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Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus

103 minutes | 2023  | Japan | Genre | 🔊 Japanese | English Sub. | Age Rating


On March 28th, 2023, legendary composer Ryuichi Sakamoto passed away after his struggle against cancer. In the years leading up to his death, Sakamoto could no longer perform live. Single concerts, not to mention sprawling global tours, were too taxing. Despite this, in late 2022, Sakamoto mustered all of his energy to leave the world with one final performance: a concert film, featuring just him and his piano. Curated by Sakamoto himself, the twenty pieces performed in the film wordlessly narrate his life through his music. The selection spans his entire career, from his popstar Yellow Magic Orchestra period, to his magnificent Bertolucci film scores, to music from his meditative final album, 12. Sakamoto bares his soul through his music, knowing this may be the last time that he can present his art.


TUE, 28 NOV 2023 | XXI STUDIO 3 | 14:45


Director's Biography

Biografi Sutradara

Neo Sora

Neo Sora

Sora Neo is a filmmaker who lives and works in both New York and Tokyo. His short film The Chicken (2020) was invited to Locarno. He was recently named one of the Twenty-five New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine. He participated in the 2022 Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Lab programs and is in development for his debut feature, Earthquake.

Cast & Crew

Kru & Pemain

Production Company KAB (Norika Sora, Albert Tholen, Eric Nyari, Aiko Masubuchi), Recorded Picture Company (Jeremy Thomas)

Cinematographer Bill Kirstein

Editor Takuya Kawakami

Notable Achievement