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1971

Kawaii akujo

Lill, My Darling Witch

可愛い悪女

Release Date
September, 15th, 1971
Running Time
84 min
Genre
Feature
Color
-
Screening Format
-

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

SHOCHIKU

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

SHOCHIKU

[ Story ]

Lill is the nickname for a young and charming camera-woman (Fan Wen-Chiao) working for a magazine. One night, she is called to a bar by the president of her company (Yusuke Takida) who tells her that his wife (Etsuko Ikuta) is having an affair with his chief editor (Tadao Nakamaru) at a hotel. The boss takes her to a motel, where he calls his wife at the hotel asking her to come to a secluded bridge. Lill drives him there and, when his wife appears, leaves him. Then, he is killed by Kudo, his wife's lover. Next morning the president is found dead and his wife summoned by the police. But Kudo testifies he had been with her in the hotel that night. Lill suspects Kudo had killed the president to get his wife and firm as well and starts her own investigation.
On the other hand, Kudo is told by the widow that a girl might have seen her on the bridge and orders his staff to find her, who he think is a killer. The searchers include Lill and her boy friend, Hata (Koji Moritsugu). Kudo suspects Lill and asks the bar and motel people to identify her as the mysterious girl. Though she manages to escape from his relentless probing, Kudo is finally convinced that Lill is the only witness who knows the truth. He corners her in a baseball stadium.
Kudo furiously pursues her in the quiet stadium and Lill struggles desperately for life. Then a car dashes toward her and she sees the widow at the wheel...

【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1972 15.1】

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