Rinko Kikuchi

Rinko Kikuchi, born Yuriko Kikuchi, January 6, 1981, is a Japanese actress. Kikuchi is the first Japanese actress to be nominated for an Academy Award in 50 years. She is currently Japan's only living female Academy Award nominee in acting categories. The only other nominee was Miyoshi Umeki, who won the Best Supporting Actress award in 1957 for Sayonara.

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Pacific Rim (2013)

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A ragtag band of humans band together in the year 2025 to fight legions of monstrous creatures rising from the sea. Using massive piloted robots to combat the alien threat, earth's survivors take the fight to the invading alien force lurking in the depths of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guillermo del Toro
CAST:  Idris Elba  •  Charlie Hunnam  •  Charlie Day  •  Ron Perlman

A ragtag band of humans band together in the year 2025 to fight legions of monstrous creatures rising from the sea. Using massive piloted robots to combat the alien threat, earth's survivors take the fight to the invading alien force lurking in the depths of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guillermo del Toro
CAST:  Idris Elba  •  Charlie Hunnam  •  Charlie Day  •  Ron Perlman

47 Ronin (2013)

Kai—an outcast—joins Oishi, the leader of 47 outcast samurai. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honour to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Rinsch
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Kou Shibasaki  •  Tadanobu Asano

Kai—an outcast—joins Oishi, the leader of 47 outcast samurai. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honour to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Rinsch
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Kou Shibasaki  •  Tadanobu Asano

69 (2004)

Hoping to catch a girl's attention, high school students Ken (Tsumabuki Satoshi) and Adama (Ando Masanobu) cook up an ambitious plan. They plan a festival that combines film, theater, and rock music, and develop their project into a school road block. This plan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Sang-il
CAST:  Satoshi Tsumabuki  •  Masanobu Ando  •  Yûta Kanai  •  Asami Mizukawa

Hoping to catch a girl's attention, high school students Ken (Tsumabuki Satoshi) and Adama (Ando Masanobu) cook up an ambitious plan. They plan a festival that combines film, theater, and rock music, and develop their project into a school road block. This plan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Sang-il
CAST:  Satoshi Tsumabuki  •  Masanobu Ando  •  Yûta Kanai  •  Asami Mizukawa

Babel (2006)

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Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Gael García Bernal  •  Rinko Kikuchi

Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Gael García Bernal  •  Rinko Kikuchi

Assault Girls (2009)

Three women and one man - with an assortment of weaponry - wage war against giant mutant sandwhales in a barren digital landscape, all to achieve points within the virtual reality video game called Avalon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mamoru Oshii
CAST:  Yoshikazu Fujiki  •  Rinko Kikuchi  •  Meisa Kuroki  •  Hinako Saeki

Three women and one man - with an assortment of weaponry - wage war against giant mutant sandwhales in a barren digital landscape, all to achieve points within the virtual reality video game called Avalon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mamoru Oshii
CAST:  Yoshikazu Fujiki  •  Rinko Kikuchi  •  Meisa Kuroki  •  Hinako Saeki

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014)

Frustrated with her mundane life, a Tokyo office worker becomes obsessed with a fictional movie that she mistakes for a documentary. Fixating on a scene where stolen cash is buried in North Dakota, she travels to America to find it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zellner
CAST:  Rinko Kikuchi  •  Nobuyuki Katsube  •  Shirley Venard  •  David Zellner

Frustrated with her mundane life, a Tokyo office worker becomes obsessed with a fictional movie that she mistakes for a documentary. Fixating on a scene where stolen cash is buried in North Dakota, she travels to America to find it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zellner
CAST:  Rinko Kikuchi  •  Nobuyuki Katsube  •  Shirley Venard  •  David Zellner

The Warped Forest (2011)

Settle into your chair and be transported to a place both familiar and alien; where a giant shop-girl can barely fit in her store, there's a weird green pod in every bedroom, and terrifying wood nymphs provide a heartbroken woman with the anatomically correct fruit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shunichiro Miki
CAST:  Rinko Kikuchi  •  Yoshiyuki Morishita  •  Fumi Nikaido  •  Yoji Tanaka

Settle into your chair and be transported to a place both familiar and alien; where a giant shop-girl can barely fit in her store, there's a weird green pod in every bedroom, and terrifying wood nymphs provide a heartbroken woman with the anatomically correct fruit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shunichiro Miki
CAST:  Rinko Kikuchi  •  Yoshiyuki Morishita  •  Fumi Nikaido  •  Yoji Tanaka

Endless Night (2015)

Ellesmere Island, northern Canada, 1908. Josephine, a brave but naive woman, embarks on a dangerous journey through inhospitable regions in search of her husband, the explorer Robert Peary, who tries to find a route to the North Pole.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isabel Coixet
CAST:  Rinko Kikuchi  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Orto Ignatiussen

