The Demon (1978)

Director
Yoshitaro Nomura

Main cast
Shima Iwashita; Ken Ogata; Mayumi Ogawa; Hiroki Iwase

Genres
Thriller, Foreign

Description
When Sokichi stops providing his long-time lover Kikuyo enough money to pay for the care of their three young children, Kikuyo leaves the children with Sokichi - and his very surprised and angry wife Oume - and disappears.


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