A Taxing woman

Japan, 1987

Film
Image via TMDb

Evading taxes is a popular pastime in “The Land of the Rising Yen”, especially among the predatory real estate tycoons who, in collusion with politicians, gangsters and large “straight” business combines, have made Japan’s land prices the highest in the world. To combat this pandemic “lawlessness” there is a national tax police, who, with their almost storm trooper tactics, make America’s much maligned IRS inspectors seem almost helpful. In Japanese with English subtitles.

Credits

director

Juzo Itami

co-producer

Seigo Hosogoe

Yasushi Tamaoki

Language

Japanese

Duration

02:07:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

35851

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Foreign language films

Comedy

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Police films

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Japan

Foreign language films

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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