Takemura begins the film as an 8th-year college student who has somehow managed to accumulate Â¥840,000 in debt.
Abandoned by his parents in childhood, he has no one to turn to for the cash.
One night a stranger with a grubby trenchcoat and grizzly beard, Fukuhara, bursts into his apartment, puts him in a chokehold and demands the dough, or else. Then, the day before the debt comes due, Fukuhara comes to read moreTakemura with an unusual offer: walk with him from Kichijoji to Kasumigaseki, for Â¥1 million, paid on successful completion. Takemura has no choice but to go along.