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'Drive My Car' wins Oscar for best international film

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I watched engrossed through the entire film. Masterpiece.

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I had no idea who won any of the other awards besides best actor. All the attention has gone to covering Will Smith's embarrassing behavior. Congrats to Ryusuke Hamaguchi though. I will definitely be watching one of his movies before I ever watch "King Richard".

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My son and I watched it in a theater and we enjoyed it. The adapted screenplay certainly deserved the nomination. I was disappointed that Park Yurim did not get nominated for best supporting actress. Her final scene is memorably heart-wrenchingly beautiful. I guess that her onscreen time fell under a minimum.

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@Martimurano

I think you are misunderstanding Hollywood and the Oscars. A international film that have the country or world has not seen is not a celebrated high light of the evening. It wasn't until recently the academy even showed the presentation at all. Most often it was present during a commercial break and not seen by most viewers. The academy makes sure the actors/director and producers who films are breaking the box office in terms of bringing in big receipts are shown. Please don't get it twist there wasn't amateurish treatment from stage direction its just that when you are the top of the food chain you get more attention when you are at the bottom you get an honorable mention such as this case.

Disappointing to see such amateurish treatment from the stage-direction team shuffling the unfortunate Hamaguchi off-stage before he'd had a chance to offer his tributes to all and sundry - maybe he had to make way for the main-event, the heavyweight fight which ensued.

Anyway, hope he finds time to get himself a new pair of socks......

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Disappointing to see such amateurish treatment from the stage-direction team shuffling the unfortunate Hamaguchi off-stage before he'd had a chance to offer his tributes to all and sundry - maybe he had to make way for the main-event, the heavyweight fight which ensued.

Anyway, hope he finds time to get himself a new pair of socks......

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" orientalism, made for japan by western" ?

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I tried twice to watch it.

could not get through it. Especially the scenes of the play rehearsal. Surely no play rehearsal in real life would ever be so mechanical and rigid.

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They were definitely crappy about interrupting his speech. Congrats to him and the cast. I kind of realized he wasn't getting best picture when he got this, though. Parasite did it, true, but that's kind of the exception to the norm.

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Amazing he won. I thought the film was mildly entertaining at best.

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I’ve watched Drive My Car. I don’t know but I didn’t really get it. The three hours went by pretty quickly but I found it rather underwhelming personally. I loved other Japanese nominated movies like Departures and Shoplifters much more

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Did anyone actually see Drive My Car in its entirety yet?

Is it worth it?

I was about to watch it, but then saw it had a 3 hour running time.

I’m still debating on whether or not I want to invest that kind of time into it.

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Well done Hamaguchi-san. Looking forward to watching Drive my Car when its on my stream. Nice to see quality Japanese (and Korean) movies get recognition.

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Congratulations! to Director Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Writer Haruki Murakami on their Oscar win for Drive My Car.

or,

should we say, “*Congratulations! Japan on your Oscar win*”

as that is how the J news will be presenting the story for the next months.

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