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Minbo: the Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion (1992)

Directed by Juzo Itami.
Starring Nobuko Miyamoto, Yasuo Daichi, Akira Takarada and Takehiro Murata.

Minbo: the Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion


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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

  • Original title: ミンボーの女
  • Release date: May 16, 1992
  • Status: Released
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama, Crime, Thriller
  • Runtime: 2h 3min
  • Producers: Toho Company, Ltd.


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