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)

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

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

Watashi o daite soshite kisu shite (1992)

Keiko’s life is turned upside down when she discovers that she has been infected with HIV. As she struggles to cope with the situation and resist the infection, she finds new ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Jun'ya Satô
CAST:  Yôko Minamino  •  Hidekazu Akai  •  Tomokazu Miura  •  Mitsuru Hirata

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)

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

Sleep of the Beast (1960)

When a middle aged salaryman is unknowingly used by drug traffickers he is dishonored and fires back at the Yakuza bosses, with destructive consequences.  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Seijun Suzuki
CAST:  Hiroyuki Nagato  •  Kazuko Yoshiyuki  •  Shoichi Ozawa  •  Shinsuke Ashida

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)

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

Amagi Pass (1983)

Japan in the 1940s. A high school boy went into a magic encounter with Ozuka Hana, a geisha (pub-girl) when he traveled through Amagi Pass. A mysterious murder took place ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Fantasy • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Haruhiko Mimura
CAST:  Yūko Tanaka  •  Yoichiro Ito  •  Kazuko Yoshiyuki  •  Kenzo Kaneko

Tokyo Family (2013)

In this film director Yoji Yamada bows down before his teacher and role model. Yamada was assistant director on Yazujirō Ozu’s Tōkyō monogatari, a moving family portrait set ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Yôji Yamada
CAST:  Isao Hashizume  •  Kazuko Yoshiyuki  •  Yû Aoi  •  Satoshi Tsumabuki

Crossroads (2011)

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

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

Kaerazaru hibi (1978)

The story of a high school boy (Toshiyuki Nagashima) in Tokyo returning to his home town of Nagano upon the death of his father.  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Toshiya Fujita
CAST:  Toshiyuki Nagashima  •  Jun Etô  •  Mayumi Asano  •  Kaori Takeda




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)

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

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)

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

Oriume (2002)

About a family shouldering an unexpected responsibility when Alzheimer's disease strikes their grandmother. The superb cast portrays this serious and realistic situation with ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Hisako Matsui
CAST:  Mieko Harada  •  Kazuko Yoshiyuki  •  Masa Tommies  •  Asami Tano

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)

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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)

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

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)

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

Metro ni notte (2006) RT Audience 57%

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

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

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