A convicted rapist, Ikuo, is released from prison and goes in pursuit of the woman he raped, Mieko. So obsessed is he with revenge he sees her in every woman he meets. After carrying out vicious attacks on a prostitute and a young girl he finally comes face to face with her. But she is now with an old friend, Tomimori, who is acting as her pimp. Ikuo realises he cannot live without her. Mieko tells him she wants to escape from Tomimori. To redeem himself in her eyes Ikuo takes her plea to the extremne resulting in inextricable tragedy for them all.