Search results for "Tsutomu Yamazaki"


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

Shield of Straw (2013)

Ninagawa is a powerful man in Japanese politics and with top economic connections.His granddaughter is then murdered. The suspect is Kunihide Kiyomaru (Tatsuya Fujiwara). ...  (more)

GENRES: Thriller
DIRECTION:  Takashi Miike
CAST:  Nanako Matsushima  •  Tatsuya Fujiwara  •  Takao Osawa  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki

The Woodsman and the Rain (2011)

Rookie movie director Koichi and his crew travels to the mountain village of Yamamura to film his next movie. The villagers are eventually enlisted to help film the movie and, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Shûichi Okita
CAST:  Kōji Yakusho  •  Shun Oguri  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Kengo Kora

Space Battleship Yamato (2010) RT Audience 55%

DVD release: Apr 2010

In 2199, five years after the Gamilons began an invasion of Earth, the planet has been ravaged by the aliens' bombs. The remnants of humanity have fled underground to escape ...  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Takashi Yamazaki
CAST:  Hiroyuki Ikeuchi  •  Takuya Kimura  •  Meisa Kuroki  •  Toshirō Yanagiba

Climber's High (2008)

On August 12, 1985, a jumbo jet crashes, causing 520 fatalities, making the accident the biggest single-plane accident in the world. The local press reporters are tossed about ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Foreign
DIRECTION:  Masato Harada
CAST:  Shinichi Tsutsumi  •  Masato Sakai  •  Machiko Ono  •  Masahiro Takashima

Crying Out Love, In the Center of the World (2004) RT Audience 83%

While searching for his fiancee Ritsuko, Sakutarou rediscovers through flashbacks the void deep within him caused by the events from his high school days.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Isao Yukisada
CAST:  Takao Osawa  •  Masami Nagasawa  •  Mirai Moriyama  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki

Mohou-han (2002)

Masahiro Nakai (SMAP) stars in this hit film based on the best-selling novel by Miyuki Miyabe. Directed by Yoshimitsu Morita, the film also stars Tsutomu Yamazaki and Yoshino ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Yoshimitsu Morita
CAST:  Kanji Tsuda  •  Takashi Fujii  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Kimura Yoshino

Doing Time (2002)

When he finds himself in an Hokkaido prison for a minor firearms possession offence, it doesn't take long for Hanawa (Tsutomu Yamazaki) to surrender utterly to the routine, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Foreign
DIRECTION:  Yôichi Sai
CAST:  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Teruyuki Kagawa  •  Tomorowo Taguchi  •  Yutaka Matsushige

The Guys from Paradise (2000)

Set in the Phillipines, Takashi Miike’s “The Guys from Paradise” weaves together the stories of several real-life criminal cases. Young up-and-coming salaryman Kohei Hayakawa ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Foreign
DIRECTION:  Takashi Miike
CAST:  Kôji Kikkawa  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Ken'ichi Endô  •  Hua Rong Weng

A Quiet Life (1995) RT Audience 66%

Melodrama about the life of a mentally handicapped young man and his devoted sister after their famous novelist father and housewife mother go to Australia on a business trip.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Juzo Itami
CAST:  Masayuki Imai  •  Nobuko Miyamoto  •  Hinako Saeki  •  Atsuro Watabe




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

Sweet Home (1989)

A TV production crew are making a documentary about the infamous painter Mamiya Ichiro. When they start filming at his old home, they come under attack from the ghost of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  Kiyoshi Kurosawa
CAST:  Nobuko Miyamoto  •  Shingo Yamashiro  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki

A Taxing Woman (1987)

Ryoko Itakura is a government tax agent who has just landed a big promotion. Her first assignment is to catch wheeler-dealer Hideki Gondo. She has a tough job, since in Japan ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Juzo Itami
CAST:  Nobuko Miyamoto  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Masahiko Tsugawa  •  Yasuo Daichi

Tampopo (1985) RT 100% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Jul 2000

A pair of truck drivers happen onto a decrepit roadside fast food stop selling ramen noodles. The widowed owner, Tampopo, pleads them to help her turn her establishment into a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Juzo Itami
CAST:  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Nobuko Miyamoto  •  Ken Watanabe  •  Kōji Yakusho

The Funeral (1984) RT Audience 88%

DVD release: Jun 1999

At the beginning of the film the father-in-law of the protagonist dies unexpectedly of a heart attack. The remainder of the film is episodic, moving from one incident to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Juzo Itami
CAST:  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Nobuko Miyamoto  •  Kin Sugai  •  Hideji Ôtaki

Kagemusha (1980) RT 86% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Mar 2005

When a warlord dies, a peasant thief is called upon to impersonate him, in order to protect his clan from appearing weak and vulnerable. But he finds himself haunted by the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Akira Kurosawa
CAST:  Tatsuya Nakadai  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Jinpachi Nezu  •  Takashi Shimura

Red Beard (1965) RT 77% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Jul 2002

Set in feudal times, novice physician, Yuzo Kayama, is sent to a poor infirmary expecting just to visit, but is infuriated to learn he must stay. He tries to provoke his ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Akira Kurosawa
CAST:  Toshiro Mifune  •  Yûzô Kayama  •  Takashi Shimura  •  Kyôko Kagawa

High and Low (1963)

An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Akira Kurosawa
CAST:  Toshiro Mifune  •  Tatsuya Nakadai  •  Kyôko Kagawa  •  Tatsuya Mihashi