'Lost Girls & Love Hotels': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the drama-thriller
This is a story about Margaret, who finds herself in the glittering labyrinth of Tokyo by night and is a respected English teacher of a Japanese flight attendant academy by day
'Lost Girls & Love Hotels' is a peek into how "fleeting moments of beauty" are given priority over complete healing as Margaret, played by the bright-eyed Alexandra Daddario, takes on a journey in Japan's nightlife. The movie is an adaptation from a novel of the same name by author Catherine Hanrahan, and here is all we know about its upcoming release.
'Lost Girls & Love Hotels' will release on September 4, 2020.
The detailed synopsis by IMDb reads: "Margaret (Alexandra Daddario) finds herself in the glittering labyrinth of Tokyo by night and as a respected english teacher of a Japanese flight attendant academy by day. With little life direction, Margaret searches for meaning with fellow ex-pat Ines (Carice Van Houten) in a Japanese dive bar, drinking to remember to forget and losing herself in love hotel encounters with men who satisfy a fleeting craving. When Margaret crosses paths with a dashing Yakuza, Kazu (Takehiro Hira), she falls in love with him despite the danger and tradition that hinders their chances of being together. We follow Margaret through the dark and light of love and what it means to find oneself abroad with a youthful abandon."
Alexandra Daddario as Margaret
Daddario is known for her roles as Summer Quinn from 'Baywatch' (2017), Heather Miller from 'Texas Chainsaw' (2013) and Annabeth from 'Percy Jackson' series. Her more recent roles include 'We Summon the Darkness' (2019), 'Lost Transmissions' (2019), 'Can You Keep A Secret?' (2019) and 'Why Women Kill' (2019).
Carice van Houten as Ines
Houten is known for her role as Melisandre from the hit HBO series 'Game of Thrones' (2012-2019), Rachel Stein from 'Black Book' (2006), Nina von Stauffenberg from 'Valkyrie' (2008) and Carol from 'Repo Men' (2010). Her more recent works include 'Domino' (2019), 'Instinct' (2019), 'Temple' (2019) and 'Red Light' (2020).
Other members of the cast include Takehiro Hira as Kazu, Kate Easton as Luoise, Peter Mark Kendall as Frank, Andrew Rothney as Liam, Mariko Tsutsui as Mari, Elisabeth Larena as Alice, Asuka Kurosawa as Mikiki, Eri Ishida as Yuki, Misuzu Kanno as Nakamura, and many more.
The movie is directed by William Olsson with Catherine Hanrahan serving as writer. Lawrence Inglee and Lauren Mann serve as producers and Andrew Pfeffer serves as executive producer.
The trailer is a short one with the main character named Margaret speaking about her feelings. Her voice, soft yet distant, speaks to her apparent need to drown her pain out with nights with men. This is a teaser trailer and we're hoping the official trailer will give us a bit more about the film. Many are anticipating the film to be like the novel, but we can't tell too much from the trailer. Nevertheless, Daddario's portrayal of her character seems to be on point. How far will her life be affected by her meaningless nights in strange hotel rooms.
Where to watch
'Lost Girls & Love Hotels' will be available for rent on September 4, 2020.
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