Accused of a crime by friends false traitors, Edmundo Dantes spends 14 years in prison impregnable. After achieving escape from prison, Dantes is passed by the imaginary Count of Monte Cristo that dazzles everyone with her fabulous emerald. His greatest desire is to get revenge on those who took him to prison and have provechado the whole time of their possessions and wealth.
It’s 1982, and Taeko is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her family in the countryside, and as the train travels through the night, memories flood back of her younger years: the first immature stirrings of romance, the onset of puberty, and the frustrations of math and boys.
Veronique, living with her divorced mother, is going on holiday to Mauritius with her father. To impress a local boy, Benjamin, she manages to complicate the situation by making up stories about her father.