Ayako is charged with murdering her much older academic husband while climbing a mountain. Ayako was having an affair, apparently with her husband’s approval, and this complicates the trial.
High-rise window cleaner Katsuo sees an office lady in an awkward situation. He is smitten and pursues her hotly. They are both running away from a hopeless life in their villages. They fall in love, but she gets raped. Tragedy ensues.
A small-time criminal and bar master comes across a girl handcuffed to a telephone pole. He takes her home and helps her get back on her feet before dropping her off in the city. He is later surprised to find her inside his home when he returns one night. At the same time, a dictionary company employee is trying to launder 1.5 billion yen that he stole from a company president, which is unusable due to the serial numbers being recorded. The three characters are brought together by coincidence, and begin an enterprise to turn the 1.5 billion into money they can use.
In this Japanese drama, a young woman begins murdering all those responsible for her ailing father’s condition. First she torches her parents’ villa, and then slaughters all her lascivious mother’s lovers. Because the girl is so outwardly sweet and innocent, the detective looking into the deaths does not suspect her. Unbeknownst to him, the girl plans on turning herself in, but not before she kills one more person–her real father.
Based on Matsumoto Seicho’s classic mystery novel of the same name, the story centers on a senior detective who is determined to find the truth behind an apparent double suicide.
Every Monday at 6 pm a young woman is murdered in the subway. The psychiatrist Setsuko Suma is called in to assist the police. The trail leads to another psychiatrist – Dr Rei Aku – who Setsuko used to date. As she get closer to the solution, she gets more and more convinced that Aku’s deprogramming of former sect members is important.
Mod-sixties visuals and black humor mark this wild New Wave masterpiece about a vengeful contractor who hires a series of young killers to target a woman muckraker. Trouble brews when an amateur marksman shows up his eclectic competition.
Two brothers, Jinta and Wataru, are raised in a travelling circus. After an accident, Jinta decides to leave the circus and travels the countryside working as a con-man. After a run-in with a local gang of yakuza, he is invited to join their ranks, where he makes the mistake of falling for a boss’s mistress. Wataru stays with the circus and works hard to regain its former glory.