Ryoko Itakura is a government tax agent who has just landed a big promotion. Her first assignment is to catch wheeler-dealer Hideki Gondo. She has a tough job, since in Japan tax evasion is... See full summary »
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A young woman's husband apparently commits suicide without warning or reason, leaving behind his wife and infant. Yumiko remarries and moves from Osaka to a small fishing village, yet ... See full summary »
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I am a big fan of Nobuko Miyamoto and her work with her husband, Juzo Itami, in such films as "Minbo" and the first "Taxing Woman" but this film dissappoints. It starts out with a great setup, a religious cult is involved with yakuza real estate dealings, but the payoff is unsatisfying. The money is difficult to keep straight, ie. who payed what to whom, and in the end I wasn't sure if the bad guys had been punished or not. Some fine moments with Miyamoto but in the end it was very forgettable.
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