This grim drama examines the situation of Aya (Eri Ishida), a Japanese war bride living in Australia in the late forties. Her husband has little use for her cooking or her company, aside from sex, but a family friend who also knew her during the war offers a more generous form of companionship. Perhaps he would have married her, too, but he's probably homosexual. Later, she has an affair with a Japanese/Australian and conceives a child. Her attempt to abort the fetus lead her to a particularly repellent abortion doctor.
~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide