The same situation is played out in different cities (New York, Berlin and Tokyo). A lover has to choose whether to commit to a partner who is returning home. In each case there are other people involved, an ex-partner and someone else in a “permanent” relationship, what do they choose to do?
Tag Archives: Japan
Ishinaka sensei gyôjôki / Conduct Report on Professor Ishinaka (1950) Mikio Naruse, Ryô Ikebe, Yûji Hori, Toshirô Mifune, Comedy
Daiamondo wa kizutsukanai / The Unspoiled Diamond (1982) Toshiya Fujita, Misako Tanaka, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Mariko Kaga, Drama, Romance
Story of 20-year-old college student is involved in middle-aged lecturer to Kakemochi the prep of several for liquor and women, eventually greet goodbye. This strange their relationship staring to cool, while blurring the loneliness of modern man, one of the female college student is going to journey to the adult ….
Ichiban utsukushiku / The Most Beautiful (1944) Akira Kurosawa, Takashi Shimura, Sôji Kiyokawa, Ichirô Sugai, Drama
During World War II, the management of a war industry of optical instruments for weapons requests an effort from the workers to increase the productivity during four months. The target for male workers is an increase of 100% of the production, but the female workers, led by the dedicated Tsuru Watanabe, ask the direction to surpass their goal from 50% to 70%. During the period, the women have to overcome illness and their personal problems to complete their quota.
Barber Yoshino / Yoshino’s Barber Shop (2004) Naoko Ogigami, Kazuyuki Asano, Hoshi Ishida, Shinnosuke Miyao, Comedy
In a small town on the countryside, every young boy is forced to have the same bowl-head haircut known as the “Yoshino-gari” hairstyle. Then one day, a drastic change occurs when a transfer student with bleached hair comes from Tokyo.
Hateshinaki yokubô / Endless Desire (1958) Shôhei Imamura, Reiji Akitsu, Shinsuke Ashida, Takeshi Katô, Comedy
On August 15, ten years after the Pacific War, five people meet at a station. Their purpose is to dig out a cache of morphine — now worth sixty million yen — that HASHIMOTO, an army medical officer, buried in an air-raid shelter in this city on the day the war ended. The five are: SHIMA, a beautiful woman who claims that she is HASHIMOTO’s younger sister and that her brother is dead; NAKADA, a pharmacist; ONUMA, who owns a Chinese restaurant; YAMAMOTO, a thug; and SAWAI, who says he is a junior high school teacher. But HASHIMOTO originally had only three accomplices — and hid the morphine late at night, so they did not know each other’s identities. There is one person too many in the group, but they do not know whom. A butcher shop now stands over the old air-raid shelter. The five decide to rent a vacant house across the street, and dig a tunnel to the butcher shop.
Nusumareta yokujô / Stolen Desire (1958) Shôhei Imamura, Osamu Takizawa, Shin’ichi Yanagisawa, Hiroyuki Nagato, Comedy
Veronika wa shinu koto ni shita / Veronika Decides to Die (2005) Kei Horie, Yôko Maki, Wan Lee, Jun Fubuki, Drama
Towa lives in a peculiar sanatorium after committing suicide. Convalescing in sanatorium, she is informed that she has only 7 days to live. Isolated within their worlds, strange people live in this sanatorium and try to avoid making any contact with her. However, Claude a man who lost his power of speech feels sympathetic towards her and their every lovable things give true colors to the life and inspire Towa’s honest desire for the life.
Kenka erejî / Fighting Elegy (1966) Seijun Suzuki, Hideki Takahashi, Yûsuke Kawazu, Junko Asano, Action, Comedy, Drama
In Okayama in the mid-1930s, Kiroku attends high school and boards with a Catholic family whose daughter, Michiko, captures his heart. He must, however, hide his ardor and other aspects of his emerging sexuality, focusing his energy on a gang he joins, breaking school rules, and getting into scuffles (he tells her, “Oh, Michiko, I don’t masturbate, I fight”). He comes under the influence of a young tough nicknamed Terrapin, and together they lead fights against rival gangs. Gradually, Kiroku and Terrapin align themselves with the right-wing Kita Ikki, and Kiroku becomes a stand-in for the attitudes of Japanese youth who embraced the imperialism leading to World War II.
Kiba Ôkaminosuke / Samurai Wolf (1966) Hideo Gosha, Isao Natsuyagi, Ryôhei Uchida, Junko Miyazono, Action, Adventure, Drama
This is the story of a vagrant samurai – the solitary, savage and scrupulous Kiba – who arrives at a village to defend a beautiful, blind woman against a sinister plot. Her assailants then send against him another samurai, named Sana, who is without scruples. The fight between them will become personal, for the honor and love of the blind woman.