Filmfest 2018

German Age Rating

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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.

tags: Work, Documentary, Art, Music, Current Affairs

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.