The year is 1940 in Kobe, the night before the outbreak of World War II. Local merchant, Yusaku Fukuhara, senses that things are headed in an unsettling direction. He leaves his wife Satoko behind and travels to Manchuria. There, he coincidentally witnesses a barbarous act and is determined to bring it to light. He leaps into action. Meanwhile, Satoko is called on by her childhood friend and military policeman, Taiji Tsumori. He tells her that a woman her husband brought back from Manchuria has died. Satoko is torn by jealousy and confronts Yusaku. But when she discovers Yusaku’s true intentions, she does the unthinkable to ensure his safety and their happiness.

Silver Lion for best director Venice International Film Festival | El Gouna Film Festival | San Sebastián International Film Festival

Cast And Credits

Director : Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Producer : NHK (Keisuke Tsuchihashi), NHK Enterprises (Takashi Sawada), INCLINE (Satoshi Takada), C&I ENTERTAINMENT (Tamon Kondo)
Screenplay : Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Tadashi Nohara, Kiyoshi Kurosawa
DOP : Tatsunosuke Sasaki
Editor : Hidemi Lee
Cast : Yu Aoi, Issey Takahashi, Ryota Bando, Yuri Tsunematsu, Minosuke Hyunri, Masahiro Higashide, Takashi Sasano


Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Kiyoshi Kurosawa born July 19, 1955. He is a Japanese film director, screenwriter, film critic and a professor at Tokyo University of the Arts. Although he has worked in a variety of genres, Kurosawa is best known for his many contributions to the Japanese horror genre.