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Drama - Completed 2009

A couple has been married 10 years.
The husband is a no good cheat but his wife keeps on loving him.
One day, out of the blue, an incident befalls them.
The husband tearfully confesses to his wife, “I promise, this time, I’ll be
a good husband.”

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 131 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Isao YUKISADA
    • Producer(s)
    • Kazuhito AMANO
    • Synopsis
    • Ten years into his marriage, Kitami Shunsuke, who once had a thriving career as a still photographer, now mostly picks fights with his wife, Sakura. Breaking his marriage vow to Sakura to “Have children and always be faithful,” he cheats constantly. Sakura, who is desperate to have a child, finally erupts and right before Christmas, drags her reluctant husband on a vacation to Okinawa.
      About one year later, Shunsuke has mysteriously lost his will to work and is living a self-indulgent life off his quickly dwindling savings. Shusuke shows no interest in the photo assignments his assistant, Makoto and Bunta, the friendly drag queen bring to him. Fed up with Shunsuke, Sakura goes on a trip by herself. While she’s gone, Shusuke invites Ranko, an aspiring actress to his house.

      When Sakura comes home two weeks later, an irritated Shusuke lashes out at her. Sakura responds, “So, you’re ready to live alone?” and disappears upstairs.

      Several days later, as Sakura asks Shunsuke for a divorce, she asks her bewildered husband to take a picture of her to “commemorate our divorce.” Reluctantly Shusuke picks up his camera and starts taking pictures again.

      After Sakura leaves him, Shunsuke spends time in his dark room, alone with the last photographs he took of his wife.

      One photo after another develops in the darkroom but all they reveal are a blurry background. Sakura is not in any of the images. Finally, an image of Sakura appears in one of the photos. It is an image of Sakura running away, her back facing the camera. Suddenly, tears fill Shunsuke’s eyes as his memories of their fateful Okinawa vacation return...