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Trailer hits for NORWEGIAN WOOD

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
February 22nd, 2011

It’s rather rare that a film becomes better known for who is composing its music than who is starring in or directing it.

One of these cases happens to be the Hung Tran-directed film, NORWEGIAN WOOD. Featuring the second feature film score from Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, the film stars Rinko Kikuchi and Kenichi Matsuyama. Based on the novel by Haruki Murakami, the film is told through flashbacks, and is a coming-of-age tale. Playing at various festivals to rather mixed buzz, we have the film’s latest trailer (thanks to Nonesuch and The Playlist), and it looks absolutely fantastic. Check it out after the break.

The film will indeed feature a score from Greenwood, one that he penned for the BBC Concert Orchestra, which had debuted last year. Toss in three songs from the band Can, and you have a really great mix of music for the film. As far as the trailer goes, it looks stunningly shot and composed, and despite the mixed buzz, this is easily one of my most anticipated films of this year. 

Now, the film lacks a U.S. release date, but it hits the UK on March 11, so expect it to likely follow suit relatively soon.

What do you think?

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