42-year-old Hashimoto Tomoko is an ordinary housewife with an uneventful life. One day, she meets Sugawara Yuichi, a young man 15 years her junior who is a part-time worker. He has a girlfriend Suzuki Satomi who is cohabiting with him while she has her husband Koji. They are each aware of this and yet they have repeated rendezvous in a narrow street along the Chuo train line without clear intent and eventuallysleep together. This is their escape from the never-ending emptiness of reality to fill the emotional void. However, an incident starts to sway Tomoko and Yuichi and what awaits them is an extremely cruel truth.
Cast & Credits
This is the premise of "Uragiri no Machi," directed by Daisuke Miura where he develops a world of secretly confused affairs and mature infidelity in the world of unemployment, as the unemployed Yuichi spends his days finding women on online dating sites through the laptop of his girlfriend, Satomi. Meanwhile, Tomoko is a 40-year-old housewife who feels slightly in connection with her marriage to her husband Koji. Technically speaking it's a subtle and rather static long. The characters are significant in their performances and occasionally feel as if they really were real human beings who are not aware that they are secretly harming other people but also causing a turn for themselves while love remains very powerful for that separate. The soundtrack is silent, almost non-existent in the background, and yet subtly gentle enough to become a sordid part of the stormy subject being acted on in cinematography.