The film begins with 37-year-old Toru Watanabe on a plane bound for Germany. He listens to the Beatles song “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)” and begins to think about his youth.
Back in high school, Toru (Kenichi Matsuyama) was best friends with Kizuki, who was dating Naoko (Rinko Kikuchi). After Kizuki suddenly commits suicide, Toru tries to escape his feelings of loss by going to a Tokyo university. However, while in Tokyo he’s reunited with Naoko.
“Norwegian Wood” will be released in Japan on December 11, 2010.