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Thought Provoking. Flawed. Compelling.,
This review is from: Like Someone in Love (Blu-ray)
This film is stars the exquisitely beautiful Rin Takanashi as a part time prostitute / escort who works to fund her studies - I think she was from a rural area having moved to the big mega city of Tokyo.
This is not so much a story film as a melancholy snapshot of a night and day involving a few characters: the prostitute; her pimp; her grandmother - who sadly she can't meet due to work commitments; her aggressive blue collar boyfriend; and her elderly client. The film does end very suddenly as others have written - and viewers will love or hate this. I would have had a more involved conclusion to the film but I'll say no more on this.
I'm not sure who the film title refers to - it could be that Takanashi's character would act like someone in love when she is working; it could be her boyfriend who professes love for her but seems to treat her not well; or it could be the elderly client who seems to want company more than an intimate acts (even though this is about a Tokyo sex worker I don't recall any nudity in this film at all).
The scene where she is being driven in car through the night to the client seems to stick in my mind a lot.
Overall, this is a good film and I would recommend it - but don't watch if you are depressed....