International Title
Norwegian Wood
Japanese Title
 ノルウェイの森
 [Noruwei no Mori]
Production: Asmik Ace / Fuji TV / Kodansha / WoWow / Sumitomo / Dentsu / Sankei Shimbun
Distributor: Toho Japan: 2010
  Time: 104 minutes
 
Initial US Title
 Norwegian Wood
US Distributor: Red Flag Releasing (2012) Time: 104 minutes
Alternate Movie Titles:
Tokyo Blues [Spanish]
The Ballad of the Impossible [French]
Naoko's Smile [German]

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Details
Toru Watanabe, a young man growing up in 1960s Japan, struggles to understand the meaning of love and companionship in a chain of events following the suicide of Kizuki, his best friend from high school. Watanabe becomes drawn to Naoko, Kizuki's girlfriend, as well as an adventurous fellow student named Midori.

Staff
Directed by Anh Dung Tran
Writing credits Anh Dung Tran, Haruki Murakami
Produced by Shinji Ogawa, Satoshi Fukushima, Joe Ikeda, Chihiro Kameyama, Kaoru Matsuzaki, Mioko Ogawa, Keizo Shukuzaki, Masao Teshima
Music by Jonny Greenwood
Cinematography by Ping Bin Lee
Film Editing by Mario Battistel
Production Design by Norifumi Ataka, Tran Nu Yen-Khe
Assistant Director Shozo Katashima, Yu Koreyasu, Hideaki Jimbo
Director of Special Effects Hidekazu Kishiura, Chuji Shimajiri
Cast
Asuka Matsuda Maki Horikita
Naoko Rinko Kikuchi
Toru Watanabe Ken'ichi Matsuyama
Midori Kiko Mizuhara
Hatsumi Eriko Hatsune
Kizuki Kengo Kora
Nagasawa Tetsuji Tamayama
Reiko Ishida Reika Kirishima
Theatre Professor Shigesato Itoi
Record Shop Owner Haruomi Hosono
Storm Trooper Tokio Emoto
Midori' Father Takao Handa
Gatekeeper Yukihiro Takahashi
- Yuki Ito
- Kentaro Tamura
- Yusuke
- Kohei Yoshino
- Makoto Sugisawa
Monster Appearances Aliens, SDF, Misc
None N/A

Posters

Box Office
Release Date: December 11th, 2010 (Japan)
Opening Weekend: ¥183,081,714 / $2,182,142 (Japan, 312 Theaters)
Total: ¥1,400,000,000 / $17,000,000 (Japan, Rough Figure)

Release Date: January 6th, 2012 (US)
Opening Weekend: $13,000 (US, 3 Theaters)
Total: $13,000 (US)

DVDs and Blu-Ray
Region 1 Norwegian Wood New Video Group (2012) Order

Reviews
Patrick Galvan Star Rating
August 7, 2014