2hrs 1min

Based on Keiichiro Hirano’s best-selling novel of the same name, this stylish human drama, which faithfully explores issues of identity, won Japan’s Academy Award and has been highly praised internationally.

This film screens as part of The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2024.

The theme for this year's programme is: Unforgettable: Memories, Times and Reflections in Japanese Cinema

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Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2024
Kei Ishikawa
Contains Foreign Language Subtitles

After divorcing her husband, Rie (Sakura Ando) returns to her hometown and marries a reserved young man named Daisuke (Masataka Kubota).

They find their modest happiness together until one day, Daisuke tragically dies in an accident.

One year later, Daisuke’s brother, Kyoichi (Hidekazu Mashima), appears on the first anniversary of his death.

However, seeing Daisuke’s photograph, a shocking truth emerges. The man whom Rie married wasn’t “Daisuke” but somebody else. Who was the husband Rie loved and had a family with?

In her quest to uncover this man’s true identity, Rie contacts lawyer Kido (Satoshi Tsumabuki) to find out who he actually was and why he became somebody else.

As Kido investigates, he confronts various social issues prevalent in Japan, and the fake Daisuke’s shocking past is revealed.