Category: Itami Juzo


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Un film di Juzo Itami. Con Tsutomu YamazakiNobuko MiyamotoKôji YakushoKen Watanabe Grottescodurata 98 min. – Giappone 1986

Ecco un film giapponese anomalo rispetto al nostro mercato. Invece del film drammatico, psicologico, d’arte, eccone uno del tutto ironico, grottesco. Nei lavori di Kurosawa come Dodeskaden l’ironia c’era ma era un accessorio. Juzo Itami ha dunque diretto questa storiellina gradevole con la protagonista Tampopo, proprietaria di un piccolo ristorante, che viene aiutata a risolvere i suoi problemi da una coppia di camionisti.

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A Taxing Woman (マルサの女, Marusa no onna)[a] is a 1987 Japanese film written and directed by Juzo Itami.[1] It won numerous awards, including six major Japanese Academy awards. The title character of the film, played by Nobuko Miyamoto, is a tax investigator for the Japanese National Tax Agency[3] who employs various techniques to catch tax evaders. The director reportedly was inspired to make the film after he entered a much higher tax bracket after his success with The Funeral. A sequel, A Taxing Woman 2, featuring some of the same characters but darker in tone, was released in 1988.

A female tax auditor, Ryōko Itakura, inspects the accounts of various Japanese companies, uncovering hidden incomes and recovering unpaid taxes.