In Osaka, the center of commerce in 18th century Japan, Yohei is the prodigal son of an oil merchant who consumes the family fortune pursuing "pleasures of the night." In spite of his parents' concern Yohei won't stop.
Finally, when cornered by loan sharks, Yohei begs Okichi, the wife of a fellow oil merchant, for money. When she refuses, Yohei turns into a brutal murderer.
Plays Wednesday February 22, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. in Toronto and Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in Vancouver.