Yet another tradition in the tradition of “ragtag misfits” in Japanese comedy…Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t tells the story of a university sumo club in Japan. Read More »
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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 »
Sentô shôjo: Chi no tekkamen densetsu / Mutant Girls Squad (2010) Noboru Iguchi, Asami, Naoto Takenaka, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
On her sixteenth birthday, Rin (Yumi Sugimoto), a bullied, timid schoolgirl witnesses her parents killed by fearful, anti-mutant humans. Read More »
Sanmon yakusha / By Player (2000) Kaneto Shindô, Naoto Takenaka, Keiko Oginome, Hideko Yoshida, Drama, Romance
Film inspired by the life of Japanese actor Taiji Tonoyama, with whom Kaneto Shindo had worked on many occasions, with the help of archive images and fragments of the most famous films of the director. The actress Nobuko Otowa adds dialogues facing the camera, as if she was talking to Tonoyama and remembering together old episodes of the interpreter, a past marked by alcoholism and a hectic sex life.
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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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