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Drive My Car

2h 59m Drama, Subtitled, Audio Described, Captioned 2021

Two years after his wife’s unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima), a renowned stage actor and director, receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya at a theatre festival in Hiroshima. There, he meets Misaki Watari (Toko Miura), a taciturn young woman assigned by the festival to chauffeur him in his beloved red Saab 900. As the production’s premiere approaches, tensions mount amongst the cast and crew, not least between Yusuke and Koji Takatsuki, a handsome TV star who shares an unwelcome connection to Yusuke’s late wife. Forced to confront painful truths raised from his past, Yusuke begins, with the help of his driver, to face the haunting mysteries his wife left behind.

Adapted from Haruki Murakami’s short story, Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car is a haunting road movie travelling a path of love, loss, acceptance, and peace. Winner of three prizes at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, including Best Screenplay.

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Please note: English subtitles must be manually turned on when the film begins. To watch the film with Audio Description, you will find the Audio-Described version listed as bonus content below.


Japanese, Korean, English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog, Indonesian, German, Malaysian



Closed Captions [CC]




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Drive My Car - Audio Description

2h 59m

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