All Genres: Biography, Drama
Release Year: 1998
Director: Nobuhiko Obayashi
Writing by: Yûko Nishizawa – writer
Produced by: Hisao Nabeshima – executive producer
Kyoko Obayashi – producer
Cast: Hitomi Kuroki – Sada Abe
Tsurutaro Kataoka – Tatsuzo Kikumoto
Norihei Miki – Takuzo Abe
Kippei Shiina – Masaru Okada
Toshie Negishi – Yoshi Kikumoto
Bengal – Sanosuke Tachibana
Renji Ishibashi – Shinkichi
Kyusaku Shimada – Takiguchi
Yasufumi Hayashi – Young Soldier
Hisashi Igawa – Detective
Mansaku Ikeuchi – Toshihiko Saito
Music: Sotaro Manabu
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Plot Outline: The film follows the life of Sada Abe, who became a celebrity in 1936 after strangling her lover and slicing off his penis.
Plot: Based upon the case of Sada Abe, who on May 17 1936 killed and emasculated her lover. These events took place during a period of war, economic depression, public unease and growing militarism, a time of unrest and confusion when public opinion was, at best, unpredictable. Sada, condemned by the law, found herself lionized by the press and hailed as a 'saint' of love. Because she committed murder out of passion, the purity of her motivation elevated her from the status of criminal to that of popular heroine.
Movie Quotes: Felix Bean: Well, there's no way she heard that.
Zach: How do you know?
Felix Bean: She would have called by now.
“>Phone begins to ring]
Felix Bean: I'm not here.
Grogan: Me neither.
Zach: Me neither.
Freaky Reaky: Me neither.
Matt: Me neither.
Grogan:”>On answering machine] Greetings earthing. At the lazor please record your communication… And take me to your leader
“>Lazor sounds on recording]
Matt: That is the funniest message I've ever heard.
Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
Outtakes are shown during the end credits.
Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Anachronisms: Scenes in the film which could only have taken place during the period spanning the late 1960s through the '70s featured computer equipment that was developed no earlier than the mid-to-late '80s.
Trivia: There are 2 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- Included in Warner Home Video's 2006 6-disc DVD release “The Busby Berkeley Collection”.
- Vitaphone release #1662.