When housewife and mother Yuko Suzuki (Hideko Hara) discovers that her reclusive adult son, Koichi (Ryo Kase), has committed suicide, she attempts to take her own life. After weeks in hospital, she awakens with no memory of what transpired, and in a moment of panic, her daughter Fumi (Mai Kiryu) lies about Koichi’s whereabouts. The family, already wrestling with grief, must now keep up an elaborate charade so as not to upset their fragile matriarch.
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