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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.

Drive My Car

JAPAN (ドライブ・マイ・カー)
Drama || 2021 || 179′

Release Date (U.S.A.)November 24, 2021
Film Rating ► Not Rated Yet

Distributor ► Janus Films

Directed by
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

Hidetoshi Nishijima; Tôko Miura; Reika Kirishima; Yoo-rim Park; Dae-Young Jin; Sonia Yuan; Satoko Abe; Masaki Okada; Perry Dizon; Ann Fite.

Written by
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi; Takamasa Oe.
Based on the short history by Haruki Murakami.

Cinematography by
Hidetoshi Shinomiya

Music by
Eiko Ishibashi

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