After five and a half years of study in France, "R" returns ot Korea and is met by "J", his lover in France for three and a half years. Sensing a breakup in the relationship, "R" goes to his parents home in Taegu. There he is troubled by the harsh reality of his responsibility to his aged parents and family. Meanwhile "J" meets with "R" occasionally because he helped her win her doctorate and become a literary critic. She refuses to tell him that she secretly used his critical reviews to promote her own career. Eventually "R" finds out that this has happened and is unhappily surprised.
It's the lawless future, and renegade biker Harley Davidson (Mickey Rourke) and his surly cowboy buddy, Marlboro (Don Johnson), learn that a corrupt bank is about to foreclose on their friend's bar to further an expanding empire.
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.
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.