In 12th century Japan, a samurai and his
wife are attacked by the notorious bandit Tajomaru, and the samurai
ends up dead.
Tajomaru is captured shortly afterward
and is put on trial, but his story and the wife's are so completely
different that a psychic is brought in to allow the murdered man to
give his own testimony. He tells yet another completely different
Finally, a woodcutter who found the body
reveals that he saw the whole thing, and his version is again
completely different from the others.