Blu-Ray Region A Americas (North, Central and South except French Guiana), Korea, Japan, South East Asia (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan)
Codefree Blu-ray-player required in Europe
Director: Iwai Shunji
Cast: Kuroki Haru, Cocco, Ayano Go, Mariya Tomoko, Wada Soko Soko
Running time: 180 min
Released: 2016 [Japan]
Subtitles (removable): English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Features: 1080p High Definition Widescreen,
Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital EX,
Director’s Cut, Interview
Distributor: Panorama [Hong Kong] 2016
Over the past decade, Iwai Shunji has departed from his original style to expand his repertoire to documentaries, animation and English-language efforts. The auteur finally returns to the filmmaking style and themes that first made him famous in the long-awaited A Bride for Rip Van Winkle. Starring award-winning actress Kuroki Haru (The Little House), Ayano Go (Shinjuku Swan) and singer Cocco (Kotoko), Iwai's first Japanese live-action narrative feature in 12 years is adapted from his own novel about a lonely young woman who is shaken awake from her placid life and thrown into a journey guided by her yearning to make a connection.
Timid part-time teacher Nanami (Kuroki Haru) has little going on for her in life besides spending too much time on her favorite online network. Through social media, she meets Tetsuya (Jibiki Go), and the two begin dating and quickly get engaged. Uneasy about her lack of guests to invite to the wedding, Nanami seeks the help of online fixer Amuro (Ayano Go) to hire extras to pose as relatives. Soon after the wedding, she begins to suspect that her husband is having an affair, but her mother-in-law accuses her first of cheating. Her marriage broken, Nanami suddenly finds herself without a husband or a job, but Amuro is again on hand to arrange odd jobs for her. Nanami eventually takes up a job as a live-in maid at a strange unoccupied mansion where she develops a close bond with fellow housekeeper Mashiro (Cocco).