Tetsuo (Kiyohiko Shibukawa) is a lowlife. As a film director, he had an indie hit many years back, but refuses to go against his artistic integrity. He gets by exploiting his friends, family and the students of his acting school. One day, two new students come to his school: Minami (Maya Okano), a naive girl from the countryside who wants to be an actress, and Ken (Shugo Oshinari), a scriptwriter. Tetsuo thinks Minami could be a real star, and Ken has a brilliant script that could relaunch his career as a director. With the help of Kida (Denden), an unsavoury film producer, they strive to turn this project into something tangible, but Minami's ability starts to impress others, and Tetsuo's world starts to unravel.