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Marutai no onna


Following the release of his -- less a film than a textbook on how to extricate oneself from yakuza harassment -- veteran director Juzo Itami was attacked and almost killed by the mob for his effort. In this crime-comedy, he voices his outrage at the attack, which he viewed as an attack on his right for self-expression. The film centers on Hiwako (played, as always, by Itami's wife...more