Tag Archives: Kôji Yakusho
Kitsutsuki to ame / The Woodsman and the Rain (2011) Shûichi Okita, Kôji Yakusho, Shun Oguri, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Comedy
Kôrei / Seance (2000) Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Kôji Yakusho, Jun Fubuki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Drama, Horror, Thriller
A psychic housewife and her husband become burdened with a kidnapped girl who escaped her assailant. Junko will not let her husband call the hospital or the police for purely selfish reasons. The girl dies while still in their house and her ghost begins to haunt not only Junko but also her husband, Sato (Koji Yakusho).
Kyua / Cure (1997) Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Masato Hagiwara, Kôji Yakusho, Tsuyoshi Ujiki, Crime, Horror, Mystery
A wave of gruesome murders is sweeping Tokyo. The only connection is a bloody X carved into the neck of each of the victims. In each case, the murderer is found near the victim and remembers nothing of the crime. Detective Takabe and psychologist Sakuma are called in to figure out the connection, but their investigation goes nowhere. An odd young man is arrested near the scene of the latest murder, who has a strange effect on everyone who comes into contact with him. Detective Takabe starts a series of interrogations to determine the man’s connection with the killings.
White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover visiting her when he’s away, suddenly returns home and kills her. After eight years in prison, he returns to live in a small village, opens a barber shop (he was trained as a barber in prison) and talks almost to no-one except for the eel he “befriended” in prison. One day he finds the unconscious body of Keiko, who attempted suicide and reminds him of his wife. She starts to work at his shop, but he doesn’t let her become close to him.
Dora-heita / Alley Cat (2000) Kon Ichikawa, Kôji Yakusho, Yûko Asano, Tsurutarô Kataoka, Action, Crime
Samurai Koheita Mochizuki, who goes by the nickname Dora-Heita, meaning “alley cat” or “playboy,” pretends to be an alcoholic magistrate but is in actuality an envoy from the daimyo sent to clean up the corrupt and lawless town. His task is complicated by the unexpected arrival of his mistress Kosei.
Ichimei / Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011) Takashi Miike, Kôji Yakusho, Munetaka Aoki, Naoto Takenaka, Drama
An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.
Hotaru no hoshi / Fireflies: River of Light (2003) Hiroshi Sugawara, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Risako Sugaya, Kôji Yakusho, Drama
In a class trip to Yamaguchi, Hajime river, the elementary school teacher gets students embark passionately in the project to clean the river and thus the fireflies to fly over it once again. But Hajime have problems with parents, the school administration and to the city itself as the river is part of a plan to build new buildings.