Suwisal is a successful, middle-aged
company director, but he has a melancholic personality and is
very forgetful. His beautiful young fiancée finds she
has to remind him of daily appointments, special occasions
and routine matters.
Suwisal is a reluctant husband - to -
be. He has casual relationships with other women and appears
to be troubled by something deep in his psyche- something he
tries to forget in order to maintain emotional
This stability is suddenly upset when he is called to
serve on a jury at a murder trial. The defendant is a young
sex worker accused of murdering a client. Suwisal recognizes
her as Piyum, the young servant from his aunt's house, whom
he knew twenty-five years ago. He had a sexual relationship
with her and she became pregnant. He had refused to see her
again or help her through her difficulties.
Suwisal is not
sure if Piyum recognizes him. She says nothing. He is advised
to remain in the jury and he votes with the majority to find
her guilty as charged. She is sentenced to ten years
imprisonment. But we see that it is Suwisal who has been
sentenced to a lifetime of guilt, remorse and despair. He now
feels he should share some responsibility for the life Piyum
was forced to lead. He tries to lodge and appeal on her
behalf but he is advised that his past may become public
knowledge. Suwisal gets upset angry at this - nobody seems to
understand his need to rectify the wrongdoing he
twenty-five years ago.
Suwisal persists, he visits
Piyum in prison and offers her help. Did Piyum recognize him
at the trial? Does she accept his help? Is Suwisal released
from his lifetime of torment? We are given the answer to this
and more in the film.