I bought this in Tokyo, as it had English subtitles (not many films bought in Japan do). I had no idea what it was about. Its about a dj named Richio (Arata) who is disfigured somewhat around the eyes. He is dating paced Akemi (Kumiko Aso), but their relationship seems to be somewhat casual. Ameki's younger sister Konomi (the very pretty Aoi Miyazaki) has an affair with Richio. What follows is a very dramatic, sometimes languid drama, but at least the characters are well played. It is so real life, you feel you're watching a live cam of these people. The cinematography is very good, but there are a few disturbing images in the film. The opening scene has a younger Richio looking at a boy who is hanging by a rope from a tree. Not essential viewing, it nevertheless did not cause me to hit the fast forward or stop button. So, I guess that is an endorsement, albeit not a very enthusiastic one.
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