The Strangest Stranger

A Jewish man in Tokyo named Joni Waka, who uses to call himself "Johnnie Walker", is the model of a character in Haruki Murakami's novel Kafka on the Shore. Joni Waka also claims that he is the only Jew left in Japan descending from the old Jewish families in the country. Confronted with a social pressure, he seems to ignore dominating norms and moral, and at the same time using his outside position, as a henna gaijin (the "strangest stranger") as a space of freedom to stage his life and create an everyday comedy.

Running Time
1 hours 13 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Documentary, Biography
Magnus Bärtås
Magnus Bärtås
Sweden, Japan
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «The Strangest Stranger» (15)

Doris O. avatar
Doris O.

You know... sometimes when you watch a film... in the first few minutes, it is clear that the film is going to be special.

Frances R. avatar
Frances R.

I have to say it is the best movie ever. The directors made no mistakes. It is just perfect!

Kathy Newman avatar
Kathy Newman

Very moving, very touching. For that alone, it deserves unalloyed plaudits.

Tiffany Thomas avatar
Tiffany Thomas

I went to see this film last night and was immersed in it from the very first minutes

Bryan B. avatar
Bryan B.

Great movie. Both and my husband enjoyed it.

Thomas avatar

The supporting cast are excellent! A very enjoyable film.

Bruce S. avatar
Bruce S.

Its a brilliant film, something suitable for all the family! Definitely a film for everyone, one of the BEST MOVIES EVER!

Hannah W. avatar
Hannah W.

I forgot I was watching a movie..

Lori avatar

Can't wait to see another one.

Teresa Hanson avatar
Teresa Hanson

I was extremely excited to see this movie, because I am starting to get into Magnus Bärtås.

Louis B. avatar
Louis B.

Great movie! Cinematography was excellent and scenes were superb.