This is a very interesting film . With so many Japanese actors one would expect the director to be also – but he’s not . This director is also not very prolific. I think he has made a total of 5 or so films. but I must say the end result is very engaging. The female lead in her own quiet way dominates the film. Her male lover seems to shape shift into a number of people. She writes mystery novels and now finds herself living one. The tone is somewhat subdued but it definitely is not boring.