When Akiko, a Tokyo student who moonlights as a call girl, visits a new client in the suburbs, she is surprised to find the shy and elderly Takashi, a committed academic in his 80s. The lonely widower seems far more interested in playing house than having sex, however, and the young woman soon falls asleep. The next day, when the two encounter Akiko’s volatile boyfriend, Takashi pretends he is actually Akiko’s grandfather. As the three settle into their new roles, Takashi finds himself becoming the protector that Akiko so desperately needs.
Dir: Abbas Kiarostami, 2013.
1 hr. 49 min. Cast: Rin Takanashi, Tadashi Okonu, Ryo Kase