In which a private detective drives a Subaru 360 all over Japan.

Although the Subaru 360 appears in many Japanese films, it rarely has such a prominent role as in this film. That said - I didn’t really enjoy this film, although visually it is quite well made.

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What I am curious about is why the Subaru 360 was chosen for this role. It’s not badass. But I don’t think it had a pitifully weak connotation it may have had if it were used in an American film from the same era. But I still wonder if it has some thematic significance, or if it was just used because it was one of the most common cars in Japan at the time.