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A Taxing Woman's Return (1988)
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A Taxing Woman's Return (1988)
Original name: マルサの女2
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Ryoko Itakura returns as the government tax agent willing to tackle the toughest cases. This time she takes on a fanatical but lucrative religious cult run by a vile lecher.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: gangsters, crimes, conspiracy, student life, track down, satire, society, who done it, dishonesty, culture clash, cons and scams, sex, female nudity, yakuza, tax evasion
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia

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A Taxing Woman (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Ryoko Itakura is a government tax agent who has just landed a big promotion. Her first assignment is to catch wheeler-dealer Hideki Gondo. She has a tough job, since in Japan tax evasion is an art and Gondo is, in effect, Rembrandt. Her job is ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic
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Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
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The Funeral (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: At the beginning of the film the father-in-law of the protagonist dies unexpectedly of a heart attack. The remainder of the film is episodic, moving from one incident to another over the course of the three-day funeral, which is held (as is ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: eccentric family, couple relations, curses spells and rituals, culture clash, love and romance, clergy, dealing with death, midlife crisis, golden years, family problems, suburban life, satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
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Minbo: the Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A grand old Japanese hotel is trying to get a prestigious contract as the site of a summit meeting of important foreign officials. Unfortunately, this hotel is quite popular with the Yakuza (Japanese gangsters) and is a favorite target of theirs for ...
Style: clever, realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous ...
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Time: 90s
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Dandelion (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A pair of truck drivers happen onto a decrepit roadside fast food stop selling ramen noodles. The widowed owner, Tampopo, pleads them to help her turn her establishment into a paragon of the "art of noodle soup making".
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: restaurant, cooking, nudity (full frontal - brief), truck driver, noodles, widow, food, satire, couples, cooking and food, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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The Hollywood Sign (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three washed-up actors must deliver the most convincing performances of their lives as part of a dangerous plot designed to finance their triumphant comeback.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hollywood, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, dishonesty, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, disorder, heist, cons and scams, crime ...
Time: contemporary
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99 (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
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Duration: 135 min.
Story: 99 is an original story inspired by real events. It is as much "What could have been" as it is "What really happened." In other words, it is historical fiction - fiction being the keyword. It spans a few genres; it is slick, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending
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Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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My Secret Cache (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
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Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sakiko, a young bank teller, has an unhealthy obsession with money. Thieves hold up the bank, kidnapping Sakiko in the process, but eventually crash their car, resulting in a suitcase stuffed with cash falling into a nearby river. For the remainder ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
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Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mob enforcer is hired to recover a shipment of Viagra gone awry.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good
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Genre: Comedy, Crime
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Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, feel good, captivating ...
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Supermarket Woman (1996)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
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Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While Arturo tries to gain the love of Flora, he witnesses the history of Sicily from 1969 to 1992, miraculously dodging the crimes of the Mafia and supporting as a journalist the heroic struggle of the judges and policemen who fought this infamous ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic, stylized ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
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Duration: 98 min.
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Duration: 94 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
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Duration: 92 min.
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Style: witty, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious
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Genre: Comedy, Crime
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22%
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