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Kofuku (film)

Kofuku
Theatrical poster
Directed byKon Ichikawa
Written byShinya Hidaka
Kon Ichikawa
Ikuko Oyabu
Based onLady, Lady I Did It
by Ed McBain
StarringYutaka Mizutani
Toshiyuki Nagashima
Rie Nakahara
Release date
  • 1981 (1981) (Japan)
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese

Kofuku (幸福, Kōfuku), also known as "Lonely Heart", is a 1981 Japanese mystery film directed by Kon Ichikawa, based upon the 1961 American novel Lady, Lady I Did It in Ed McBain's 87th Precinct series.[1][2][3] The film stars Yutaka Mizutani, Toshiyuki Nagashima and Rie Nakahara in a police procedural surrounding murder at a bookstore and the private lives of the cops trying to solve the case.

Cast

Reception

The New York Times said the film is moderately successful but the characterizations lack depth and detail.[4]

References

  1. ^ Maslin, Janet. "Kofuku: Japan's 'Lonely Heart'." 18 September 1982. New York Times, The. [1]
  2. ^ "幸福". Kinema Junpo. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  3. ^ "幸福". Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  4. ^ Maslin, Janet (18 September 1982). "Japan's 'Lonely Heart'". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 15 July 2024.


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