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The Graceful Brute (1962)

Shitoyakana kedamono (original title)
A greedy, materialistic family attempts to cover-up the embezzlement committed by the son while keeping their other schemes active. They discover there are other, equally conniving players involved.

Director:

Yûzô Kawashima

Writer:

Kaneto Shindô
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ayako Wakao ... Yukie Mitani, the agent's accountant
Yûnosuke Itô Yûnosuke Itô ... Tokizo Maeda, ex soldier
Hisano Yamaoka Hisano Yamaoka ... Yoshino, Tokizo's wife
Yûko Hamada Yûko Hamada ... Tomoko, Tokizo's daughter (as Yuko Hamada)
Eiji Funakoshi ... Eisaku Kamiya, the tax collector
Manamitsu Kawabata Manamitsu Kawabata ... Minoru, Tokizo's son
Shôichi Ozawa Shôichi Ozawa ... Pinosaku, the singer
Hideo Takamatsu Hideo Takamatsu ... Ichiro Katori, Talent agents manager
Kyû Sazanka Kyû Sazanka ... Shuntaro Yoshizawa, Writer
Chôchô Miyako Chôchô Miyako ... Yuki
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A greedy, materialistic family attempts to cover-up the embezzlement committed by the son while keeping their other schemes active. They discover there are other, equally conniving players involved.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 December 1962 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Deluxe Animal See more »

Filming Locations:

Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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Production Co:

Daiei Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Clever and Original!
8 July 2002 | by nywwjpsaSee all my reviews

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!


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