A difficult film. A story about a man who becomes a war hero. But the cost will be very high as he deprived of his arms and legs lost in battle in mainland China, during the Second Sino-Japanese War, in 1940. Lieutenant Kurokawa is now dismembered and his wife freaks out with him. He used to treat her bad and now the roles have changed. But she still has to take care of him, in order to honor the Emperor and the country in setting an example for all by fulfilling her duty. But how much can she last? And when Kurokawa starts thinking of his crimes during the war, he will lost his mind and he will try to suicide. A strong film that depends on the characters and the human values. Along with a great performance of Shinobu Terajima at the role of Kurokawa's wife, Shigeko.