this managed to be like creepy stylish noir and also like v real about sex work/emotions in a way that I had heard it was but like still found really moving, holy shit this was like really good!!
I don't even remember the list I saw it on which doesn't matter, it was one of the most satisfying hunts for a movie everyone seems to have talked about despite it being impossible to see.
The way she drifts through the different lives and sort of takes advantage even as she comes to like care or protect them in various ways, the way it felt like a story about being young and also old in Japan that was seemingly about a few lives but also about everyone's. It deserves to be more than a secret gem only a few people get to see.