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2004

Lady Joker

Lady Joker

レディ・ジョーカー

(C) 2004 LadyJoker Producdtion Committee

(C) 2004 LadyJoker Producdtion Committee

Release Date
December, 11th, 2004
Running Time
121 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

NIKKATSU, TOEI, Mainichi Newspapers, TV Asahi, Aoi Advertising Promotion, The Sports Nippon Newspapers, Nippan

[ Story ]

Shiroyama (Nagatsuka Kyozo), the president of major brewing corporation, Hinode Beer, is kidnapped by a mysterious group who call themselves "Lady Joker", but is strangely released without incident soon after. Unbeknownst to the police, the kidnappers have demanded that Hinode pay 2 billion yen to guarantee the safety of the true target: 3,500,000 kiloliters of Hinode's beer. In order to protect their livelihoods, the brewery's executives decide to secretly comply with Lady Joker's demands. A young detective (Tokushige Satoshi) assigned to protect Hinode's president suspects that all is not what it seems and begins his own investigation while his colleagues are led on a merry chase by the extortionists. In fact, Lady Joker is actually nothing more than a disparate alliance formed by the elderly owner of a small drug store (Watari Tetsuya), a truck driver (Osugi Ren), a young factory worker (Kato Haruhiko), an ethnic Korean financial expert (Fukikoshi Mitsuru) and a cynical rogue cop (Kikkawa Koji).
Prolific filmmaker Hirayama Hideyuki (A Laughing Frog, Samurai Resurrection) adeptly directs this multi-layered crime thriller that addresses social injustices inherent in Japanese society.

[ Contact (International) ]

Nikkatsu Corporation
International Sales

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Attn: KAWAI Emico, FURUKAWA Mami, KATO Taku, SUNG Tzwei
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E-mail: international@nikkatsu.co.jp
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