Documentary filmmaker Genya Tachibana has tracked down the legendary actress Chiyoko Fujiwara, who mysteriously vanished at the height of her career. When he presents her with a key she had lost and thought was gone forever, the filmmaker could not have imagined that it would not only unlock the long-held secrets of Chiyoko’s life... but also his own.
- Year: 2002
- Country: Japan
- Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
- Studio: Madhouse
- Keyword: japan, china, key, surreal, earthquake, second sino-japanese war (1937-45), historical, recluse, movie star, story within the story, edo period, sengoku period, shouwa period, accident, anime, meiji period, recollection, movie studio, actress
- Director: Satoshi Kon
- Cast: Miyoko Shoji, Mami Koyama, Fumiko Orikasa, Showko Tsuda, Shozo Iizuka, Masaya Onosaka