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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (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.


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With a light touch but deep reserves of respect for fans both old and new Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda is an extremely fitting portrait of the influential composer.

April 19, 2018 | Full Review…

By showing the different sides of Sakamoto, Schible enables the viewer to see how they influence this personal album.

April 19, 2018 | Full Review…

A gentle, reflective portrait that seldom gets personal and yet somehow feels quite candid.

September 3, 2017 | Full Review…

The result is an inspirational and deeply moving biopic that resonates long after the closing credits roll, not only because of the uncertain health of its subject, but the tragedies and joys of the human condition that give meaning to his work.

June 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Philosophical insights as well as footage of Sakamoto's far-flung field-recording trips, his love for Andrei Tarkovsky's work, and him scoring films for impulsive directors reveal an ingenious musician still questing for new ideas.

May 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Though all-too-imperfectly shot ... this portrait of a towering titan of the music world still inspires, informs and entertains in equal measure.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

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