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Japanese murder mystery from late 70s or early 80s

Last year I read about a movie that I'd like to watch now, but forgot the name. Facts:

- Japanese
- from late 70s or early 80s
- murder mystery, psychological thriller
- about a woman who was found dead (maybe in the lake?)and there is only one witness who is interrogated by the police
- very long film, 3h or maybe even 4h long

I remember that the movie had several (2-3)reviews on imdb and there was somebody sitting in the darkness on the cover art (and cover art was black and white).
asked Feb 7, 2016 in Name That Movie by ozzy_tom (1 point)
edited Feb 8, 2016 by ozzy_tom