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Norwegian Wood 2010

  • Trần Anh Hùng
  • December 20, 2010
  • 133 mins
  • Japanese
  • Drama, Romance
Set in the 1960's, high school student Toru Watanabe loses his only friend Kizuki 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 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 during the spring semester. Midori looks like a small animal that just came into the world ...


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It's a decent movie but I don't think you'd be able to make sense of it without having read the book. It was too rushed and missed a few key points.

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Some parts of the book are missing here. If you read or like the book, (maybe) you'll be disappointed

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Lackluster adaptation to a modern classic.
I tried dissociating the film from the book, but even then, it felt pretty off-paced and lacking overall.

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