Ellesmere Island, northern Canada, 1908. Josephine, a brave but naive woman, embarks on a dangerous journey through inhospitable regions in search of her husband, the explorer Robert Peary, who tries to find a route to the North Pole.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isabel Coixet
CAST:  Rinko Kikuchi  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Orto Ignatiussen

Arch Angels (2006)

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DIRECTION:  Issei Oda
CAST:  Juri Ueno  •  Megumi Seki  •  Airi Taira  •  Yusuke Iseya

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DIRECTION:  Issei Oda
CAST:  Juri Ueno  •  Megumi Seki  •  Airi Taira  •  Yusuke Iseya

Love Strikes! (2011)

Set one year after the drama series "Moteki." 31-year-old Yukiyo Fujimoto (Mirai Moriyama) doesn't have money, dreams or a girlfriend. He has left his job at a staffing firm and is attempting to start a new life by working as a writer for a news site. Suddenly, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hitoshi Ōne
CAST:  Kumiko Aso  •  Riisa Naka  •  Yoko Maki  •  Hirofumi Arai

Set one year after the drama series "Moteki." 31-year-old Yukiyo Fujimoto (Mirai Moriyama) doesn't have money, dreams or a girlfriend. He has left his job at a staffing firm and is attempting to start a new life by working as a writer for a news site. Suddenly, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hitoshi Ōne
CAST:  Kumiko Aso  •  Riisa Naka  •  Yoko Maki  •  Hirofumi Arai

Will to Live (1999)

It is based on the story of The Ballad of Narayama updated to the present day, with the substitution of putting a parent into an old people's home for the abandonment of the original. The film won the Golden St. George and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 21st Moscow ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kaneto Shindō
CAST:  Rentaro Mikuni  •  Akira Emoto  •  Hideko Yoshida  •  Shinobu Ōtake

It is based on the story of The Ballad of Narayama updated to the present day, with the substitution of putting a parent into an old people's home for the abandonment of the original. The film won the Golden St. George and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 21st Moscow ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kaneto Shindō
CAST:  Rentaro Mikuni  •  Akira Emoto  •  Hideko Yoshida  •  Shinobu Ōtake

42 One Dream Rush (2010)

An omnibus of 42 short films by auteur directors based on Dreams.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tadanobu Asano  •  Rinko Kikuchi  •  David Lynch  •  James Franco  •  Harmony Korine  •  Abel Ferrara  •  Kenneth Anger  •  Asia Argento  •  Jonathan Caouette  •  Leos Carax  •  Gaspar Noé  •  Jonas Mekas  •  Zhang Yuan  •  Taika Waititi  •  Chan Marshall  •  Charles Burnett  •  Mike Figgis  •  Niki Caro  •  Carlos Reygadas  •  Lou Ye  •  Yung Chang  •  Grant Morrison  •  Florian Habicht  •  Floria Sigismondi  •  Brian Butler  •  Sergei Bodrov  •  Larry Clark  •  Joe Coleman  •  Chris Graham  •  Michele Civetta  •  Zachary Croitoroo  •  Terence Koh  •  Marcus Griffin  •  Ryan McGinley  •  Rajan Mehta  •  Chris Milk  •  Charlotte Kemp Muhl  •  Dee Poon  •  Matt Pyke  •  Lola Schnabel  •  Mote Sinabel  •  Arden Wohl
CAST:  Tadanobu Asano  •  Paz de la Huerta  •  Chloë Sevigny  •  Rinko Kikuchi

An omnibus of 42 short films by auteur directors based on Dreams.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tadanobu Asano  •  Rinko Kikuchi  •  David Lynch  •  James Franco  •  Harmony Korine  •  Abel Ferrara  •  Kenneth Anger  •  Asia Argento  •  Jonathan Caouette  •  Leos Carax  •  Gaspar Noé  •  Jonas Mekas  •  Zhang Yuan  •  Taika Waititi  •  Chan Marshall  •  Charles Burnett  •  Mike Figgis  •  Niki Caro  •  Carlos Reygadas  •  Lou Ye  •  Yung Chang  •  Grant Morrison  •  Florian Habicht  •  Floria Sigismondi  •  Brian Butler  •  Sergei Bodrov  •  Larry Clark  •  Joe Coleman  •  Chris Graham  •  Michele Civetta  •  Zachary Croitoroo  •  Terence Koh  •  Marcus Griffin  •  Ryan McGinley  •  Rajan Mehta  •  Chris Milk  •  Charlotte Kemp Muhl  •  Dee Poon  •  Matt Pyke  •  Lola Schnabel  •  Mote Sinabel  •  Arden Wohl
CAST:  Tadanobu Asano  •  Paz de la Huerta  •  Chloë Sevigny  •  Rinko Kikuchi

