Indie filmmaker Koichi Onishi directs this moody, surrealist piece on the tortured internal dialogue of one very lonely soul. Having quit his dead-end job and split with his girlfriend in Tokyo, Koichi (played by Onishi, the director) ventures back to his family home in the northern town of Sapporo. There, he finds that he has something of an emotional meltdown. Pushing 30 and with no family or job prospects, he has no idea what to do next. He visits his father's grave and calls his ex-girlfriend. Instead of words of kindness, she says with a slight sneer in her voice that Koichi will meet his next girlfriend the following day. Later, he heads to an old haunt and notices the new bartender named Yumiko (Akiko Ono). There he also sees an accordion player who reminds him of his dead father. The following day, he ventures to the same bar only to discover Yumiko there by herself. They strike up a tentative conversation in which Yumiko describes her life story. After living much of her childhood in Portugal, her parents were killed in a car accident. She was tended after by her aunt in Tokyo, but recently she too died. As both Yumiko and Koichi confront their respective ghosts of the past, they slowly inch towards love.
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