Just imagine to walk around London, climbing underground stairs and meeting all sorts of human crowd with this music in your ears... This is an album that you will never forget. As the film, its flavour enters your mind and your heart, leaving you with a melancholic sense of lost loves and lost things and willing to listen to it again and again. It does not matter if the film and part of the music actually suggest an Asian scenario. The sound of the viola of Yumeji's theme and the contrast provided by the warm voice of Nat King Cole are great enough to suit universal environments. It is not just the beauty of the music: it is the way it matches every step on your way (if you are walking around, as Yumeji) and every shadow in your room (if you are sitting alone in the dark, smoking a cigarette, as her lover)that make you never forget that rythm and that melody.
For those who have experienced what it means to leave for ever the room of the person you have loved without having said you have loved him/her.