Directed by : Masahiro KOBAYASHI
Country : JAPAN
Length : 82 minutes
Yuko is back in Japan after being freed as a hostage in the Middle East.
But six month after, her return is proving to be much more of an ordeal. It seems the whole of Japanese society is against her after being embarrassed and horrified at the international attention she received. Yuko is "bashed" every day by insults in the street, anonymous phone calls and even physical violence.
Fired from her job, her isolation from the outside world deepens along with her despair.
After losing her only supporter - her father - she begins to think the unthinkable: to return to the only place where the expressions on people's faces aren't cold or filled with anger, to the only place she has ever felt needed.
While buying Japanese sweets for the Middle Eastern children she allows herself a secret li
Masahiro KOBAYASHI - Director
Masahiro KOBAYASHI - Script / Dialogue
Koichi SAITOH - Cinematography
Hiroshi HAYASHI - Music
Naoki KANEKO - Film Editor
Tatsuo YOKOYAMA - Sound
Kikujiro HONDA - Father's Boss
Teruyuki KAGAWA - Hotel Owner
Takayuki KATO - Boyfriend
Ryuzo TANAKA - Father
Fusako URABE - Yuko
Nene OTSUKA - Stepmother
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