A discontented wife is seduced by eels - the keepers of the land. The mystic encounter draws her into the eels’ realm.
A discontented and apathetic young rural woman spends her days renovating the country villa she shares with her often absent husband. A regular attempt to capture eels for their dinner-plates creates an encounter between the woman and an eel. One night the eel crawls into her bed and, sensing her loneliness, makes love to her. Incapable of understanding his wife’s overwhelming connection with the eels, her husband kills her lover. Unable and unwilling to forget this mystic affair she is drawn to the eels’ riverbed, where she chooses to join them.