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- Movie: Asako I & II (English title) / Sleeping or Waking (literal title)
- Romaji: Netemo Sametemo
- Japanese: 寝ても覚めても
- Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi
- Writer: Tomoka Shibasaki (novel), Sachiko Tanaka, Ryusuke Hamaguchi
- Cinematographer: Yasuyuki Sasaki
- World Premiere: May 14, 2018 (Cannes Film Festival)
- Release Date: September 1, 2018
- Runtime: 119 min.
- Distributor: Bitters End
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©
Asako (Erika Karata) is 21-year-old woman, living in Osaka. She falls in love with Baku (Masahiro Higashide) who has a free spirit. One day, Baku suddenly disappears.
2 years later, Asako now lives in Tokyo and she meets meets Ryohei (Masahiro Higashide). He looks just like her ex-boyfriend Baku, but he has a completely different personality. Ryohei is a salaryman, with a sincere personality. Asako falls in love with Ryohei, but ...
- Based on the novel "Netemo Sametemo" by Tomoka Shibasaki (published September, 2010 by Kawade Shobo Shinsha Publishers inc.).
- "Asako I & II" screened at the 71st Cannes Film Festival in the "In Competition" section.
- Movie's theme song is "River" by Tofubeats.
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