Ryuichi Sakamoto: Opus

A celebration of an artist's life in the purest sense, RYUICI SAKAMOTO: OPUS is the definitive swan song of one of the world's greatest musicians.


In late 2022, as a parting gift, Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Last Emperor, The Revenant) mustered all of his energy to leave the world with one final performance: a concert film featuring just him and his piano. Curated and sequenced by Sakamoto himself, the twenty pieces featured in the film wordlessly narrate his life through his wide-ranging oeuvre. The selection spans his entire career, from his pop-star period with Yellow Magic Orchestra and his magnificent scores for filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci to his meditative final album, 12.


Intimately filmed in a space he knew well and surrounded by his most trusted collaborators, including director Neo Sora, his son, Sakamoto bares his soul through his exquisitely haunting melodies, knowing this was the last time he would be able to present his art.

Rating E
Genre Documentary
Running Time 103
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