I'm not sure if this is the correct place for this, but I'm looking for identification of a song I heard in a movie.

In Jiro Dreams of Sushi there is a scene about 23 minutes when he's on the train and a piece of music is played in the background. I've managed to extract and isolate the audio, which can be found here. The main violin melody starts about 30 seconds into the clip.

The piece sounds extremely familiar so I'm wondering:

1) what the name of the piece is

2) what other modern movies have used the same piece of music?

1 Answer 1


This song is This Bitter Earth/On The Nature Of Daylight by Dinah Washington & Max Richter and comes notably from the movies:

  • Shutter Island (2010)
  • The french movie called La French (2014) translated The Connection in some countries.

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