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Asako I & II (2018)Asako I & II (2018)

Asako I & II (2018)

A quietly surreal meditation on love and the people it transforms us into

Drama, Romance

best
THE VERY BEST

8.0

movie

Japan

English, Japanese

Dramatic, Emotional, Romantic

2018

Ryusuke Hamaguchi

Atsushi Kaneshige, Daichi Watanabe, Erika Karata

119 min

Synopsis

College student Asako falls in love at first sight with Baku after meeting at a photography exhibit. Romance sparks between the two but doesn't last long when Baku suddenly disappears from her life. Two years later, she spots a man that bears a striking resemblance to him. Even though it is only his physical similarities to Baku that attracted her to him, she doesn't say so and starts dating the soft-spoken young man called Ryohei.

Our Take

8.0
Renee Cuisia

Asako is in love with Baku—deeply and almost delusionally, in a way that can only manifest in young love. But when the freewheeling Baku ghosts Asako for good, she moves from Osaka all the way to Tokyo to start a new life. Years later, she’s startled to meet Baku’s doppelganger in Ryohei, an office man whose solid dependability and lack of artfulness, while endearing, could not place him any further from Baku. Confused and lonely, Asako tiptoes around her feelings for Ryohei and, in the process, raises thought-provoking questions about the meaning, ethics, and true purpose of love.

 

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