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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

Electronic music pioneer 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.

The documentary is an intimate portrait of both the artist and the man.

A New York Times Critic’s Pick

"Simply by lingering with his pensive, compelling subject at the keyboard, or engaging Sakamoto (discreetly) in his thoughts on his life and his music, Schible casts a spell and captures the spirit of a uniquely gifted composer."

Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

"Sakamoto is fascinating to watch. He's a charming, lively presence, and it's always a pleasure to watch his expressions of delight and surprise at the new sounds he's discovering, his own or nature's."

Jonathan Romney, Film Comment Magazine

"The intimate documentary...finds the accomplished composer in a deeply introspective place in both his life and career."

Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times

"By the end of this documentary, you will feel as if you not only understand Mr. Sakamoto intellectually, but also share a sense of the excitement he feels when discovering just the right match of sounds."

Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times