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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda PG rating

A graceful, intimate study of the legendary Japanese musician, composer, actor, writer and activist.

Documentary 2017 101 mins

Director: Stephen Schible


Stephen Schible’s accomplished documentary provides us with a unique insight into the life experiences and creative journeys undergone by musical genius Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Revenant, The Last Emperor, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence). As a musician, composer, actor, writer and activist, Sakamoto has made his mark on the international stage and here at a time when he is at his most vulnerable (having been diagnosed with cancer), we learn about his current thoughts and accompany him on a journey to the site of the Fukishima nuclear disaster which has fuelled his long term campaigning spirit.

This is a graceful, intimate study of a Japanese icon.