Play It Cool

Play It Cool ★★★★

Objectively It's not a 4 stars movie, but the subtle sadness that envelops it from the very first shot to the last (plus the beautiful and melancholic music), makes it for me a special film. I hate and despise the Japanese hostess/host "culture".
a few more words: far from being a perfect pic, still the film has for me a very neat meaning, the hostess world portrayed is a visual synecdoche of Japan as a whole, the (female) protagonist's life is used, exploited & destroyed by a sexist society that doesn't even try to conceal itself.