A Taxing Woman’s Return
Directed by Juzo Itami • 1988 • Japan
Starring Nobuko Miyamoto, Rentaro Mikuni, Masahiko Tsugawa
Nobuko Miyamoto returns to the role of Ryoko Itakura, the tough-as-nails government tax investigator whom you most definitely don’t want to cross, in Juzo Itami’s energetic, genre-twisting follow-up to A TAXING WOMAN. Slightly darker in tone than the more comedic original, this outing finds the tenacious Ryoko deploying her skills in order to expose a fanatical religious cult lead by a corrupt sociopath (Rentaro Mikuni) concealing billions in illegal funds.
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