Synopsis by Augustine Chay
Director William Olsson’s psychological thriller is an adaptation of Catherine Hanrahan’s 2006 novel of the same name. Starring Alexandra Daddario, Carice van Houten, and Takehiro Hira, it follows an English teacher (at a Japanese flight attendant academy) as she indulges in Tokyo’s labyrinthine nightlife offerings in an attempt to escape her painful past. A love affair with a dashing member of the Yakuza leads to a new direction in life.
gangster, hotel, Japanese [nationality], love, teacher