Watched this earlier this week. It's pretty stunning. ... It wasn't exactly what I expected, in terms of the "love story," (an unpredictability that I found refreshing). ... Really it's about the arguably irrational notions and compulsions that can end up defining who we are and the course of our lives, set against the backdrop of Japan's history -- as seen through motion pictures. In a weird way, you could say that there are some "Nurse Betty" parallels. But that's all I'll say. Highly recommended. Check it out.