Nearly a decade after being fired by Nikkatsu Studios, Suzuki returned to the director’s chair with this titillating tale of a model who is groomed to become a professional golfer as a publicity stunt. When she turns out to be good at the sport, her success leads a deranged fan to hatch a blackmail scheme.
Director: Seijun Suzuki. AKA 悲愁物語 / A Tale of Sorrow and Sadness.
Writers: Ikki Kajiwara (story), Atsushi Yamatoya (screenplay).
Stars: Kyôko Enami, Yoshio Harada, Masumi Okada, Shûji Sano, Yoko Shiraki, Jô Shishido.