1923. Tribesman Norbu steals horses to support his family. After committing a robbery, he and his family are banished by their tribe and sent to live in exile. Norbu prays devotedly but to no avail. The sudden death of a loved one shakes his Buddhist faith, and he starts stealing horses again.
Portrait of the acclaimed Japanese author and playwright Yukio Mishima, which investigates the inner turmoil and contradictions of a man who attempted an impossible harmony between self, art, and society. Taking place on Mishima's last day, when he famously committed public suicide by means of the harakiri rite, the film is punctuated by flashbacks to the writer's life as well as by gloriously stylised evocations of his fictional works.
After the fall of communism, in a post-apocalyptic landscape, the members of a small, defunct agricultural collective receive an unexpected windfall and prepare to leave their village. While a few of the villagers secretly conspire to take off with all of the earnings for themselves, a mysterious character, believed to be long dead, returns to the village, altering the course of everyone's lives forever.