From techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer, the evolution of Ryuichi Sakamoto's music has coincided with his life journeys. An eminent film composer (MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. LAWRENCE, THE LAST EMPEROR, THE REVENANT) Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan's social movement against nuclear power following the Fukishima nuclear facility disaster.
The film captures Sakamoto as he returns to music following a cancer diagnosis, while his haunting awareness of life crises leads to a resounding new masterpiece. RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA is an intimate portrait of the artist, the man and what inspires his work.
Directed by Stephen Nomura Schible
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