Norwegian Wood, currently playing at the Music Box Theatre, is the first adaptation of a Haruki Murakami novel to receive a U.S. release (it’s also the first Murakami adaptation to screen stateside since Tony Takitani in 2005). The movie represents a great risk for writer-director Tran Anh Hung. Condensing a 300-page novel to feature length is challenging enough, but when the novel in question is one of the most beloved in recent literature, a filmmaker has to worry about disappointing millions of fans. Last week I called Tran at his Paris apartment to ask him about these challenges, meeting Murakami, and working with Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood. [Please note that this interview contains spoilers.]