The film follows a young aspiring art university student, who falls in love with the older sister of his girlfriend. The heartrending longing and the true love that the three characters pursue, is pure, but almost painful. Is the person who stands next to you, is the person that gives you true comfort and love? Can you say that you love him/her from the bottom of your heart? Edit Translation
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I liked the story. While the movie plays with the 'pure love' concept, its outtake on the whole thing is quite different. It's about a young art student who has a girlfriend. One day out of the blue he meets an attractive girl on the subway train and becomes fascinated with her. He seeks artistic inspiration from her and starts drawing her images. The next time he meets her he finds out she is the older sister of his girlfriend (Ouch!). In spite of that, he can't help but fall for her. Then the rest of the movie focuses on events that bring these two people together.
I think this movie makes you question a lot of things. As stated in the synopsis it makes you question- 'Is the person who stands next to you, is the person that gives you true comfort and love? Can you say that you love him/her from the bottom of your heart?'. In the end, you will have a very interesting answer. What I loved about this movie was how you can interpret it in so many ways. The behaviour of the characters can be perceived in a different way by every one who watches it. It raises the whole question of whether love can be used as an excuse to please your own self in spite of the fact that you are hurting someone else during the process?
I had a love-hate relationship with Ayuta's character and his actions. While the movie is slow without much action, it is shown in a melancholic way and has some tragedy attached to it. I loved the way it was shot- with nice locations and a steady camera. I've seen enough tragic movies and over here it plays out very abruptly which sort of makes the ending unsatisfactory.
It was made poorly otherwise it could have been so much better.