Satoko is a housewife who lives a comfortable life with her businessman husband Hideyuki and her six-year-old son Masato. One day on her way to pick up Masato, she meets Minoru - a ... See full summary »



(novel), (adaptation)


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

M (1951)
Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In this Americanization of the 1931 German thriller, both the police and the criminal underworld stalk a mysterious killer who preys on small children.

Director: Joseph Losey
Stars: David Wayne, Howard Da Silva, Martin Gabel
M I (2007)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young writer can't write a word for his next novel, he also doesn't feel right with his fiancée; because he falls in love with a woman, but he can't remember who she is and can't figure out if she's real or just a dream.

Director: Myung-se Lee
Stars: Dong-won Gang, Yeon-hee Lee, Hyo-jin Kong
M (1931)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.

Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut
Vibrator (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

(Japanese with English subtitles) After meeting a handsome truck driver (Nao Omori) in the midst of an urban mini-mart, a 30-something freelance writer (Shinobu Terajima) embarks on a ... See full summary »

Director: Ryuichi Hiroki
Stars: Shinobu Terajima, Nao Ohmori, Riho Makise
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Over one day at this love hotel in Shinjuku, Tokyo - where guests have the choice of staying for a short time or overnight - the dreams and desires of these characters intersect while aspiring for something greater.

Director: Ryuichi Hiroki
Stars: Shôta Sometani, Atsuko Maeda, Roy 5tion
Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Having a crush on someone, including a neighbour, may not be considered unusual, but there is a line that is crossed when the infatuation includes going through the loved one's trash. ... See full summary »

Director: Ryuichi Hiroki
Stars: Mami Nakamura, Kazuma Suzuki, Ko Shibasaki


Credited cast:
Miwon ...
Satoko Ogawa
Kengo Kôra ...
Nao Ohmori ...
Hideyuki Ogawa (as Nao Ômori)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seishu Hase
Hiroyuki Hirayama
Hôka Kinoshita
Miho Ninagawa
Erika Okuda
Kiyohiko Shibukawa
Tomorô Taguchi ...
Masahiro Toda
Hiroshi Ôguchi


Satoko is a housewife who lives a comfortable life with her businessman husband Hideyuki and her six-year-old son Masato. One day on her way to pick up Masato, she meets Minoru - a newspaper delivery boy who happens to be playing catch with Masato. At first glance Minoru seems to be a serious, hard-working young man. But she learns that when he was twelve he stabbed and killed his father, who was beating up his mother. He had done this to protect his mother, but instead she abandoned her son and disappeared. Minoru sees a little of his mother in Satoko, and starts to follow her around. As he does, he discovers that Satoko is being threatened by the yakuza Tawara. Soon Satoko's husband Hideyuki senses something wrong as his wife begins to change, and comes up with some wild ideas. As passion and love envelop them, Minoru tries to save Satoko. Satoko wishes to escape, but fear keeps her from doing so. What each person feels... is it reality or just an illusion? Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




See all certifications »


Official Sites:



Release Date:

15 September 2007 (Japan)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A whole lot of twisted psycho-sexual drama going on here
24 July 2010 | by ( – See all my reviews

A young woman has this made up story in her head about when she was a kid and her neighbor's father shagged her mom inducing her to start dating the boy next door as an excuse to be close to the father, but when the boy finds out the truth of her motivation he kills his mom and dad and she feels complicit. To atone for this Freudian guilt over something that didn't happen she takes on a Yakuza pimp, in that crazy way that people do, to mistreat and abuse her, in that crazy way that people do. We are given the possibility that all of these things are just fantasies of the young woman's impotent but well-meaning husband, but so what? What if? Doesn't change much of the experience for the viewer.

Meanwhile, a young man who really did kill his own father, and participated in a gang rape of his mother, wants to save the young woman from the Yakuza pimp so a bunch of drama takes place amongst the three of them. The whole thing comes off less like an exploration of psycho-sexual weirdness or repressed and imagined memories, and more like a director's fantasy of seeing how far he can go in abusing a young actress. Kinda creepy, imo.

Single-name actress Miwon, undoubtedly a pseudonym, is quite fetching as the protagonist, exuding a screen presence that's both strong and vulnerable. This is her only screen credit so I'll wonder out loud if she has acted, or is acting, under a different name, or if the experience of making this film put a great big damper on any hopes she had of making it a career.

Director Ryuichi Hiroki's extensive filmography is all over the place. From soft-core pink films to highly regarded film festival winners like Vibrator and It's Only Talk to innocent young love stories like April Bride and the Love on Sunday films. He's pretty good at what he does but I think he goes a little far here in heaping on the abuse without enough consideration of real reasons for why it's happening.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: