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Asako I & II (2018)

Asako I & II (2018)

Released: 2018
Genre: drama, Movie, romance
Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
Starring: Sairi Itô, Erika Karata, Masahiro Higashide,,
Run time: 119 min
IMDb: 6.6/10
Country: Japan


Asako is a 21-year-old woman, living in Osaka. She falls in love with Baku who has a free spirit. One day, Baku suddenly disappears. Two years later, Asako now lives in Tokyo and she meets Ryohei. 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.
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User Reviews: Sleeping or Waking was an odd movie.

The story was good and the romance was really intense. I liked how they presented the relationship and its course. The two had great chemistry and that helped a lot with the progress of the drama. However, the ending twist was really not good. It felt out of the blue and kind of unexpected. Also, it annoyed me how the character did what she did and they didn’t explained it properly.

So, six and a half out of ten for sleeping or waking, because of the wierd ending and the not so great twist about the character who went missing.