Ten Dark Women
|Ten Dark Women|
Original Japanese poster.
|Directed by||Kon Ichikawa|
|Produced by||Hiroaki Fujii|
|Written by||Natto Wada|
|Music by||Yasushi Akutagawa|
|Edited by||Tatsuji Nakashizu|
|Distributed by||Daiei Film|
A married television executive has many mistresses. Nine of the mistresses and his wife band together and plan to kill him. His wife tells him they are planning to kill him and they fake his death at a meeting of all ten women using a pistol loaded with blanks and a tomato.
The other women tell her that they were not really serious about killing him and run away. One of the women, Miwako, commits suicide, and her ghost comes back to view the proceedings. Then they find out that he is not really dead, and they decide to kill him again.
His wife divorces him and one of the other women takes him on.
Donald Richie describes it as "an extraordinarily black comedy ... the hilarious hell of a man whose wife, mistresses and girlfriends conspire to murder him".
|Kaze's wife||Fujiko Yamamoto|
|Sayoko Goto||Kyōko Kishida|
|Themselves||Hajime Hana and the Crazy Cats|
- "Kinema Junpo Eiga Detabesu - Kuroi Junin No Onna". Retrieved 26 February 2012.
- Richie, Donald (1982). The Japanese Movie (Rev ed.). Tokyo: Kodansha International. p. 164. ISBN 4770097670.
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