Takafumi Katayama (Nao Omori) is an outwardly meek department store employee whose wife is in a coma, thus leaving him to look after his young son (with a little help his father).
But Katayama secretly harbours a masochistic side to his personality and he's discovered that the pain inflicted upon him by women with an expertise in this area gives him a physical high, and at the same time masks the worry and sadness about his wife's condition.
At a club called Bondage, he's told about a special year-long contract which would guarantee that he'd essentially be attacked by the club's startlingly clad female S&M specialists anywhere and without notice. There's only one caveat: once signed, the contract cannot be broken.
He signs. And, at first, things go well...
Matsumoto's surreal movie also simultaneously casts a satirical eye at Japan's film ratings system via the supposed latest work of a centenarian film director and the total befuddlement to it of a film classification panel.
In Japanese with English subtitles.
(2013) Cert: 18