19 April 2024

Ryusuke Hamaguchi‘s Drive My Car ‘Driving Home’ This July

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Academy Award®-winning and critically acclaimed Drive My Car will be available to own on Blu-ray and DVD from July.

Boutique distributor/streaming service MUBI and Modern Films gave this film a cinematic release in the UK. Now it’s time to own the award winning Japanese drama, one of love, loss, acceptance, and peace. Based on the Haruki Murakami‘s short story of the same name, about a stage actor/director Yusuke who wife suddenly passes away. Unable to cope with his wife’s death he finds a connection in the shape of his chauffer.

Drive My Car is a masterful, moving and multi award-winning film from Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy), based on the short story of the same name by international bestselling author Haruki Murakami.

Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima), a stage actor and director, is happily married to Oto (Reika Kirishima), a screenwriter. However, when Oto suddenly passes away, she leaves behind a secret. Two years later, Kafuku, still unable to fully cope with the loss of his wife, receives an offer to direct a play at a theatre festival in Hiroshima. There, he meets Misaki (Toko Miura), a reserved young woman assigned to be his chauffeur. As they spend time together, Kafuku confronts the mystery of his wife that quietly haunts him.

Drive My Car Extras:

BAFTA Q&A with director Ruysuke Hamaguchi
Down the Road: The Making of “Drive My Car”
Exclusive 20-page booklet, including the film’s road trip map of Japan

The film stars Hidetoshi Nishijima, Toko Miura, Masaki Okada, Reika Kirishima, Park Yurim, and Jin Daeyeon.

Drive My Car will be released on DVD and Blu-ray from 18th July.

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