The world's greatest detective, Ippei Kuroda, is back and this time hired by a politician to find his estranged daughter. When the daughter is found dead, the mystery deepens. Meanwhile, ... See full summary »
The world's greatest detective, Ippei Kuroda, is back and this time hired by a politician to find his estranged daughter. When the daughter is found dead, the mystery deepens. Meanwhile, Kuroda's assistant tries to stop her arranged marriage to a country hick by shacking-up with a composer who writes symphonies on his calculator - when he's not groping women on the Tokyo trains! Written by
I didn't feel this was quite up to the standard of the same director's, Groper Train Search For The Black Pearl, made the same year, but it may just be that the novelty value had worn off a little. Although generally as well shot as the other, this seemed a bit murky in the groping scenes and they didn't quite seem to have the fervour of the other film. Enjoyable, nevertheless, with the humour once again working to some extent. Whether, of course it is entirely appropriate to film the groping of ladies on trains in the manner of a silent comedy, is another matter. As usual, even with only a few excellent performers, the storyline and interchanging of couplings gets a bit confusing, but these are minor quibbles over what is a sexy, humorous and totally non PC entertainment.
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