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Family man Toshio leads a quiet life with wife Akie and daughter Hotaru. When his old friend Yasaka is released from prison, he takes him in.
Yasaka gets work in Toshio's workshop and shelter in his house. At first he fits in well with the family and can even talk to Akie about his past. However, he increasingly interferes in the family's affairs.
"This tale approaches a family’s flawed construct with the critical seriousness of Robert Bresson or Fukada’s compatriot Nagisa Oshima." (Variety)