Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

New York Times Critics' Pick
102 mins.
Directed by Stephen Schible
NR
Japanese with subtitles
2018
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One of the most important artists of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a prolific career spanning over four decades. From techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer, the evolution of his music has coincided with his life journeys.

Following Fukushima, Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan’s social movement against nuclear power.

As Sakamoto returns to music following a cancer diagnosis, his haunting awareness of life crises leads to a resounding new masterpiece.

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA is an intimate portrait of both the artist and the man.

"The creative process is notoriously difficult to capture on camera, but by the end of this documentary, you will feel as if you not only understand Mr. Sakamoto intellectually, but also share a sense of the excitement he feels when discovering just the right match of sounds." - Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times. A New York Times Critic's Pick!