Search results for "Rentarô Mikuni"

Shinran: Path to Purity (1987)

In the 12th century, Buddhism was still a relatively new religion in Japan. At that time, one school (Shingon) offered extensive training in complex and very demanding ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rentarô Mikuni
CAST:  Junkyu Moriyama  •  Michiyo Ohkusu  •  Ako  •  Sen Hara

The Friends (1994)

A delightful and moving coming-of-age story. One summer, three young boys take an increasing interest in an eccentric old man who lives alone in a house surrounded by an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shinji Sômai
CAST:  Rentarô Mikuni  •  Chikage Awashima  •  Akira Emoto  •  Naoki Sakata

Daibyonin (1993)

A successful Japanese movie director in his 60s becomes increasingly ill while working on his latest film. His family, friends, and doctor try to keep the secret of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Juzo Itami
CAST:  Rentarô Mikuni  •  Masahiko Tsugawa  •  Nobuko Miyamoto

Luminous Moss (1992)

A headmaster and a novelist, looking for inspiration, regard a strange natural phenomenon before sharing stories of their own.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror
CAST:  Rentarô Mikuni  •  Taketoshi Naitô  •  Hisashi Igawa  •  Satoko Iwasaki

Rikyu (1989) RT Audience 77%

DVD release: Jun 2000

Late in the 1500s, an aging tea master teaches the way of tea to a headstrong Shogun. Through force of will and courageous fighting, Hideyoshi becomes Japan's most powerful ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Foreign
DIRECTION:  Hiroshi Teshigahara
CAST:  Rentarô Mikuni  •  Yoshiko Mita  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Kyoko Kishida

Wuthering Heights (1988) RT Audience 84%

DVD release: Oct 2009

Beautiful young Kinu Yamabe is drawn to low-born Onimaru, who's vital and charismatic, but viewed by his father as a demon, and by most of the remaining family as a stain to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yoshishige Yoshida
CAST:  Yusaku Matsuda  •  Yūko Tanaka  •  Rentarô Mikuni  •  Tatsuo Nadaka

Misuta, Misesu, Misu Ronri (1980)

Two men and a woman plan to steal 1.5 Billion yen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tatsumi Kumashiro
CAST:  Mieko Harada  •  Ryûdô Uzaki  •  Rentarô Mikuni  •  Yoshio Harada

Vengeance Is Mine (1979) RT 100% / Audience 89%

DVD release: May 2007

Chronological exploits of Iwao Enokizu, a murderous thief on the lam.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Shôhei Imamura
CAST:  Ken Ogata  •  Rentarô Mikuni  •  Chôchô Miyako  •  Mitsuko Baisho

Never Give Up (1978)

Special forces officer Ajisawa leaves his paramilitary group to take care of his newly-adopted daughter, Yoriko: the sole survival of a bloodbath for which he is responsible. ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Jun'ya Satô
CAST:  Ken Takakura  •  Ryoko Nakano  •  Hiroko Yakushimaru  •  Rentarô Mikuni

Mount Hakkoda (1977)

Two infantry regiments of the Imperial Japanese Army—210 men overall—tackled Mt. Hakkoda in the winter of 1902 to prepare for war with Russia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shirô Moritani
CAST:  Shôgo Shimada  •  Ken Takakura  •  Hideji Ôtaki  •  Kinya Kitaôji

Himiko (1974) RT Audience 88%

The myth of the Sun Goddess who founded Japanese society is seen through the lens of a modern view of history.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Foreign • History
DIRECTION:  Masahiro Shinoda
CAST:  Shima Iwashita  •  Masao Kusakari  •  Rentarô Mikuni  •  Rie Yokoyama

Zatoichi at Large (1972) RT Audience 57%

DVD release: Jun 2004

Blind masseur and master swordsman Zatoichi finds a robbed and fatally wounded pregnant woman, whose baby he delivers before she dies. He takes the baby in search of its ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Kazuo Mori
CAST:  Shintarô Katsu  •  Rentarô Mikuni  •  Hisaya Morishige  •  Etsushi Takahashi

Coup d'Etat (1973)

A freestyle biopic of Ikki Kita, the ultranationalist intellectual whose ideas inspired the failed military coup in 1936.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Foreign
DIRECTION:  Yoshishige Yoshida
CAST:  Rentarô Mikuni  •  Tadahiko Sugano  •  Taketoshi Naitô  •  Kazunaga Tsuji

The Rendezvous (1972)

During a long train ride heading north of Japan, a young man addresses an older woman in front of him. At first she doesn't respond, but he finally gets her into a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kôichi Saitô
CAST:  Keiko Kishi  •  Kenichi Hagiwara  •  Yoshie Minami  •  Rentarô Mikuni

Shinsengumi (1969)

Near the end of the nineteenth century, as the balance of power shifts from Shogunate towards the Emperor, Japan restlessly awaits the dawning of a new age. But not all are ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Foreign • History
DIRECTION:  Tadashi Sawashima
CAST:  Toshiro Mifune  •  Keiju Kobayashi  •  Kinya Kitaôji  •  Yôko Tsukasa

Profound Desires of the Gods (1968)

Tokyo engineer Kariya arrives on a primitive tropical island, where he interacts with the Futori clan, to drill a well to power a sugar mill.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shôhei Imamura
CAST:  Rentarô Mikuni  •  Kazuo Kitamura  •  Hideko Okiyama  •  Yoshi Kato

Zatoichi: Vol. 16: The Outlaw (1967)

When a local gambling house kidnaps some peasants because they failed to pay their debts, a rival gambling house pays their debts and sets them free.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Satsuo Yamamoto
CAST:  Shintarô Katsu  •  Rentarô Mikuni  •  Kô Nishimura  •  Yuko Hamada

A Fugitive from the Past (1965)

Three robbers escape with loot from a heist before one of them shoots them; their corpses wash up near the aftermath of a maritime calamity, provoking a policeman's interest.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Tomu Uchida
CAST:  Rentarô Mikuni  •  Sachiko Hidari  •  Kôji Mitsui  •  Yoshi Kato