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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

Cast
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


— 94th Academy Awards (Oscars 2022) —

Fifteen films will advance to the next round of voting in the International Feature Film category for the 94th Academy Awards. Films from 92 countries were eligible in the category.

2022 Japanese entry: Academy Awards (Oscars) for Best Foreign Film.

— 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2022) —

►Best Picture – Non-English Language
RYÛSUKE HAMAGUCHI

— 74th Festival de Cannes (2021) —

►Best Screenplay
RYÛSUKE HAMAGUCHI; TAKAMASA OE
►Fipresci Prize
►Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

— Other Awards —

►14th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (2021)
Best Picture
Best Screenplay (RYÛSUKE HAMAGUCHI; TAKAMASA OE)

►87th Annual New York Film Critics Circle Awards
Best Film

►47th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
Best Film
Best Screenplay (RYÛSUKE HAMAGUCHI; TAKAMASA OE)

►56th Annual National Society of Film Critics Awards
Best Picture
Best Director (RYÛSUKE HAMAGUCHI)
Best Screenplay (RYÛSUKE HAMAGUCHI; TAKAMASA OE)
Best Actor (HIDETOSHI NISHIJIMA)


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