Keiji Monogatari (1982)

Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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Detective Gen Katayama (Tetsuya Takeda, who also co-scripted) raids a Turkish bathhouse and saves Hisako Misawa (Hisayo Ariga) a deaf woman, from her fate -- she was sold into prostitution by her father. When the detective has a case in another city, he takes Hisako along and the two soon join forces to hunt down their respective bad guys, with Katayama slowly helping Hisako adjust to a normal life. Their sensitive treatment of each other is diametrically opposed to the karate scenes between the detective and the villains, not to mention some odd slapstick moments -- a real mix of intentions that might have benefitted from some time in the blender.

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damsel-in-distress, deafness, detective, friendship, invasion, man, odd-friendship, partner, rescue, white-slavery, woman