- Movie: Asako I & II (English title) / Sleeping or Waking (literal title)
- Romaji: Netemo Sametemo
- Japanese: 寝ても覚めても
- Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi
- Writer: Tomoka Shibasaki (novel), Sachiko Tanaka, Ryusuke Hamaguchi
- Producer: Yuji Sadai, Akihisa Yamamoto, Yasuhiko Hattori
- Cinematographer: Yasuyuki Sasaki
- Assistant Director: Yu Koreyasu
- World Premiere: May 14, 2018 (Cannes Film Festival)
- Release Date: September 1, 2018
- Runtime: 119 min.
- Distributor: Bitters End
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©
2 years later, Asako now lives in Tokyo and she meets meets Ryohei (Masahiro Higashide). 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, but …
- Based on novel “Netemo Sametemo” by Tomoka Shibasaki (published September, 2010 by Kawade Shobo Shinsha Publishers inc.).
- “Asako I & II” screened at the 71st Cannes Film Festival in the “In Competition” section.
- Movie’s theme song is “River” by Tofubeats.
|Masahiro Higashide||Masahiro Higashide||Erika Karata||Koji Seto||Rio Yamashita|
|Sairi Itoh||Daichi Watanabe||Koji Nakamoto||Misako Tanaka|
Additional Cast Members:
- Takeshi Onishi
- Ariei Umefune
- Nao Okabe
- Atsushi Kaneshige
- Takao Kin
- Maki Nishiyama
- Atsushi Honma
- Tatsuo Kobayashi
- Ryotaro Yonemura
- Fusako Urabe
- Erika Osanai – employee