Romance is a business. Family, friends, followers. All available for hire. A man is hired to impersonate the missing father of a twelve year old girl. Shot in Japan, with Japanese actors, in Japanese language, Oscar-nominated auteur Werner Herzog brings to screen a unique angle to the recurring theme of individuals chasing impossible dreams.
★★★★ "Werner Herzog's fakery-filled docudrama sparks genuine joy" - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
★★★★ "A study of an artificial business with a deeply human soul." - Danny Leigh, Financial Times
★★★★ "Herzog takes an unconventional route, but in the end he manages to find emotional truth in this tender, funny and sweet story about modern relationships." - Tom Bond, Little White Lies