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Woman in Witness Protection (1997)

Marutai no onna (original title)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nobuko Miyamoto ... Isono Biwako
Masahiko Nishimura ... Detective Tachibana
Yuji Murata Yuji Murata ... Detective Chikamatsu
Kazuya Takahashi Kazuya Takahashi ... Oki Tamayo
Masahiko Tsugawa Masahiko Tsugawa ... Shingyoji temple chief clerk
Tôru Emori Tôru Emori ... Nihonmatsu, Defence lawyer
Akira Nagoya Akira Nagoya ... Hatano, Older detective with glasses
Tarô Yamamoto ... Nakamura
Hôka Kinoshita Hôka Kinoshita ... Eiji
Daisuke Ryû ... Religious cult leader
Yoshimasa Kondô Yoshimasa Kondô ... Koshimizu Maneja
Aki Takejô Aki Takejô ... Assistant Miwa
Noboru Mitani Noboru Mitani ... Theatre Producer
Tôru Masuoka Tôru Masuoka ... Prosecutor
Akira Takarada Akira Takarada ... Police commissioner
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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

27 September 1997 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Chroniony swiadek See more »

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Production Co:

Itami Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Marutai: Drama, Comedy, Violence & the Triumph of Loyalty
20 October 2006 | by donshugginSee all my reviews

In this made-in-Japan drama/comedy/gangster movie from director Juzo Itami a star actress, Biwako (played by Nobuko Miyamoto), is the sole witness to a grizzly murder. The cops persuade Biwako to play the bait to catch the killers. Two veteran detectives are assigned to protect her at all times, and as the film progresses the guardians have no choice but to deal with the overly dramatic, hilarious, and sometimes harrowing ups-and-downs of Biwako's life. Beautifully shot and dynamically structured in a way that only the Japanese are capable of, Marutai reminds us that sometimes the most loyal friendships are formed under the darkest circumstances.


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