ASAKO I & II [Blu-ray]
A mysterious and intoxicating pop romance, Ryūsuke Hamaguchi’s follow-up to the acclaimed Happy Hour begins with Asako, a young woman who meets and falls madly in love with a drifter, Baku, who one day drifts right out of her life. Two years later, working in Tokyo, Asako sees Baku again — or, rather, a young, solid businessman named Ryohei who bears a striking resemblance to her old flame. They begin building a happy life together until traces of Asako’s past start to resurface.
• Exclusive interview with Ryūsuke Hamaguchi at the 56th New York Film Festival (27 minutes)
• Like Nothing Happened (2003, 43 minutes), a short film by Ryūsuke Hamaguchi
• Theatrical Trailer