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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda
Directed by Stephen Nomura Schible • 2017 • Japan, United States
Starring Ryuichi Sakamoto
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 scores, the evolution of his music has coincided with his life’s journey. Following the disaster in Fukushima, Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan’s social movement against nuclear power. As he returns to music following a cancer diagnosis, Sakamoto channels his heightened awareness of life’s fragility into the creation of a haunting new masterpiece. RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA is an intimate portrait of both the artist and the man.