True Story - Completed 2017

A woman creeps, lives and dies with love

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • True Story, Crime, Drama
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 96 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kota YOSHIDA
    • Writer(s)
    • Hitoshi ISHIKAWA
    • Synopsis
    • Suffering abuse from her ex-husband Eiji, Emiko decides to move out and return to live with her parents. She had cut ties with her family long ago, and they treat her coldly when she moves in with her daughter Ran. She is told to pay for food and rent and begins to work as a fake member of a dating website that supposedly pays well.
      Four years pass and Emiko has become one of the best contributors to the site with her "rainbow" voice, but the site's owner has been ripping her off and she still lives in poverty. Furthermore, her ex-husband Eiji begins to threaten her and her family for money. Emiko decides to trick Shinnosuke, one of her clients from the dating site who works at a factory, into giving her money. Shinnosuke had fallen in love with Emiko and meekly does as he is told.
      One day, Emiko's daughter Ran is almost hit by an oncoming truck. The truck stops just inches from her, and the driver, a demolition worker named Akira, leaps out to make sure she is OK. He offers to take them to buy a replacement for Ran's toy ball.
      Emiko is immediately drawn to Akira and makes her feelings clear, but he refuses to go out with her. He has an invalid older sister, Kasumi, who has difficulty moving her body because of an illness. Akira has been taking care of Kasumi and this was the reason why he had turned Emiko down. Emiko longs to make Akira her own, and decides to use Shinnosuke for her own ends again.
      Emiko believes that she must kill Kasumi if she is to marry Akira. Following Emiko's order, Shinnosuke approaches Kasumi pretending to be a caregiver and strangles her to death…