Terako is in the midst of an affair with a married man named Iwanaga as his wife lays in a coma. Terako’s best friend Shiori earns a living as a “soineya”—someone who sells the act of sleeping in the same bed with people. When Shiori commits suicide, Terako is devastated and begins spending more and more time sleeping as she becomes overwhelmed with loneliness.
Cast & Credits
Having read the book a long time ago, I don't remember much but 'Asleep' surely was the story that left the biggest impression in me of 3 stories. And this movie imo kinda got it right. It did a good job capturing the loneliness and the frustration of Terako. The cast was perfect, even better than my imagination when I read it. Another amazing performance from Sakura Ando of course. So glad that it was adapted and it was a right decision of mine to give it a try.