Kuroi Gashu: Aru Sarariman no Shogen (1960) AKA The Black Book / The Lost Alibi


A forty-year-old office worker, Ishino get good income, nice family and a love affair with girl co-worker. His life is mostly perfect. One day, way home after affair, Ishino run across his neighbor, Sugiyama. They had known each other but not so close . Ishino hadn’t worry that his affair has catch. A few days later, police told Ishino that Sugiyama was arrested on charge of murder and claiming he had met Ishino in that day. If Ishino proved the Sugiyama’s alibi, Ishino’s life will be destroyed. If he give false evidence, Sugiyama will be hanged…

Director: Hiromichi Horikawa. AKA The Black Book / 黒い画集 あるサラリーマンの証言
Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Chisako Hara, Tatsuyoshi Ehara, Chieko Nakakita, Kô Nishimura, Kôji Tsuruta, Kin Sugal, Nobuo Nakamura, Yutaka Sada, Akihiko Hirata, Asao Koike, Takamaru Sasaki, Atsuko Ichinomiya, Tadao Nakamaru.


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  1. Steves
    October 15, 2019

    Another lost gem brought back from wastebasket of time! Great work, Jon!

  2. Tony C
    October 15, 2019

    Thanks for finding this Jon despite my spelling mistake in the request : )

  3. Archie
    October 20, 2019

    A brillant fim, beautifully shot and acted. And a Simenon style story. Thank you so much.

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