Drive my car

a film by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi. Starts December 23rd at the fsk. In Japanese with German subtitles.

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2021 has been an annus mira­bi­lis for Ryusuke Hamaguchi, who has pre­mie­red two fea­ture films, both very dif­fe­rent, both equal­ly mas­ter­ly. After the the­ma­ti­cal­ly con­nec­ted tri­ptych of WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY, Hamaguchi del­ves into more expan­si­ve­ly nove­listic ter­ri­to­ry, alt­hough the source is a short sto­ry by Haruki Murakami.
An exten­ded pre­face intro­du­ces us to a Tokyo cou­p­le, actor and direc­tor Yusuke and screen­wri­ter Oto, who­se pen­chant for ero­tic sto­ry­tel­ling hints at pos­si­bi­li­ties that will con­ti­nue to trou­ble Yusuke. Two years later, he arri­ves in Hiroshima to direct Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya at a theat­re fes­ti­val and is assi­gned a young woman named Misaki as his dri­ver. After a trou­bled rehe­ar­sal pro­cess and Yusuke’s pro­blems with a trou­ble­so­me young actor, Yusuke and the initi­al­ly reser­ved Misaki begin to com­mu­ni­ca­te.
A three-hour run­ning time allows Hamaguchi to unspool a sub­t­ly, den­se­ly pat­ter­ned nar­ra­ti­ve to maxi­mum effect, with Chekhov’s dra­ma sub­li­mi­nal­ly reso­na­ting as a back­ground sub­text. Quietly moving, intel­lec­tual­ly invol­ving, DRIVE MY CAR is argu­ab­ly the most matu­re and most ele­gant dra­ma of 2021. (Jonathan Romney)

Credits:

ドライブ・マイ・カー Doraibu mai kâ
JP 2021, 179 Min., japan. OmU
Regie: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
Drehbuch: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Haruki Murakami, Takamasa Oe
Kamera: Hidetoshi Shinomiya
Schnitt: Azusa Yamazaki
mit: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tôko Miura, Masaki Okada, Reika Kirishima

Trailer:
Drive My Car Trailer OmdU Deutsch | German
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