NORWEGIAN WOOD


Just got back from Norwegian Wood, a Japanese film about a young man whose best friend commits suicide and then becomes involved with the friend’s girlfriend, who has emotional problems. At first the staid, understated, Ozu like approach to the subject matter was quite interesting and its often beautiful to look like. But then it becomes tedious what with an odd approach to the sexual dysfunctions of the characters and what is probably an error on the part of the screenplay in which they wait to long to let the audience know what is wrong with the girlfriend.

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