Yuichi and Mitsuyo both live monotonous lives. When the two lonely souls meet, they immediately fall in love. But there’s a secret Yuichi had been keeping from Mitsuyo: Yuichi is suspected of killing a woman whose body was found only a few days before.
A film that restored my faith in contemporary Japanese cinema once again. Full with complex moral questions, ambiguity, playful in its shifting of genre and one of the best dissections of modern (Japanese) society I've seen in a film in a long time. However, someone please change the description, because Kirin Kiki might still be considered good looking for her age, but would hardly qualify as a young woman.
This film brought up a lot of very personal emotions for me. I'd really like to watch the original 3-hour cut though. It still feels like there should have been more. Regardless... strong performances, and a great musical score.