Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Ren Osugi, Yoriko Dôguchi, Jun Fubuki
A seasoned detective is called in to rescue a politician held hostage by a lunatic. In a brief moment of uncertainty, he misses the chance for action. Leaving his job and family without explanation, he makes his way to a mountain forest, where there is a peculiar tree called charisma. Should it be destroyed or protected? People stand divided over this one tree.