Ever made a mistake, tried to fix it, and wound up making it worse? Take that feeling and magnify it tenfold: that's what you're in for with this award-winning horror/suspense thriller. Four women in a factory that produce boxed lunches, each with nothing more exciting in their lives outside of work, have forged a casual friendship over the years. They help each other financially, listen to one another's problems, and cover for each other at the factory. That friendship is pushed to its limits when one of them accidentally kills her husband and the others conspire to help cover it up. Unfortunately, the man died owing money to the Yakuza--money they want back. The police suspect there's more to the story. Are there limits to helping a friend? How far would you go to keep an awful secret? What happens when you keep digging yourself into a deeper hole? What happens if you crack under the pressure--could you take the heat? 'Out' provides Natsuo Kirino's uncomfortable, unpredictable answers. You'll need a shower after reading this one as she makes you an unwilling fifth accomplice to the nightmares.
After strangling her husband, Masako Katori, a middle-aged wife and mother working the night shift at a Tokyo factory, enlists the aid of four co-workers to conceal the crime.