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A Taxing Woman's Return (1988)

Marusa no onna 2 (original title)
Ryoko Itakura returns as the government tax agent willing to tackle the toughest cases. This time she takes on a fanatical but lucrative religious cult run by a vile lecher.

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Ryoko Itakura returns as the government tax agent willing to tackle the toughest cases. This time she takes on a fanatical but lucrative religious cult run by a vile lecher. Written by Reid Gagle

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27 June 1989 (USA)  »

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A Taxing Woman 2  »

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$333,584 (USA)
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A Serious(ly good) Itami film
24 July 1999 | by (Salt Lake City, USA) – See all my reviews

This is my favorite of Itami's films. Some of his fans may not like it because it has much less humor than his more well-known works. It has a remarkable soundtrack, and a completely different tone than A TAXING WOMAN. It has an intricate and unconventional screenplay, and has the great technical qualities you expect from Itami.


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