The environment and the movie stars at a Japanese film studio in the early '30s are recreated in this drama that looks back on a distinctive period in cinematic history. Using celebrated director Yasujiro Ozu as a model, fictional director Ogata (Ittoku Kishibe) discovers a new female star quite by accident. Koharu Tanaka (Narimi Arimori) works selling candy at a studio theater when she is given a part as a bit player. After the studio's top leading lady is embroiled in a scandal, Koharu is suddenly thrust into the limelight when she replaces her in a film and gains instant fame and fortune. But the going is not always easy, and she soon seeks help from unexpected quarters.
OCTOBER FALLS returns with "The Plague Of A Coming Age", a deeply melancholic, emotive journey through eras gone and yet to come, an ominous album from the soil and of the soil, seeped in the blood of fallen ancestors, paying homage to their struggles, celebrating their honour and acknowledging their sacrifice – the ultimate redemption. At once nostalgic and harrowing, "The Plague Of A Coming Age" narrates ancient, historic events in OCTOBER FALLS' inimitable, organic style… exquisitely sonorous, subtly aggressive and always divinely melodic. Nourishment for the subconscious, medicine for the soul, a remedy for the ills of aeons unknown, yet felt. Time scars the flesh; these marks are passed from generation to generation, carrying the wisdom that lives in us all.