Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda film Title
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2017 / USA-Japan / 102 minutes

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.

“Ryuichi is for me a poet and a painter.”

Alejandro González Iñárritu in The New York Times

“A portrait of an artist that’s nearly as powerful and necessary as the artist himself.”


“An uncommonly engaging artist portrait”

The New York Times

“The fact that the man is a living freakin’ legend is undeniable.”

Rolling Stone

“one of the great documentaries about the creative process.”

The Telegraph

“Understated and moving”

Village Voice

Ryuichi Sakamoto's music

Media: Julia Pacetti, JMP Verdant
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Booking: Jasper Basch
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US Distribution: Lilly Riber, MUBI
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