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Ryuichi Sakamoto, Opus

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Directed by Neo Sora
Starring Ryuichi Sakamoto

A celebration of an artist’s life in the purest sense, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Opus is the definitive swan song of the beloved maestro (1952-2023).

Curated by Sakamoto himself and presented in his chosen order, the twenty pieces performed in the film wordlessly narrate his life through his music. The selection spans his entire career, from his popstar Yellow Magic Orchestra period to his magnificent Bertolucci film scores to music from his meditative final album, 12.

Intimately filmed in a space he knew well, surrounded by his most trusted collaborators and directed by his son, Sakamoto bares his soul through his music, knowing this may be the last time he can present his art.

Approx 103 minutes

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Japanese with English Subtitles


Sakamoto says goodbye in a way that only he can, conjuring emotions we don’t yet have names for” – Indiewire.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “A stark, emotional finale from master musician.” – The Guardian.

Music sounds the way it does because of Ryuichi Sakamoto” – GQ Magazine.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “A gorgeous, moving document of a supreme artist.” – Little White Lies.