A decapitation at the hands of the shogun’s monstrous misbegotten son kicks off the action and draws nomadic Nemuri Kyoshiro (Raizô Ichikawa) into more sword-fighting adventures when he’s blamed for the beheading.
Tag Archives: Japan
Heres to the girls (1949) Keisuke Kinoshita, Shûji Sano, Setsuko Hara, Sugisaku Aoyama, Comedy, Romance
Keizo Ishizu (Shuji Sano), owner of a car shop in Tokyo, meets Yasuko Ikeda (Setsuko Hara), the daughter of a former aristocratic family, on a matchmaking date arranged by Mr. Sato (Takeshi Sakamoto), a regular customer.
11·25 jiketsu no hi: Mishima Yukio to wakamono-tachi (2012) Kôji Wakamatsu, Shinobu Terajima, Arata Iura, Hanae Kan, Drama
On November 25th 1970, a man committed ritual suicide inside the Tokyo headquarters of the Japanese Ministry of Defence, leaving behind a legacy of masterpieces and a controversy that echoes to this day.
Wittgenstein (1993) Derek Jarman, Karl Johnson, Michael Gough, Tilda Swinton, Biography, Comedy, Drama
A dramatization, in modern theatrical style, of the life and thought of the Viennese-born, Cambridge-educated philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), whose principal interest was the nature and limits of language.
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.