MUMBAI: Vietnamese-French director Tran Anh Hung, who directed the upcoming film
Norwegian Wood based on a book by author Haruki Murakami, has said that
it took him four years to win the Japanese author's approval to adapt his novel.
said that Murakami was initially protective of the love story that has sold more
than 10 million copies in Japan and 2.6 million abroad in 36 languages.
film set in Tokyo in the late '60s is about a university student who is torn between
two women, the girlfriend of his best friend who committed suicide and a self-confident
and independent woman.
The film is scheduled to open in Japan and 36 other
countries in December.