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Year: 2001
USA: Cowboy Booking International
UK: Metro Tartan Distribution
Cast: Koji Yakusho, Misa Shimizu, Mitsuko Baisho, Mansaku Fuwa, Kazuo Kitamura, Isao Natsuyagi, Yukiya Kitamura, Hijiri Kojima, Toshie Negishi, Sumiko Sakamoto, Taka Gataru Kanaru, Mickey Curtis, Katsuo Nakamura
Director: Shohei Imamura
Countries: Japan / France
Language: Japanese (English subtitles)
UK: 119 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains some strong sex and strong language
USA Release Date: 3 May 2002 (Limited Release - New York)
UK Release Date: 15 March 2002 (Limited Release)


Out of a job from the collapse of his company, the now bankrupt Tokyo businessman Yosuke Sasano (Koji Yakusho), who is also separated from his wife, finds himself with time on his hands. Thinking back over recent events he remembers a legend a friend Taro (Kazuo Kitamura), now deceased, told him.

With nothing to lose and his interest piqued he follows the directions Taro gave him to a fishing village where treasure is supposed to be hidden. The trail ends up at a house where Saeko (Miza Shimuzu), an intriguingly beautiful but strange, young woman lives...

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