In a valley, with a dense growth of trees, a baby is killed. The baby’s mother Satomi Tachibana is arrested as the prime suspect. The police also learn that Satomi Tachibana is involved in a romantic relationship with her next door neighbor Shunsuke Ozaki (Shima Onishi).
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A somber, psychologically complex and intriguing film somehow reminiscent of Naruse's late melodramas, especially "Scattered Clouds". Certainly one of the most worthwhile Japanese films of recent years.