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Trailer
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Drive My Car

Runtime
2hrs 59mins
Directed by
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
Featuring
Hidetoshi Nishijima,
Toko Miura,
Reika Kirishima
Film Language
Japanese with English subtitles
Body

Voted the top film of the year by The New York Times and the Boston Society of Film Critics!

Adapted from Haruki Murakami’s short story, Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car is a haunting road movie traveling a path of love, loss, acceptance, and peace. 

Two years after his wife’s unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima), a renowned stage actor and director, receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya at a theater festival in Hiroshima. There, he meets Misaki Watari (Toko Miura), a taciturn young woman assigned by the festival to chauffeur him in his beloved red Saab 900. As the production’s premiere approaches, tensions mount amongst the cast and crew, not least between Yusuke and Koji Takatsuki, a handsome TV star who shares an unwelcome connection to Yusuke’s late wife. Forced to confront painful truths raised from his past, Yusuke begins — with the help of his driver — to face the haunting mysteries his wife left behind.

Winner of three prizes at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, including Best Screenplay.

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