1hr 43mins

A stunning, stripped-back concert film of one man and his piano, this unmissable cinematic swansong of the late, great Ryuichi Sakamoto showcases the Academy Award-winning composer as one of the greatest musical talents to grace the silver screen.

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Neo Sora
Concert Film/Event Cinema
no material likely to offend or harm

On 28 March, 2023, legendary composer Ryuichi Sakamoto passed away after struggling against cancer. In the years leading up to his death, Sakamoto could no longer perform live. Despite this, in late 2022, he mustered all his energy to leave the world with one final performance: a concert film, featuring just him and his piano.

Curated by Sakamoto himself and presented in his chosen order, the twenty pieces performed in the film wordlessly narrate his life through his music.

The selection spans his entire career, from his popstar Yellow Magic Orchestra period to his magnificent Bertolucci film scores, to music from his meditative final album, 12.

Intimately filmed in a space he knew well, surrounded by his most trusted collaborators, Sakamoto bares his soul through his music, knowing this may be the last time that he can present his art.

A celebration of an artist’s life in the purest sense, Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus is the definitive swan song of the beloved maestro.