Drive My Car movie poster.jpegDrive My Car (Japanese: ドライブ・マイ・カー, Hepburn: Doraibu mai kā) is a Japanese drama co-written and directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi. It is primarily based on Haruki Murakami’s short story of the same name from his 2014 collection Men Without Women while taking inspiration from other stories in it. The film follows Yūsuke Kafuku as he directs a multilingual production of Uncle Vanya in Hiroshima and grapples with the death of his wife, Oto. This is a very deep movie.  I thought the movie was too long (three hours) but a decent story.

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Actor and theater director Yūsuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima) is married to Oto (Reika Kirishima), a screenwriter. Oto conceives her stories during sex and narrates them to her husband, Yūsuke. After watching her husband in a performance of Waiting for Godot, Oto introduces Yūsuke to her frequent collaborator, the young actor Kōji Takatsuki (Masaki Okada)

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