Charismatic tap dancing Sean tries to find a way out of working at the steel mill. When failure brings him home he starts his own dance group wearing hardhats. He must then find inspiration in the steel mill he once tried to escape.
The story of a married silkworm merchant-turned-smuggler in 19th century France travels to Japan for his town’s supply of silkworms. During his stay in Japan, he becomes obsessed with the concubine of a local baron.