Search results for "Kazuko Yoshiyuki"

Departures (2008)

Daigo, a cellist, is laid off from his orchestra and moves with his wife back to his small hometown where the living is cheaper. Thinking he’s applying for a job at a travel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yôjirô Takita
CAST:  Masahiro Motoki  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Ryoko Hirosue  •  Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Crossroads (2011)

Domestic drama focusing on a soon to be retired train driver and his wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masatoshi Kurakata
CAST:  Tomokazu Miura  •  Eiko Koike  •  Michié  •  Kimiko Yo

Leonie (2010) RT 42% / Audience 50%

DVD release: May 2013

In the lush tradition of the glorious films of Merchant and Ivory, comes the true life story of Leonie Gilmour (Emily Mortimer), whose life crossed continents, wars and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hisako Matsui
CAST:  Emily Mortimer  •  Kazuko Yoshiyuki  •  Nakamura Shidō II  •  Christina Hendricks

Wool 100% (2006) RT 100% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Dec 2007

A drama of two aging women who live a solitary life collecting discarded items from a nearby town. One day they return home to find a young girl knitting a red sweater in ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Fantasy • Foreign • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Mai Tominaga
CAST:  Kyoko Kishida  •  Kazuko Yoshiyuki  •  Ayu Kitaura  •  Carolina Kaneda

Kamataki (2005) RT Audience 94%

Twenty-three-year-old Ken has difficulty coping with the death of his father. His mother send him to his uncle Takuma in Japan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Gagnon
CAST:  Matthew Smiley  •  Tatsuya Fuji  •  Christopher Heyerdahl  •  Naho Watanabe

Kikujirō no Natsu (1999)

Brash, loudmouthed and opportunistic, Kikujiro is the unlikely companion for Masao who is determined to see the mother he has never met. The two begin a series of adventures ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Takeshi Kitano
CAST:  Takeshi Kitano  •  Yusuke Sekiguchi  •  Kayoko Kishimoto  •  Yûko Daike

Chizuko's Younger Sister (1991)

Chizuko and Mika are sisters who get along very well, and have a good relationship, but one day Chizuko dies unexpectedly in an accident. Mika always feels undermined for not ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nobuhiko Obayashi
CAST:  Hikari Ishida  •  Tomoko Nakajima  •  Toshinori Omi  •  Yuri Nakae

Kyôshû (1988)

The Yamaoki family moved from Kyoto to Tosa around the turn of the '50s; local school teacher Hirao becomes involved with Yasuko, sister to Sumio.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takehiro Nakajima
CAST:  Hiroshi Nishikawa  •  Kayano Komaki  •  Kazuko Yoshiyuki  •  Masahiko Tsugawa

Empire of Passion (1978)

A young man has an affair with an older woman. He is very jealous of her husband and decides that they should kill him. One night, after the husband had plenty of sake to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Romance
DIRECTION:  Nagisa Ōshima
CAST:  Tatsuya Fuji  •  Kazuko Yoshiyuki  •  Takahiro Tamura  •  Takuzo Kawatani

Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)

Lady Snowblood is caught by the police and sentenced to death for her crimes. As she is sent to the gallows she is rescued by the secret police who offer her a deal to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Toshiya Fujita
CAST:  Meiko Kaji  •  Juzo Itami  •  Kazuko Yoshiyuki  •  Yoshio Harada

Foundry Town (1962)

Set in Kawaguchi in the early 60s, this simple story chronicles the lives of foundry families and one girl's dreams of higher education.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirirô Urayama
CAST:  Sayuri Yoshinaga  •  Mitsuo Hamada  •  Eijirô Tôno  •  Shoichi Ozawa

Gabai Granny (2006)

Gabai Granny is based on the bestseller Saga No Gabai Baachan (Gabai Granny from Saga), which is penned by comedian Shimada Yoshichi as he recounts his childhood memories of ...  (more)

CAST:  Kazuko Yoshiyuki  •  Yûji Miyake  •  Youki Kudoh

Mosquito on the Tenth Floor (1983)

A lower-middle-class policeman lives decadently, chasing cheap beer and girls at the same time he's running from loan sharks and his personal expectations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yôichi Sai
CAST:  Yuya Uchida  •  Kyôko Koizumi  •  Ann Lewis  •  Kai Atô

Sansan (2013)

Lonely after the death of her husband, whom she nursed for years, Tae decides to find a new life partner. Her family and friends try to dissuade her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bunji Sotoyama
CAST:  Kazuko Yoshiyuki  •  Akira Takarada  •  Gaku Yamamoto

Metro ni notte (2006) RT Audience 57%

Shinji (Shinichi Tsutsumi) steps out of a train station to find himself transported back to 1964.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tetsuo Shinohara
CAST:  Shinichi Tsutsumi  •  Takao Ohsawa  •  Aya Okamoto  •  Takako Tokiwa

A Heartful of Love (2005)

Hiroshi, a 30 year-old businessman, has traveled back in time 20 years. He encounters Kazumi, a young woman who was gravely ill. Hiroshi regarded this as an opportunity to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Akihiko Shiota
CAST:  Hideaki Ito  •  Mimura  •  Chieko Baishô  •  Ryo Katsuji

When Marnie Was There (2014) RT 92% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Oct 2015

A young girl is sent to the country for health reasons, where she meets an unlikely friend in the form of Marnie, a young girl with flowing blonde hair. As the friendship ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Drama
DIRECTION:  Hiromasa Yonebayashi
CAST:  Kasumi Arimura  •  Sara Takatsuki  •  Nanako Matsushima  •  Susumu Terajima