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Asako I & II

 

 

Original title:
Netemo sametemo
Slovenian title:
Asako I & II
Section:
PANORAMA

Country, year:
Japan, France, 2018
Length:
118

Directed by:
Ryusuke Hamaguchi

Screenplay:
Sachiko Tanaka, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Tomoka Shibasaki
Cinematography:
Yasuyuki Sasaki
Music:
Tofubeats
Subtitles:
Slovenian
Language:
Japanese
Voting code:
/
Cast:
Masahiro Higashide (Baku/Rjohei), Erika Karata (Asako), Sairi Ito (Harujo), Koji Nakamoto (Hirakava), Koji Seto (Kušihaši), Misako Tanaka (Eiko), Daichi Vatanabe (Okazaki), Rio Jamashita (Maja)
Awards:
Cannes 2018


DateHourLocation 
Sun, 11.11.2018 16:30 Kinodvor Cinema
Thu, 15.11.2018 14:30 Linhart Hall
Sat, 17.11.2018 21:15 Kosovel Hall

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Description:
A screen adaptation of a novel by Tomoka Shibasaki about lost and rediscovered love, Asako I & II explores the magic and ongoing trials of a perfect romantic relationship.

College student Asako locks eyes with the dashing Baku at a photography exhibit. Moments later, they're a happy couple, seemingly incapable of conflict. Asako's friends doubt the sincerity of such ideal love, and their suspicions are confirmed when Baku suddenly abandons Asako. Two years later in Tokyo, Asako thinks she spots Baku. But it's actually Ryohei, Baku's doppelganger. Asako starts dating the guy, but doesn't tell him about the physical similarities to an old flame. As Asako builds her life with Ryohei, it's unclear if she actually cares for the new guy or uses him as a placeholder.

"I personally don't know any other love novel than Netemo Sametemo that was so truly compelling in describing how falling in love is a mystic force akin to magic or else a curse. /.../ If two people mutually "respect their own feelings", their being together does not simply bring joy, it bears at the same time the violence that can destroy them both. The fact that the original book deals straight on with this complexity of love relationships makes it a wonderful love novel, and is the reason why I intensely desired to adapt it as a film." (Ryusuke Hamaguchi)
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