Lost Girls and Love Hotels
Lost Girls & Love Hotels
Searching for escape in Tokyo's back alleys, a haunted English teacher explores love and lust with a dashing Yakuza, as their tumultuous affair takes her on a journey through the city's dive bars and three-hour love hotels.
Carice van Houten
Peter Mark Kendall
From now on she is an English teacher. During the day, Margaret is an exemplary teacher, and at night an unexpected side wakes up in her. In the deep evenings, the heroine seeks adventure for herself, visiting numerous clubs, restaurants and entertainment establishments. Sometimes she completely forgets about her own safety, but soon everything will change. It all starts with the disappearance of a girl very similar to Margaret. Meanwhile, she had a rather stormy romance with a gangster. The stranger is quite attractive, charming and mysterious. A certain charm and danger emanates from him. He pulls her into the world of forbidden desires and enchanting temptations.
Margaret finds herself in the glittering labyrinth of Tokyo by night and as a respected english teacher of a Japanese flight attendant academy by day. With little life direction, Margaret searches for meaning with fellow ex-pats in a Japanese dive bar, drinking to remember to forget and losing herself in love hotel encounters with men who satisfy a fleeting craving. When Margaret crosses paths with a dashing Yakuza, Kazu, she falls in love with him despite the danger and tradition that hinders their chances of being together. We follow Margaret through the dark and light of love and what it means to find oneself abroad with a youthful abandon.
Creators: Catherine Hanrahan
Director: William Olsson
Star Cast: Alexandra Daddario, Andrew Rothney, Asuka Kurosawa, Eri Ishida, Haruka Imô, Kate Easton, Mariko Tsutsui, Niclas Ericsson, Takehiro Hira, Yasunari Takeshima,
Producer (s): Andrew Pfeffer, Lauren Mann, Lawrence Inglee,
Cinematographer: Kenji Katori
Music: Ola Fløttum
Production House: Blackbird, Wandering Trail Pictures
Original network / Official Sites: GEM Entertainment, Astrakan Film AB, Front Row Filmed Entertainment
Release Year: 4 September 2020 (USA)
Runtime: 97 min
Genres: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Language: English, Japanese