During the week, Miyuki goes to her office job in Iwaki in eastern Japan. But on the weekends, she goes to Tokyo to live a different life — as a prostitute. At home, the Fukushima nuclear accident casts its shadow over people's lives; Miyuki and her father are suffering from their losses, as is a co-worker of Miyuki's, who tries to help people on a daily basis but who himself is in need of even more help. Each of them finds a different ways of dealing with the trauma until the day may come when a silver lining reveals itself.
Meet the director
Ryuichi Hiroki was born in Fukushima Prefecture in 1954. He made his directorial debut in 1982 with SEIGYAKU! - ONNA O ABAKU. In 2003, he became known internationally through his road movie VIBRATOR, which was shown at the Venice Film Festival. He wrote the novel upon which SIDE JOB. is based.