Directed by Takashi Miike. Japanese Police Headquarters introduces the “Negotiator System” to deal with hostage situations in Japan. Two negotiators Shuhei Ishida and Maiko Tono, had once been partners until people started to suspect an affair. Make was removed from her position and the powerhouse duo was split up. However, a hostage crisis arises involving Ishida’s wife and child which drives Ishida to ask Maiko to work with him once again as a negotiator on a case that he is too involved in emotionally to do on his own.