Izumi Shoichi is a beautiful and talented actress - or so she appears to be. Underneath her heavy makeup she hides a disfiguring skin condition and despises her appearance to the point of madness, wanting nothing more than to be beautiful again. She enlists the help of her family doctor and eventually has a child, Sakura, who she runs away with and is never seen on the screen again. Now, Sakura is a little girl who witnesses the manic and controlling behavior of her mother so that she may grow up to be lovely and perfect; but little does she know the real and horrifying reason her mother brought her into this world...
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