|The Graceful Brute|
Director: Yûzô Kawashima
Cast: Ayako Wakao, Yûnosuke Itô, Hisano Yamaoka
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!
1962 Color Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) 96 Mins.
Japanese with Optional English Subtitles.