R | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An enigmatic translator with a dark past is brought in for questioning after an ex-pat friend, who came between her and her photographer boyfriend, ends up missing and presumed dead.
There isn't really a bird that sings after earthquakes in Japan. The film's title springs from a mythic bird that comes out to sing after earthquakes.
Just trying to make conversation.
Lucy Fly: Because that's what normal people do.
Teiji: But you are not normal.
Lucy Fly: Neither are you.
Teiji: So let's not pretend to be.
Lucy Fly: Okay.
When Teiji takes the two photos out of the drying plate they are face up. They would be face down in reality, the face of the photos in contact with the steel plate which glazes them as they dry.