This Japansese crime drama is based on the true life exploits of serial killer Akira Nishiguchi, renamed Iwao Enokizu in the film. His path of destruction is told in a series of flashbacks, from the time he has been captured by police officers, all the way back to his committing the murders. He has a violent personality even in childhood and as he grows into manhood, his life is a series of trickery, betrayals and disappointments. While he is serving an early prison sentence, his wife tries to seduce his father. Enokizu ultimately pays a steep price for his crimes.