Norwegian Wood Poster

Release Date: January 6th, 2012

DVD Release Date: May 15th, 2012

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 13 min

Plot Summary
Toru thinks back to the '60s when he grew close to Naoko after his friend Kizuki killed himself.

Cast: Rinko Kikuchi, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Tetsuji Tamayama, Kengo Kôra, Eriko Hatsune, Shigesato Itoi, Haruomi Hosono, Kiko Mizuhara

Director: Tran Anh Hung

Genres: Romance, Drama

Distributors: Red Flag Releasing

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A movie like Norwegian Wood is a peculiar case – its intentions are sterling, and it's hard to pinpoint any technical flaws. The problem, maybe, is that it's trying too hard; Tran has such firm control over the storytelling that the resulting picture has no room to breathe. show more

  • There is something in the nature of director Tran Anh Hung, however, that seems to resist happy endings. In the emotional arc of his art, the high point seems to be bittersweet. It's sweet all the way up, wavers in dread and slides down to doom. show more

  • The fact that Norwegian Wood is based on Haruki Murakami's 1987 international best-seller should encourage many viewers to give this long, elegantly shot, sporadically involving Japanese film a try. show more

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