Search results for "Tomoko Tabata"

Blood and Bones (2004)

In 1923, the young Kim Shun-Pei moves from Cheju Island (South Korea), to Osaka (Japan). Through the years, he becomes a cruel, greedy and violent man and builds a factory of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yôichi Sai
CAST:  Takeshi Kitano  •  Hirofumi Arai  •  Kyōka Suzuki  •  Yutaka Matsushige

Yellow Tears (2007)

The movie is centered around five friends as they end up spending the summer of 1962 shackled up together in a tiny studio apartment in Tokyo. The five friends are Eisuke - ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isshin Inudô
CAST:  Masaki Aiba  •  Kazunari Ninomiya  •  Jun Matsumoto  •  Yū Kashii

Suzuki Sensei (2013)

Teacher Akira Suzuki (Hiroki Hasegawa) breaks away from long held customs and norms at his school. He tries hard to have the ideal classroom by using his own "Suzuki method". ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hayato Kawai
CAST:  Hiroki Hasegawa  •  Asami Usuda  •  Tao Tsuchiya  •  Honoka Miki

Angel Home (2013)

The "Himawari So" ("Sunflower House") is a group home for mentally underdeveloped adults. Manga artist Itpon Aijo (Naoto Takenaka) begins to work at the "Himawari So". He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yukihiko Tsutsumi
CAST:  Shihori Kanjiya  •  Naoto Takenaka  •  Ai Hashimoto  •  Takayuki Takuma

Tsuya's Nights (2013)

Matsuoi (Hiroshi Abe) and his wife Tsuya moved to Oshima City because of her unpredictable character. Even though Tsuya continues to have affairs, Matsuoi loves her and is a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isao Yukisada
CAST:  Hiroshi Abe  •  Jun Fubuki  •  Kyôko Koizumi  •  Maho Nonami

The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013)

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Isao Takahata
CAST:  Aki Asakura  •  Kengo Kora  •  Nobuko Miyamoto  •  Atsuko Takahata

Robo-G (2012)

Hiroki, Koji, and Shinya are engineers working at an air conditioning manufacturer ordered to develop a robot to boost the company's reputation. Just before they are due to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Shinobu Yaguchi
CAST:  Yuriko Yoshitaka  •  Gaku Hamada  •  Junya Kawashima  •  Mickey Curtis

Until The Lights Come Back (2005)

A Christmas Eve power outage provides a collection of troubled Tokyo denizens the opportunity to come clean on the misdeeds of their past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takashi Minamoto
CAST:  Haruka Igawa  •  Kanata Hongō  •  Tomoko Tabata  •  Tomorowo Taguchi

A Liar And A Broken Girl (2010)

In a small rural town, a brother and sister goes missing and there's also a serial killer case involving woman as the victims. Mayu Misono (Aya Omasa) is a sophomore high ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Natsuki Seta
CAST:  Aya Omasa  •  Shôta Sometani  •  Kyōka Suzuki  •  Tomoko Tabata

Nu-Meri: Book of the New Spawn (2008)

DVD release: Nov 2009

There's something wrong at the Pacific Institute...something wrong and evil. For young Mari, whose family has worked in the finishing industry for generations, her studies in ...  (more)

GENRES: Foreign • Horror
DIRECTION:  Yûichi Kanemaru
CAST:  Ai Fukaya  •  Gô Ibuki  •  Ippei Kanie  •  Ayumi Kinoshita

Moving (1993) RT 71% / Audience 100%

DVD release: Sep 2005

Physically separated from her father and at odds with her distraught mother, a girl must negotiate her own passage to maturity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shinji Sômai
CAST:  Shinobu Chihara  •  Kiichi Nakai  •  Tomoko Tabata  •  Junko Sakurada

School Days with a Pig (2008)

A sixth grade teacher raises a pig with his class.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tetsu Maeda
CAST:  Satoshi Tsumabuki  •  Ren Osugi  •  Tomoko Tabata  •  Seiji Ikeda

Demon Pond (2005)

The modern-day story of a man searching for a friend who has mysteriously disappeared, with a magical tale involving strange creatures, a heartbroken princess, and a pact that ...  (more)

GENRES: Fantasy • Foreign • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Takashi Miike
CAST:  Ken'ichi Endô  •  Masato Hagiwara  •  Kitarô  •  Ryûhei Matsuda

The Hidden Blade (2004) RT 87% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Aug 2006

Set in 19th Century Japan a young samurai who finds himself in love with a farm girl leaves his home to begin a new life. He has to take stock of his new life when he is put ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Yôji Yamada
CAST:  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Takako Matsu  •  Hidetaka Yoshioka  •  Yukiyoshi Ozawa

Sabu (2002) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: Apr 2005

When a young man is sent to a prison workhouse for a crime he did not commit his friend on the outside must find evidence to clear his name.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Foreign
DIRECTION:  Takashi Miike
CAST:  Satoshi Tsumabuki  •  Tatsuya Fujiwara  •  Keisuke Horibe  •  Tomoko Tabata

Hana (2006) RT Audience 55%

DVD release: Jun 2008

In a poor district of Edo lives a young samurai named Soza. He has been sent by his clan to avenge the death of his father. He isn't an accomplished swordsman however, and he ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Hirokazu Koreeda
CAST:  Junichi Okada  •  Rie Miyazawa  •  Arata Furuta  •  Jun Kunimura

Tatara Samurai (2016)

When the Amago samurai withdraw their protection of the village of Tatara, famous for their manufacture of the legendary swords, the younger generation - erroneously - believe ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Yoshinari Nishikôri
CAST:  Shun Sugata  •  Denden  •  Masahiko Tsugawa  •  Akira

Children of Iron (2016)

Rikutaro and Mariko are in the same grade at an elementary school. They become brother and sister after Rikutaro's mother and Mariko’s father marry. After their marriage, the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Koki Fukuyama
CAST:  Jyonmyon Pe  •  Tomoko Tabata

Lady Maiko (2014)

For as long as she can remember, Haruko has wanted to be a geisha. Eager to start her career, she approaches a teahouse in one of Kyoto’s famous geisha districts to become an ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Masayuki Suo
CAST:  Mone Kamishiraishi  •  Hiroki Hasegawa  •  Sumiko Fuji  •  Tamiyo Kusakari