Titles You Haven't Rated (17)
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It is the 1970s and Yong Gil has immigrated to Japan from South Korea and operates a barbecue restaurant. He also operates a wife and three daughters. The daughters are a drama unto themselves when it comes to men with feelings as volatile as a tank of estrogen. What is worse is that the three girls are sometimes in love with married men and married men married to the other sister. (imdb)
A theater troupe rehearsing a classic play of murder, betrayal and phantasmagorical vengeance find life bloodily imitating art backstage. (TIFF)
Based on a 1967 children's book by British writer Joan G. Robinson. Anna (voiced by Sara Takatsuki), an unhappy 12-year-old orphan who calls her kindly adoptive mother "aunt," and Marnie (Kasumi Arimura), an outgoing, if mysterious, blonde-haired girl become friends while Anna is spending a summer on the Hokkaido coast with her mother's relatives. It quickly becomes apparent, however, that Marnie is not what she seems and that the story will be more than an ode to budding female friendship. (japantimes.co.jp)
A former hospital director runs an antiques shop in Ashibetsu with her family. (imdb)
Two troubled young lovers - a gambler and a stripper - run off to the tranquil Japanese countryside to marry and start a new life. But their dark past follows them in the form of a veteran loan shark. (imdb)
Set on the backdrop of 1979 a group of troublemaking teenagers led by Mamachari (Hayato Ichihara) decide to prank Chuzai-san (Kuranosuke Sasaki) the local police officer who caught Mamachari's friend Saijo (Takuya Ishida) for speeding on his scooter, Chuzai-san gets them suspended from school which only causes the teenagers to retaliate, They discover that Chuzai-san is married to an attractive woman named Kanako (Kumiko Aso) only making their pranks worse. (asianmediawiki.com)
Imprint (2006) - TV Episode
Set in the mid 1800s, Christopher is an American journalist who ventures to Japan to search for the prostitute he loved and abandoned years earlier. But when he ventures to an island off the coast, he sees that human demons and whores rule the land where a deformed courtesan awaits his arrival leading to a tale of extreme cruelty and perverse vengeance.
In the first installment of the "Shiiku series," a young woman becomes captured by a postal worker. (asianwiki.com)
The Road (2001) - TV Movie
Yuichi, a middle-aged businessman who has been down on his luck lately, finds himself lost on the road. Unable to call his home or office from an old roadside phone booth, he tries to contact a friend he has not spoken to for years who works at a hospital in the area. His friend talks about meeting a woman that Yuichi knows died that very day 30 years ago, and he is left perplexed.
Seven years after the death of his wife, company executive Aoyama is invited to sit in on auditions for an actress. Leafing through the resumés in advance, his eye is caught by Yamazaki Asami, a striking young woman with ballet training. On the day of the audition, she's the last person they see. Aoyama is hooked. He notes her number from her file, calls her and takes her to dinner. He hesitates to call again, worried that he'll seem too eager... (imdb)
Years after moving to Tokyo with her parents, Hinako returns to her hometown in rural Shikoku. She soon learns that her childhood friend, Sayuri, died several years ago and that Sayuri's mother, who used to perform seances and exorcisms, has gone almost insane with grief. After seeing Sayuri's ghost several times during the night, Hinako consults with some local experts on the paranormal and discovers that Sayuri's mother has something planned for her daughter... (imdb)
The film follows the life of Sada Abe, who became a celebrity in 1936 after strangling her lover and slicing off his penis.
A young foot soldier in the yakuza seeks revenge when his prostitute girlfriend dies after a session with a high-ranking Japanese politician with a taste for torture. He sets out on a 'kamikaze' mission to kill his bosses and the politician; along the way, he acquires the aid of a taxi driver who has recently returned to Japan after living in South America for several decades and is struggling to cope with poverty and the prejudices of native-born Japanese. (imdb)
Shuji Ito is a gay high school senior in love with his best friend, the naïve and straight-laced Hiroyuki Yoshida. Yet Ito is too afraid of messing up his friendship with Yoshida and destroying his persona as a "normal" high school student to tell him. Meanwhile, Yoshida as fallen for the new transfer student Kasane Aihara, who harbors her own dark secret (allmovie.com)
The story centers on an elderly hibakusha, who lost her husband in the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki, caring for her four grandchildren over the summer. She learns of a long-lost brother, Suzujiro, living in Hawaii who wants her to visit him before he dies. American film star Richard Gere appears as Suzujiro's son Clark.
A collection of tales based upon the dreams of Kurosawa.
Nobuhiko Obayashi directed this 1986 film based on the novel of the same title by Yoshio Kataoka. His stylish direction uses B/W and colour photography. It stars Kiwako Harada (this marks her movie debut, and she has a nude scene which was quite a sensation when it came out). (poorafilmy.com)