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Tag Archives: Kôji Yakusho
Shall We Dance? AKA Shall we dansu? (1996) Masayuki Suo, Kôji Yakusho, Tamiyo Kusakari, Naoto Takenaka
Shohei Sugiyama has attained all that he has wanted in life. But he is still depressed and unhappy. Read More »
The traumatized survivors of a murderous bus hijacking come together Read More »
Misumi has a criminal record dating back many years and is now under the spotlight again. Read More »
Samurai Koheita Mochizuki, who goes by the nickname Dora-Heita, meaning “alley cat” or “playboy” Read More »
Fireflies: River of Light (2003) Hiroshi Sugawara, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Risako Sugaya, Kôji Yakusho, Drama
At a class visit to Yamaguchi, Hajime lake, the basic school teacher gets pupils embark in the job to clean out the river and so the fireflies to fly once more. Read More »
Dopperugengâ / Doppelganger (2003) Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Kôji Yakusho, Hiromi Nagasaku, Yûsuke Santamaria, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller
Hayasaki is an inventor working on an Artificial Body. It is not going well and he is stressed out and on the verge of being fired from the research division of his company. Read More »
Kitsutsuki to ame / The Woodsman and the Rain (2011) Shûichi Okita, Kôji Yakusho, Shun Oguri, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Comedy
Rookie movie director Koichi and his crew travels to the mountain village of Yamamura to film his next movie. Read More »
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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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