If you have nothing to do and personality problems that hinder you’re finding stuff to do, you could read this or these depending on your point of view. Let’s look at an ex-Japanese prostitute and an emerging Korean gangster – Go Netflix, go.
The ex-sex worker Chihiro shows up at a small Japanese Bento stand in a small seaside Japanese town. We know where that’s going. She begins to interact with the town populace and stand by Richard Gere. We know where this is going, but it don’t; go there. Really it don’t. Call me Chihiro meanders from one lovely scene, an almost complete small film on its own, scene to another and builds a portrait of people in everyday life; you know when it will zig then zag, but it never does as writer/director Rikiya Imaizumi lets it be. It takes a lot of guts to do that. Kasumi Arimura, as Chihiro, holds it together as the centerpiece. Still, as the movie wanders along, you’ll see that everyone becomes a centerpiece, like the character “old man” who never speaks. Anyway, it’s not for everyone, nothing happens, or does it, if you watch, mysteries will be revealed about…., you figure it out.
Call Me Chihiro is based on a manga, graphic novel, published in 2017 called Chihirosan.
So, Brian, what else? Well, how about a frustrated, almost college professor finds some money in a car and a couple of bodies – so instead of leaving the gun and taking the cannolis, he takes the money and the bodies. The bodies wind up under his lawn, and the money, well, there’s the rub, winds up in his garage while he decides what to do with it. Well, somehow, the bad guys, whose money it be, a conflicted bunch if there ever was one, a conflicted bunch of gangsters, looking for said money, are on the hunt for it. They think it’s the marijuana grower next door; then somehow they start to believe it’s the almost professor who needs the money to help save his son, his fractured and bitter wife, his angst-ridden daughter, and his finances (look to son). Anyway, a melancholy detective with her issues starts piecing things together as she tracks the almost professor” serpentine travels in which he meets an orphaned gangster, cartel leaders, underground massage parlors/nightclubs, and a whole bunch of other stuff, but wait, there’s more. Watch this very unusual Korean series where there’s more to it than you may think; look to the title and expand it. A Model Family –