RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA
Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto played synth-pop as part of the Yellow Magic Orchestra, wrote the score to Bertolucci's THE LAST EMPEROR, contracted cancer in 2014 — and released his last album (to date) in 2017. This documentary shines a spotlight on how the electro pioneer works, portraying him as an activist, workaholic, and sensitive listener, who often finds the most beautiful sounds in his natural surroundings.
With: Ryuichi Sakamoto
Director of Photography: Tom Richmond, Neo Sora
Film Editor: Hisayo Kushida
Sound: Tom Paul
Producer: Eric Nyari, Yoshiko Hashimoto
Production Company: Cineric, Inc.
Co-Production Company: Borderland Media, Documentary Japan, Inc
World Sales: Doc and Film International
Distributor: Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH
Director: Stephen Nomura Schible
Stephen Nomura Schible grew up in Tokyo and studied film at New York University. He was co-producer of the Oscar-winning culture clash drama LOST IN TRANSLATION (2003). In 2004, he directed the documentary ERIC CLAPTON: SESSIONS FOR ROBERT J., a homage by the world-famous guitarist to blues legend Robert Johnson.