Okinawan director Go Takamine spins this wildly inventive tale about the creative process and Okinawan identity. Folk singer Tsuru finds a film script hanging from a native tree and manages to locate its author: a film director named Mekaru. The director claims that he gambled away all of the money he got from the Japanese government, and he plans to leave town to go to Taiwan. Mekaru further states that, due to his boredom and frustration with the film project, he has been amusing himself by hiding the script and having the locals try to find it. Once Mekaru leaves, Tsuru, along with her son Henry (who was fathered by the High Commissioner of the American Occupation forces), set about making the film. In the process, Henry begins to understand his own identity through the role he plays in the movie.
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