One morning, a man named Hiromi wakes up and finds himself transformed into a woman―the movie has a setting similar to Franz Kafka’s ʺThe Metamorphosis.ʺ However, its theme is gender gap. When the man who has lived a depressing life happens to live as a woman, the world looks totally different from the one he has lived in. Being torn between gender and sex, he gropes for a way he should live.
Born in 1948, Sachi Hamano’s ambition was to create films depicting women from a woman’s perspective, rather than based on female stereotypes. She came to Tokyo to seek a way into the filmmaking industry, a very male dominate sector at the time, unwilling to hire women as directors. Consequently she decided to work in the soft porn industry to gain skills required for filmmaking. She went on to work as an assistant director in independent production companies and in 1971 she made her debut as a director. She founded her own production company, Tantansha, in 1984. In 1998, she produced the independent film "In Search of a Lost Writer: Wandering in the World of the Seventh Sense," which depicted the life and work of the nearly forgotten female writer, Osaki Midori. This film won Hayashi Amari Prize. In the same year, she encountered Momotani Hoko's novel portraying sexuality among the elderly, "Lily Festival”, which she adapted for the screen and completed production in 2001. In January 2005 she published her book Onnaga Eigawo Tsukuru! [Women Make Movies!]. In 2006, "The Cricket Girl" was completed. "Yoshiko & Yuriko" was completed in 2011, and “Body Trouble” in 2015.