama, Shinji Ogawa
  • Cinematographer: Pin Bing Lee
  • World Premiere: September 2, 2010 (Venice Film Festival)
  • Release Date: December 11, 2010
  • Runtime: 128 min.
  • Genre: Drama / Romance
  • Production Company: Asmik Ace Entertainment, Toho, Fuji TV
  • Distributor: Toho
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot

Set in the 1960's, high school student Toru Watanabe (Kenichi Matsuyama) loses his only friend Kizuki (Kengo Kora) after he commits suicide. Toru, now looking for a new life, enters a university in Tokyo. By chance, Toru meets Kizuki's ex-girlfriend Naoko (Rinko Kikuchi) in the university. They grow close because they both share the same loss.

As Toru and Naoko grow even closer, Naoko's sense of loss also grows. After Naoko's 20th birthday, she leaves for a sanitarium in Kyoto. Watanabe, devastated by the situation, meets pure-hearted Midori (Kiko Mizuhara) during the spring semester. Midori looks like a small animal that just came into the world ...

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Norwegian Wood-Kenichi Matsuyama.jpg Norwegian Wood-Rinko Kikuchi.jpg Norwegian Wood-Kiko Mizuhara.jpg
Kenichi Matsuyama Rinko Kikuchi Kiko Mizuhara
Toru Watanabe Naoko Midori Kobayashi
Norwegian Wood-Tetsuji Tamayama.jpg Norwegian Wood-Kengo Kora.jpg Norwegian Wood-Reika Kirishima.jpg Norwegian Wood-Eriko Hatsune.jpg
Tetsuji Tamayama Kengo Kora Reika Kirishima Eriko Hatsune
Nagasawa Kizuki Reiko Hatsumi
Norwegian Wood-Tokio Emoto.jpg Norwegian Wood-Shigesato Itoi.jpg Norwegian Wood-Haruomi Hosono.jpg Norwegian Wood-Yukihiro Takahashi.jpg
Tokio Emoto Shigesato Itoi Haruomi Hosono Yukihiro Takahashi
Tai Totsugeki Theatre professor Record shop owner Gatekeeper

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shin18 If I hadn't read the book, the movie would be very confusing for me. But still, I must say, it was good. :)

June Though Kenichi is good as the role of Toru, the one playing Midori is not satisfiable! She is not suitable for that character! The film will be better if the details of the character like their way of speaking or their way of dressing are considered! Anyway the film is not as good as..ah no.. the film ruins the theme of novel is the real fact!!!

Jillian Totally obsessed with the book of this at the moment...Haruki Murakami is a fantastic artist. I am totally looking forward to watching this soon...I actually bought both the movie and book together. The novel is absolutely beautiful so I'm totally looking forward to this! Kenichi Matsuyama is totally perfect for Toru, i think. & I think that Kiko Mizuhara will make a fantastic Midori. But I'm not too sure about Rinko Kikuchi....lol XD I totally pictured Naoko different. In fact, weirdly I pictured her more like Utada Hikaru. LOL. I think that Reika Kirishima will do lovely as Reiko!! Exactly how I thought of Reiko to look. Totally looking forward to this movie. Love Murakami's works!!

Alex The strangest thing I've seen I think cinematic wise.. I had to watch it with all my classfriends for Japanese studies... we laughed ALL the way through it even though it's supposidly serious but come on we had no warning of what we would 'see' literally.

James Davison Obsessed at the moment with this film. Looks excellent defiantly a must-see! :><:

Ned Yesss finally found out it's going to be shown in cinemas in the UK on March 11th 2011 :D Best Year Ever ^^~

Royce When is the US release date going to be? I can't wait to see it and I can't fly to Japan. Someone must know but I can't find it anywhere online.

hada i very like ken'ichi matsuyama,, i can't wait for watch the movie... noruwein no mori good.... ^^

robtok82 The book was so good...Can't wait for the movie...the cast is awesome...

marian kenichi matsuyama ur so cute ever!!!

Yuki OMG!!!!! I can'tt waitt till it's releasedd !!! :D xxx I lovedd the novell soo much (I love all of Murakami's books) xxx Really hoping the movie will be as intriguing as the novel ♥ xxx

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