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Tran rises to Murakami challenge

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Adapting a best-selling novel like Norwegian Wood for the cinema can be a tough task for any director, but try making the film in a language you can’t speak.

That’s the challenge Vietnamese- French film-maker Tran Anh Hung faced in bringing the Haruki Murakami story of love and loss to the screen.

“Murakami was very open and said I could adapt it in any language I wanted and in any place in the world,” Tran said in an interview ahead of the film’s Dec 11 release in Japan.

“But I said I wanted to film Japanese faces, because what attracted me to the novel is that it’s Japanese,” he said.

Read the full interview here >>

via asiaone news

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