Former soldier, Suehiro Katsuji (Ken Takakura) fights violent gangs and powerful Chinese merchants during the post war period in Japan… Read More »
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Two twin girls are separated at birth. One grows up in a loving family. Read More »
Silence Has No Wings AKA Tobenai chinmoku (1966) Kazuo Kuroki, Mariko Kaga, Hiroyuki Nagato, Shôichi Ozawa
Following the journey of a caterpillar along the Japanese islands from Nagasaki to Hokkaido Read More »
Nianchan / My Second Brother (1960) Shôhei Imamura, Hiroyuki Nagato, Kayo Matsuo, Takeshi Okimura, Drama
Being a faithful ‘company man’, Yoshikawa moves steadily ahead within the Toho corporation. But Kaji, his old friend, makes his way through the dark side of the social world, working for a power broker who is plotting to take over Toho. Read More »
Buta to gunkan / Pigs and Battleships (1961) Shôhei Imamura, Hiroyuki Nagato, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Masao Mishima, Drama, Comedy, Crime
Kinta is caught in the mesh of poverty and opts out by joining the local yakuza gang. His greed draws him into the drug dealing, pimping, and racketeering that fill the gang’s coffers. Read More »
Nusumareta yokujô / Stolen Desire (1958) Shôhei Imamura, Osamu Takizawa, Shin’ichi Yanagisawa, Hiroyuki Nagato, Comedy
A rumbunctious and ribald tale of a troupe of travelling actors who alternate highlights of kabuki theatre with strip shows.
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The day before Japan announces its defeat in WW2, a very ill Shusaku arrives in Okayama. He meets Shinko, an innkeeper, who inadvertently gives him the will to live as he spies her crying one day. As romance blossoms, the secret death wish he’d brought with him contends with true love for precedence in their relationship. Based on the book by Shinya Fujiwara.
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