Synopsis: The Burning
Genre: Drama
71 min

I didn't expect to see you here.

Aren't you late for school?

You left your bus pass

behind yesterday.

Hinako Okuda

What's wrong?

Has someone died?


Okuda Patisserie

Thank you, uncle.

I thought grandma wanted

to be in the same grave as mom.

How did you conduct her funeral?

The union organized it for me.

They rented a community hall nearby.

Why didn't you tell me about her death?

Grandma, she didn't like you.

Is Hinako at school?

She is studying for an exam.

So she can go to college.

Why aren't you in high school?


Did I leave something?

What do you mean?

My bus pass.

I gave it back to you on the bus.

Here's your bus pass.

"The Burning"

I should have adopted both of you

when your father died in the fire.

You wouldn't have had to be apart...

if I had convinced grandma.

I'm so sorry.

You make all of these?

Uncle lost his taste buds.


Everyone knows about his loss of taste

and still he has a patisserie.

Do you know what "Brulee" means?

It means "Singe".

Not burn, singe

Discarded desk burned

A suspected case of arson

Arson attacks continue

Bikes set on fire

Mailbox burned

Arson suspected

What are you doing?

Hey, you're Hinako's sister,

aren't you?

- Are you skipping class again?

- I already found a job.

What is it?


So, will you be a fireman,

even though you know everything?

Are you dating Hinako?

Just old friends

What is she like at school?

Like, how many friends does she have

orwhat kind of shops does she go to...

after school or her favorite class

or herfavorite movie...

Why don't you ask her?

What did you mean

that I "know everything"?

Do you always start fires

with that cigarette lighter?

Was it you who

started that fire recently?

I burned lots and lots of things...

like someone's garbage bin,

school uniform skirt,

a pot of cyclamens...

Flowers don't burn easily,

they're too fresh.

We burned lots of things together

when we were young, didn't we?

We were just playing!

Was it?

Burning our house?

Burning dad?

You have a cigarette lighter scar

he made, don't you?

He burned our hair, too.

This scar is nothing.

Don't worry,

he's already dead.

You don't need to start a fire.

No need to set fires, anymore.

Aren't you eating?

I've had to use recipes and guesswork

since I lost my taste.

I don't even know

if this tastes good or not.

Since when?

Since you've been looking after me?


So why?

I can make a perfect cake

for my customers without tasting it.

Cakes are made by memories.

All my memories, since I was born.

If so, I can't make one...

It's empty.

I don't have any memories

since I was separated from Minako.

Let Minako help us.

Why don't you two make up

if you can't remember anything?


Can I...

stop lighting fires?

I'll be...

watching you.

Thank you


Can we have two of those?

And two of those

Thank you

Hello, this is Okuda speaking.


I got a phone call

from your grandmother.

It's impossible. She's dead.

Are you OK?

I'm fine.

You escaped from the hospital,

didn't you?

There are no guarantees for you,

if you break down again.

I can't make Brulee without you.

I'll be lighting fires...

if Minako isn't with me.

Let's go.

Hurry up!

Michinoku Kick Boxing

Ex-kick boxer

An ex-kick boxer?

There are no jobs with

a broken leg.

Where are you going?

To Maizuru.

Give us a ride!


Are we really staying here?

Doesn't he have any money?

Looks cold

I'm hungry

Please don't tell her...

about my medication.

This winter...

will be my last.

I can't survive...

'til spring-time.

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