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The Graceful Brute (1962)

Shitoyakana kedamono (original title)
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Ayako Wakao ...
Yukie Mitani, the agent's accountant
Yûnosuke Itô ...
Tokizo Maeda, ex soldier
Hisano Yamaoka ...
Yoshino, Tokizo's wife
Yuko Hamada ...
Tomoko, Tokizo's daughter
Eiji Funakoshi ...
Eisaku Kamiya, the tax collector
Manamitsu Kawabata ...
Minoru, Tokizo's son
Shôichi Ozawa ...
Pinosaku, the singer
Hideo Takamatsu ...
Ichiro Katori, Talent agents manager
Kyû Sazanka ...
Shuntaro Yoshizawa, Writer
Chôchô Miyako ...
Yuki
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Clever and Original!
8 July 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The original story of amazingly greedy people with cheat, embezzle and corruption, is an original, written by Kaneto Shindo. It's all set in this little apartment of the Maeda family. The son's taking money from the talent agency that he's working for. But the money's somehow missing. Who's taking it? Parents, who act like they're poor, seem to be hiding something. Or is that the daughter, the writer's mistress? Maybe the tax man, who was helping the agency to evade a tax? The singer looks like he lost so much money, too. Who's the most greedy, clever, smart, sexy and strongest but never seems to show that and always behave gracefully?? This absolute classic (directed by a legend Yuzo Kawashima),beautifully shot and acted should be seen more...and watch out the title role, played by the greatest Ayako Wakao!


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