Artist and filmmaker Philippe Mora (Mad Dog Morgan; The Howling II; Swastika) is producing a graphic novel about his late father, Georges, widely known in Melbourne as a beloved contemporary art patron and owner of bohemian eateries Mirka Café, Café Balzac and the Tolarno Restaurant and Galleries. Less known, however, is Georges' astonishing history as part of the French resistance during World War II, his friendship with renowned mime Marcel Marceau (Philippe's godfather), and how together they saved thousands of Jewish lives with a fiendishly simple trick involving baguettes and mayonnaise.
Tsuchida works at a host club in secret to support her live-in boyfriend Seiichi, in order to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician. Seiichi is unemployed and falls into a slump, unable to write any songs. However, when Seiichi learns that Tsuchida became a mistress of a customer at the host club and that it was how she is earning their living expenses, he changes his mind and decides to find a job. Meanwhile,Tsuchida had an accidental reunion with Hagio, an old lover who she has been unable to forget.
Ah-jung is a married woman in her mid-30s and has a five year-old son. She ghostwrites other people's biographies and at the moment, she is writing the biography of "an insurance sales queen." When Ah-jung's husband goes away on a business trip, she has no choice but to let her mother stay in their apartment. Ah-jung has problems dealing with her mother, a meddlesome woman who throws constant fits, probably the result of never having been loved by her husband. Mother also has a habit of putting mayonnaise in her hair to make it shinier..
When small-town kid, Mayo Davis, moved to Los Angeles, he knew helping his mom run a motel would be exciting. What he didn't know was how lonely he would be. So when a mysterious girl drives by on a parade float and waves at Mayo, he embarks on an epic and surreal quest to find her, only to discover that he has to make a choice between making a friend and making a stand.