Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, or so the saying goes. Filmmaker Shinya Tsukamoto's thriller, celebrated with an award at the 2002 Venice Film Festival, explores the truth behind the adage as it tracks the evolution of phone shrink Rinko (Asuka Kurosawa) from meek to maniacally fierce. The transformation is sparked by mysterious letters -- from a stranger intent on blackmail -- goading Rinko into fantasy play with her husband.

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