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

A Taxing Woman's Return (1988)

Ryoko Itakura returns as the government tax agent willing to tackle the toughest cases. This time she takes on a fanatical but lucrative religious cult run by a vile lecher.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Juzo Itami
CAST:  Nobuko Miyamoto  •  Masahiko Tsugawa  •  Tetsurō Tamba  •  Tôru Masuoka

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

Harakiri (1962) RT 100% / Audience 98%

DVD release: Aug 2005

Peace in 17th-century Japan causes the Shogunate's breakup of warrior clans, throwing thousands of samurai out of work and into poverty. An honorable end to such fate under ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Masaki Kobayashi
CAST:  Tatsuya Nakadai  •  Rentarô Mikuni  •  Shima Iwashita  •  Akira Ishihama

Kwaidan (1964)

Taking its title from an archaic Japanese word meaning "ghost story," this anthology adapts four folk tales. A penniless samurai marries for money with tragic results. A man ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Horror
DIRECTION:  Masaki Kobayashi
CAST:  Michiyo Aratama  •  Misako Watanabe  •  Rentarô Mikuni  •  Kenjiro Ishiyama

Musashi Miyamoto (1954)

Struggling to elevate himself from his low caste in 17th century Japan, Mayamoto trains to become a mighty samurai warrior.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Hiroshi Inagaki
CAST:  Toshiro Mifune  •  Rentarô Mikuni  •  Mariko Okada  •  Kuroemon Onoe

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

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

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

DVD release: May 2007

A thief, a murderer, and a charming lady-killer, Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata) is on the run from the police. Director Shohei Imamura turns this fact-based story—about the ...  (more)

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

Kiku to Isamu (1959)

Kiku and her brother Isamu are social outcasts, children of a prostitute mother and black GI father, in postwar Japan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tadashi Imai
CAST:  Tanie Kitabayashi  •  Koji Kiyomura  •  Kôji Mitsui  •  Masao Oda

The Inugamis (1976)

When a tycoon passes away, he unexpectedly leaves the family fortune to outsider Tamayo on the condition that she marries one of the grandsons, pitting blood against blood.  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Kon Ichikawa
CAST:  Yoko Shimada  •  Teruhiko Aoi  •  Mieko Takamine  •  Mitsuko Kusabue

The Go Masters (1982) RT Audience 100%

Ten years before the outbreak of the Second World War in Asia, a Japanese Go master and his Chinese rival meet in China to play a game of Go (loosely described as an Asian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jun'ya Satô  •  Ji-shun Duan
CAST:  Rentarô Mikuni  •  Misako Konno  •  Sun Dao-lin  •  Zongying Huang

Doctor's Day Off (1952)

Having completed the first year at his new medical practice, a doctor plans to relax on his day off. However, it is not to be: on this hectic day a man just back from the war ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Minoru Shibuya
CAST:  Eijirô Yanagi  •  Rentarô Mikuni  •  Chikage Awashima

Fûfu (1953)

A married couple looking for an apartment move in with the husband's co-worker, a widower. The husband becomes jealous of the widower and his wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikio Naruse
CAST:  Ken Uehara  •  Yôko Sugi  •  Rentarô Mikuni  •  Keiju Kobayashi

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

Taiga no itteki (2001)

The story opens with Yukiko and her business partner in Moscow searching for Russian items for their store in Tokyo. There they meet a Russian translator, Nicholai, played by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seijirô Kôyama
CAST:  Narumi Yasuda  •  Rentarô Mikuni  •  Atsuro Watabe  •  Mitsuko Baisho

Wolves, Pigs & Men (1964)

Sabu and his pals hold a pauper's funeral for Sabu's mother. His brother Jiro arrives home, fresh out of jail, and Sabu pointedly states that Jiro is not invited. Jiro ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Kinji Fukasaku
CAST:  Ken Takakura  •  Kinya Kitaôji  •  Rentarô Mikuni  •  Shinjirô Ehara

Shadow of Deception (1971)

It was five years ago when Minako spent a night with Sozo, younger brother of her ex-husband. She now lives in a local town with a rich old man who owns a dry goods store. ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery
DIRECTION:  Kôichi Saitô
CAST:  Shima Iwashita  •  Isao Natsuyagi  •  Akira Nakao  •  Rentarô Mikuni