Issey Takahashi (right) and Yu Aoi star in Romance Doll on Netflix, directed by Yuki Tanada.Issey Takahashi (right) and Yu Aoi star in Romance Doll on Netflix, directed by Yuki Tanada.
Issey Takahashi (right) and Yu Aoi star in Romance Doll on Netflix, directed by Yuki Tanada.

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Romance Doll movie review: Japanese cinema’s love for sex dolls continues with this Netflix drama – it starts off well but loses its way

  • An artist accepts a job sculpting sex dolls and falls in love with his model, who believes he is fashioning breast implants for cancer patients
  • The surprisingly sweet-natured and charming drama is marred by a baffling ending that tries to present a somewhat creepy move as a grand romantic gesture
Topic |   Asian cinema: Japanese films
Issey Takahashi (right) and Yu Aoi star in Romance Doll on Netflix, directed by Yuki Tanada.Issey Takahashi (right) and Yu Aoi star in Romance Doll on Netflix, directed by Yuki Tanada.
Issey Takahashi (right) and Yu Aoi star in Romance Doll on Netflix, directed by Yuki Tanada.
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