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Remembering Ryuichi Sakamoto: Gohatto (1999)

Remembering Ryuichi Sakamoto: Gohatto (1999)

During ADE Eye Filmmuseum will be screening the mysterious cult film Gohatto (1999) by Japanese director Nagisa Oshima. In memoriam Ryuichi Sakamoto (1952 - 2023), who wrote the beautiful film score.

The screening will be preceded by a musical ode to Sakamoto by Helena Basilova on piano.


About Gohatto:

When the young samurai Kano is admitted to an elite group, his good looks immediately set his fellow warriors on fire. Ryuichi Sakamoto, who debuted as film composer and actor in Oshima’s Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983) wrote the music for this mysterious masterpiece.


There are a few interesting similarities to be noted between Gohatto and Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence (1983), Nagisa Oshima’s better known film for which Sakamoto also provided the score. Both films deal with the attraction between males in unlikely environments. In Merry Christmas... it is a POW camp, in Gohatto a hierarchical group of elite samurai, where the arrival of a stunning young samurai warrior creates tension and causes passions to run deep.


The perceptible development of Sakamoto’s film music is also interesting because of the similarities between these two films. Gohatto’s score is significantly more abstract, with Sakamoto occasionally introducing more soundscapes and also punctuating the score with the glitchy electronics that characterize some of his later solo albums.

This event is free to attend for ADE Pro Pass holders. Limited number of seats available. The venue reserves the free seats up to 15 minutes before the start of the program. Make sure you claim your ticket on time at the frontdesk of EYE.


Eye Filmmuseum

Eye is sometimes called ‘the cinematic memory of the Netherlands’. And in all modesty, that title is no exaggeration.

On the North bank of the river IJ, you can find the film museum Eye. You can go to the movies and much more. Visit exhibitions about filmmakers and light and video artists, browse through the huge film collection and do a film quiz or pop down in the restaurant with breathtaking views over the IJ.

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Eye is sometimes called ‘the cinematic memory of the Netherlands’. And in all modesty, that title is no exaggeration.

On the North bank of the river IJ, you can find the film museum Eye. You can go to the movies and much more. Visit exhibitions about filmmakers and light and video artists, browse through the huge film collection and do a film quiz or pop down in the restaurant with breathtaking views over the IJ.

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