Ji-wan is a 49-year-old female film director. She is struggling to get her fourth movie off the ground, after the first three have been shunned by audiences and investors alike. Her husband also cuts her off financially.
It’s at her most desperate that the National Film Archive contacts her, and offers her the job of restoring an old movie from the 60’s by re-dubbing it. Ji-wan needs the money, and accepts the proposal, but after watching the film, she realizes she can only complete the task if she also recovers the original script, since it’s impossible to make out what the actors are saying. But once she finds the script, she learns that some of the scenes have been omitted from the movie. So she sets out to find the missing footage. Her investigation is like a journey back in time, to the 60’s. She meets old filmmakers, and through their eyes, gains a new outlook, and begins to ask herself some long overdue questions, like: what do films mean to her? And what does life?