Search results for "Kô Nishimura"


Endless Desire (1958)

Set in post-war Japan, a group of five, four men and one woman, gathers in the basement of a butcher shop to dig up a cache of morphine buried during the war. A grimly ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Shôhei Imamura
CAST:  Shizuko Kasagi  •  Tomiko Hattori  •  Misako Watanabe  •  Reiji Akitsu

Gorath (1962) RT Audience 50%

In 1980, a giant planetoid named Gorath is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. Even though it is smaller than Earth, its mass is huge enough to crush the Earth ...  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ishirô Honda
CAST:  Ryô Ikebe  •  Yumi Shirakawa  •  Akira Kubo  •  Kumi Mizuno

High and Low (1963)

An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Akira Kurosawa
CAST:  Toshiro Mifune  •  Tatsuya Nakadai  •  Kyôko Kagawa  •  Tatsuya Mihashi

My Second Brother (1959)

The film tells the story of four orphans living in an impoverished mining town. An adaptation of a best-selling book based on the diary of a ten-year-old zainichi (ethnic ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Shôhei Imamura
CAST:  Hiroyuki Nagato  •  Kayo Matsuo  •  Takeshi Okimura  •  Akiko Maeda

Pigs and Battleships (1961)

In the city of Yokosuka, Kinta and his lover Haruko, both involved with yakuza, brave the post-occupation period with a goal to be together.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Shôhei Imamura
CAST:  Hiroyuki Nagato  •  Jitsuko Yoshimura  •  Masao Mishima  •  Tetsurō Tamba

Red Beard (1965) RT 77% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Jul 2002

Aspiring to an easy job as personal physician to a wealthy family, Noboru Yasumoto is disappointed when his first post after medical school takes him to a small country clinic ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Akira Kurosawa
CAST:  Toshiro Mifune  •  Yûzô Kayama  •  Takashi Shimura  •  Kyôko Kagawa

Stolen Desire (1958) RT Audience 67%

A rumbunctious and ribald tale of a troupe of travelling actors who alternate highlights of kabuki theatre with strip shows.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Shôhei Imamura
CAST:  Osamu Takizawa  •  Shinichi Yanagisawa  •  Hiroyuki Nagato  •  Kô Nishimura

The Bad Sleep Well (1960)

A vengeful young man marries the daughter of a corrupt industrialist in order to seek justice for his father's staged suicide.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Akira Kurosawa
CAST:  Toshiro Mifune  •  Masayuki Mori  •  Kyôko Kagawa  •  Tatsuya Mihashi

The Burmese Harp (1956)

In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • War
DIRECTION:  Kon Ichikawa
CAST:  Rentarô Mikuni  •  Shôji Yasui  •  Jun Hamamura  •  Taketoshi Naitô

The Sword of Doom (1966) RT 75% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Mar 2005

Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopathic samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Kihachi Okamoto
CAST:  Tatsuya Nakadai  •  Yûzô Kayama  •  Michiyo Aratama  •  Yôko Naitô




Intentions of Murder (1964)

Sadako, cursed by generations before her and neglected by her common-law husband, falls prey to a brutal home intruder. But rather than become a victim, she forges a path to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Shôhei Imamura
CAST:  Masumi Harukawa  •  Kô Nishimura  •  Shigeru Tsuyuguchi  •  Yûko Kusunoki

Yojimbo (1961) RT 97% / Audience 96%

DVD release: Sep 1999

A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master, enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the local gambling trade. Taking ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Akira Kurosawa
CAST:  Toshiro Mifune  •  Tatsuya Nakadai  •  Yôko Tsukasa  •  Isuzu Yamada

The Temptress and the Monk (1959)

Nominated for Golden Berlin Bear.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Horror
DIRECTION:  Eisuke Takizawa
CAST:  Yumeji Tsukioka  •  Ryoji Hayama  •  Osamu Takizawa  •  Tadashi Kobayashi

Bushido, Samurai Saga (1963)

After a salary-man's fiancée attempts suicide, he recounts his gruesome family history, which sees generations of his ancestors sacrificing themselves for the sake of their ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Tadashi Imai
CAST:  Kinnosuke Nakamura  •  Eijirô Tôno  •  Kyoko Kishida  •  Masayuki Mori

Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice (1972)

Fearless Edo-period police inspector Hanzo Itami, nicknamed The Razor, has developed his own unique way of extracting information for his inquiries. His first adventure sees ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Kenji Misumi
CAST:  Shintarô Katsu  •  Kô Nishimura  •  Yukiji Asaoka  •  Mari Atsumi

Tsugaru Folk Song (1973)

A young girl is being asked about a man with whom she was keeping company, as her grandmother plays a lament on a shamisen. Then the focus changes to a couple arriving from ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Kôichi Saitô
CAST:  Kyôko Enami  •  Akira Oda  •  Mihoko Nakagawa  •  Kô Nishimura

Kuroi gashû: Aru sarariman no shôgen (1960)

Suspense drama about a married salaryman (Kobayashi) whose affair with one of his co-workers (Hara) is compromised when, returning from a clandestine meeting with his lover, ...  (more)

GENRES: Thriller
DIRECTION:  Hiromichi Horikawa
CAST:  Keiju Kobayashi  •  Chisako Hara  •  Akihiko Hirata  •  Tatsuyoshi Ehara

Intimidation (1960) RT Audience 82%

Koreyoshi Kurahara’s ingeniously plotted, pocket-size noir concerns the intertwined fates of a desperate bank manager, blackmailed for book-cooking, and his resentful but ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime
DIRECTION:  Koreyoshi Kurahara
CAST:  Jun Hamamura  •  Nobuo Kaneko  •  Yôko Kosono  •  Kôjirô Kusanagi

Bakumatsu zankoku monogatari (1964) RT Audience 100%

This is one of the bloodiest black and white films from the mid-sixties. This film tells the brutal story of a young recruit to the Shinsengumi, the para-military force of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Tai Katô
CAST:  Sumiko Fuji  •  Hashizo Okawa  •  Isao Kimura  •  Choichiro Kawarazaki