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Minbo: the Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion (1992)
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Minbo: the Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion (1992)
Original name: ミンボーの女
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 extortion. They employ a variety of schemes to con the hotel out of 'hush-money.' The hotel needs to rid itself of the Yakuza and finally begins to fight back by hiring Mahiru Inoue, a lawyer who is an expert at dealing with these criminals on their own terms. This film by Juzo Itami combines action with farce, as an all-out war ensues. Written by Tad Dibbern
Style: humorous, clever, biting, suspense, realistic, witty, semi serious
Plot: hotel, gangsters, crimes, hitman, crime, journalism, satire, danger, farce, dishonesty, media, criminal heroes, disorder, nothing goes right, mistaken identity, woman in danger, social decay, criminal's revenge, partners against crime, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, tough heroes, lawyer, yakuza, strong female lead ...
Time: 90s

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