Kumokiri Nizaemon, a former samurai warrior, has abandoned his class Read More »
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When Sokichi stops providing his long-time lover Kikuyo enough money to pay for the care of their three young children Read More »
A freestyle, imagined telling of the life of shaman queen Himiko Read More »
Two twin girls are separated at birth. One grows up in a loving family. Read More »
Gennosuke, a clan retainer, kills one of the clan ministers as part of a plot to achieve reform. Read More »
Set in Osaka in the 18th century, the film centers on the doomed romance between Jihei (Kichiemon Nakamura) Read More »
Five years ago Minako spent a night with Sozo, the younger brother of her ex-husband. Read More »
A reckless student contemplates terrorism in a prescient film that confirmed Shinoda as a fearless member of Shochiku’s iconoclastic New Wave. Read More »
A young woman begins murdering all those responsible for her ailing father’s condition. Read More »
In 1863, when Americans warships approach Japan, a enigmatic ronin becomes a important figure in a complex game of power between the Shogunate and the empire. Read More »
Harakiri (1962) Masaki Kobayashi, Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Ishihama, Shima Iwashita, Action, Drama, History
Following the collapse of his clan, an unemployed samurai (Tatsuya Nakadai) arrives at the manor of Lord Iyi, begging to be allowed to commit ritual suicide on the property. Read More »
A car going at 25 mph plunges into the sea at Shinko Harbour, Toyama prefecture. Read More »
Sanma no aji / An Autumn Afternoon (1962) Yasujirô Ozu, Chishû Ryû, Shima Iwashita, Keiji Sada, Drama
In the early 60’s in Tokyo, the widower Hirayama is a former captain from the Japanese navy that works as a manager of a factory and lives with his twenty-four year-old daughter Michiko and his son Kazuo in his house.
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Seijo densetsu / No More God, No More Love (1985) Tôru Murakawa, Hiromi Gô, Shima Iwashita, Miyuki Ono, Crime, Drama, Romance
Released after seven years in prison, an inveterate thug goes from strength to ruthless strength as he makes his way through a succession of dubious jobs, illegal schemes, and brutal romances.
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Kiri no shigosen / Meridian in the Mist (1996) Masanobu Deme, Shima Iwashita, Sayuri Yoshinaga, Tetsuya Chikushi, Drama
A story of friendship between two women, Yae and Kiyoko. Their friendship is tested when artist Yae, who suffers from fatal illness, develops special feelings towards her best friend Kiyoko’s boyfriend Kosuke.
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