For a school assignment, I need to write an essay comparing the novel Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami to a film with a similar theme.
Over the course of the novel, the main character is torn with sadness, feeling responsible for his love of a girl which is now in a mental hospital, the suicide of an old friend, and the uncomfortability of growing into adulthood. The novel focuses mainly on its characters' thoughts and feelings due to past events (usually ones of sadness, a lust for another's warmth, or loneliness) rather than the events themselves.
In fact, almost all of the characters in the novel have some sort of life event which causes them to be haunted with sorrow for many years (for example, the suicide of a loved one), and each of them handle this emotion differently, either isolating themselves, ignoring them, or trying to face them. This is the theme I want to use as the point of comparison in my essay, how people handle their sadness, but I can't seem to find a corresponding film.
I've never really been into watching too many movies, I've been spending hours looking for a corresponding movie (that's not the official live action film) with no avail.
Is there any movie concentrating on the described themes?