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My Toei wet dreams have been coming true lately as "A True Story of the Private Ginza Police" and "Operation Plazma in Osaka" have finally been subbed. I'm not going to start about the English titles these films and many others have been given but Plazma......???
While watching "Ginza" was like receiving an electric shock and one of the most nihilistic films that I've ever seen "Operation" was as if meeting a group of friends that you hadn't seen for…
Masumura's noir about two competing automotive manufacturers who stop at nothing to spy on each other depicts Japanese capitalism as a vile and rotten beast in which there are no good guys to be found. The success of the company comes before everything else in this brilliantly shot and scored film.
The only good thing about this film is a scene where Tomisaburō Wakayama is sitting in a movie theatre watching a film with Tomisaburō Wakayama and asks:
'Who is that actor' and the guy next to him goes 'That's Tomisaburō Wakayama'.
'Is he a big star?'
'He's not that popular, he's a c-list actor'
'Oh, a must see actor?'