A Taxing Woman
[ 1987 ][
Director: Itami Juzo 伊丹十三
Plot:Ryoko Itakura is a government tax agent who has just landed a big promotion. Her first assignment is to catch wheeler-dealer Hideki Gondo. She has a tough job, since in Japan tax evasion is an art and Gondo is, in effect, Rembrandt. Her job is complicated by a growing sympathy for the rogue and by political pressure to lay off.
A Taxing Woman (マルサの女 Marusa no onna)[a] is a 1987 Japanese film written and directed by Juzo Itami. It won numerous awards, including six major Japanese Academy awards.
The title character of the film, played by Nobuko Miyamoto, is a tax investigator for the Japanese National Tax Agency who employs various techniques to catch tax evaders.