Set in an anonymous Japanese metropolis, the film tells the tale of shy career woman Rinko, and her workaholic husband Shigehiko, with whom she shares no intimacy. One day she receives some compromising photographs of herself. The sender will give her the negatives if she complies with his demands.
Shinya Tsukamoto set himself apart in contemporary Japanese cinema as the unique creator of nightmarish visions set in futuristic worlds. In bluish black and white, this erotic tale evocatively conveys the tensions of sexual repression and obsession, winning a Special Jury Prize in Venice.