Description: Two years after his wife’s unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima), a renowned stage actor and director, receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya at a theater festival in Hiroshima. There, he meets Misaki Watari (Toko Miura), a taciturn young woman assigned by the festival to chauffeur him in his beloved red Saab 900. As the production’s premiere approaches, tensions mount amongst the cast and crew, not least between Yusuke and Koji Takatsuki, a handsome TV star who shares an unwelcome connection to Yusuke’s late wife. Forced to confront painful truths raised from his past, Yusuke begins - with the help of his driver – to face the haunting mysteries his wife left behind. Adapted from Haruki Murakami’s short story. [Janus Films]


Production Company Bitters End, Bungeishunju, C&I Entertainment, Culture Entertainment, Drive My Car Production Committee, Japan Arts Council, Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs, L'espace Vision, Nekojarashi, Nippon Shuppan Hanbai (Nippan) K.K., Quaras, The Asahi Shimbun Company
Release Date Nov 24, 2021
Duration 2 h 59 m
Rating Unrated
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