Asako I & II

Hamaguchi Ryusuke’s film takes a staple of romance stories and makes it literal: here the sexy, wild man and the handsome, stable one are actual doubles. Asako (Karata Erika) gets with the first of them (both played by Higashide Masahiro) in a hot, fast encounter and winds up falling hard for him, but one day he disappears. Years later, she meets his double, and they wind up in a solid relationship. Asako has found happiness… or has she? "[S]weet, soulful and achingly sad."—Sight & Sound

Director: Hamaguchi Ryusuke
Cast: Higashide Masahiro, Karata Erika

Runtime: 120 mins


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