Following a deadly bus hijacking in southwest Japan, the three survivors–Makato, the bus driver; Kozue, a young girl; and Naoki, her older brother–find further tragedy in their personal lives. When the traumatized Makato eventually contacts Kozue and Naoki two years later, he moves into their home and becomes a father figure for the two children, who have stopped speaking. The trio are then joined by Akihiko, Kozue and Naoki’s college student cousin, and together this odd surrogate family embarks on a road trip across Japan. However, a string of murders appears to be following them and threatens to permanently disrupt their quest to regain normal lives.
Director: Shinji Aoyama.
Stars: Kōji Yakusho, Aoi Miyazaki, Masaru Miyazaki, Yoichiro Saito, Sayuri Kokushō, Ken Mitsuishi, Gō Rijū, Yutaka Matsushige, Sansei Shiomi, Kimie Shingyoji, Eihi Shiina, Machiko Ono, Denden.