Following up on his wacky documentary-like look at an emergency room (Byoin e Iko), Yojiro Takita returns to a hospital setting in this zany film about terminal cancer. Yuko (Kyoko Koizumi) is a vivacious beautician who, unbeknownst to her, has terminal stomach cancer. Her local hospital -- more of a family clinic, really -- is run by two brothers: Ichiro (Hiroyuki Sanada), who passionately believes in the miracles of modern aggressive drug therapies, and Tamotsu (Hiroshi Mikami), who thinks that terminal patients should die with dignity. He's building a hospice on the hospital grounds. When Yuko finally learns the hopeless nature of her condition, she quickly dumps chemo and tries to settle in the hospice. She realizes she still has three or so months to live and sets out to pack as much living in that short time as she can, which includes starring in a TV commercial and falling for Tamotsu.
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