Romance Joe had been assistant director on starring top female actress Woo Joo-hyun. Soon after she commits suicide, he quits filmmaking and heads down to a small village in the countryside with the intention to take his own life. Just as he is about to commit suicide, Romance Joe meets a waitress from the local coffee shop and recalls memories of his first love through this encounter. A famous director named Lee comes down to the village to work on a new screenplay. He calls the waitress over to kill some time and hears the unique story and conclusion of Romance Joe’s love story. Lee is determined to adapt Romance Joe’s tale into a film, but things just keep unraveling in a strange direction.