Hole in the Sky (2001)

The film tells the story of a Drive-In worker and a young tramp who has been left alone by her boyfriend somewhere in Hokkaido. Things seem to work out at the beginning but as time goes by the newly formed relationship between the tramp and the Drive-In worker ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kazuyoshi Kumakiri
CAST:  Rinko Kikuchi  •  Susumu Terajima  •  Bunmei Tobayama  •  Shunsuke Sawada

The film tells the story of a Drive-In worker and a young tramp who has been left alone by her boyfriend somewhere in Hokkaido. Things seem to work out at the beginning but as time goes by the newly formed relationship between the tramp and the Drive-In worker ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kazuyoshi Kumakiri
CAST:  Rinko Kikuchi  •  Susumu Terajima  •  Bunmei Tobayama  •  Shunsuke Sawada

Tori (2004)

Japanese film directed by Tadanobu Asano.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tadanobu Asano
CAST:  Tadanobu Asano  •  Rinko Kikuchi  •  Masaru Miyazaki

Japanese film directed by Tadanobu Asano.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tadanobu Asano
CAST:  Tadanobu Asano  •  Rinko Kikuchi  •  Masaru Miyazaki

Portrait of the Wind (2005)

Portrait of the Wind centers on Tamio Murase (Tadanobu Asano), a world-traveling photographer who came home to take over the family business after his father’s fatal heart attack. One day at the family photo studio, he finds a kindred spirit in Ayako (Erika) and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taro Hyugaji
CAST:  Tadanobu Asano  •  Erika Oda  •  Chizuru Ikewaki  •  Teppei Koike

Portrait of the Wind centers on Tamio Murase (Tadanobu Asano), a world-traveling photographer who came home to take over the family business after his father’s fatal heart attack. One day at the family photo studio, he finds a kindred spirit in Ayako (Erika) and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taro Hyugaji
CAST:  Tadanobu Asano  •  Erika Oda  •  Chizuru Ikewaki  •  Teppei Koike

Norwegian Wood (2010)

Set in the 1960s, high school student Toru Watanabe loses his only friend Kizuki after he commits suicide. Toru, now looking for a new life, enters a university in Tokyo. By chance, Toru meets Kizuki's ex-girlfriend Naoko in the university. They grow close because ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tran Anh Hung
CAST:  Rinko Kikuchi  •  Kiko Mizuhara  •  Reika Kirishima  •  Eriko Hatsune

Set in the 1960s, high school student Toru Watanabe loses his only friend Kizuki after he commits suicide. Toru, now looking for a new life, enters a university in Tokyo. By chance, Toru meets Kizuki's ex-girlfriend Naoko in the university. They grow close because ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tran Anh Hung
CAST:  Rinko Kikuchi  •  Kiko Mizuhara  •  Reika Kirishima  •  Eriko Hatsune

Map of the Sounds of Tokyo (2009)

A fish-market employee doubles as a contract killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isabel Coixet
CAST:  Rinko Kikuchi  •  Sergi López  •  Min Tanaka  •  Manabu Oshio

A fish-market employee doubles as a contract killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isabel Coixet
CAST:  Rinko Kikuchi  •  Sergi López  •  Min Tanaka  •  Manabu Oshio

Kill (2008)

Four segments by four different Directors. Kiriko (Takanori Tsujimoto), The Children’s Samurai (Kenta Fukasaku), The Firing Range (Makoto Tahara), and Assault Girl 2 (Mamoru Oshii). Kiriko: the spirit of a murdered assassin takes revenge on the gang that killed her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mamoru Oshii  •  Takanori Tsujimoto  •  Kenta Fukasaku  •  Minoru Tahara
CAST:  Rinko Kikuchi  •  Yōko Fujita

Four segments by four different Directors. Kiriko (Takanori Tsujimoto), The Children’s Samurai (Kenta Fukasaku), The Firing Range (Makoto Tahara), and Assault Girl 2 (Mamoru Oshii). Kiriko: the spirit of a murdered assassin takes revenge on the gang that killed her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mamoru Oshii  •  Takanori Tsujimoto  •  Kenta Fukasaku  •  Minoru Tahara
CAST:  Rinko Kikuchi  •  Yōko Fujita

The Sky Crawlers (2008)

Youngsters called Kildren, who are destined to live eternally in their adolescence. The Kildren are conscious that every day could be the last, because they fight a war as entertainment, organized and operated by adults. But as they embrace the reality they are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mamoru Oshii
CAST:  Chiaki Kuriyama  •  Rinko Kikuchi  •  Ryō Kase  •  Shosuke Tanihara

Youngsters called Kildren, who are destined to live eternally in their adolescence. The Kildren are conscious that every day could be the last, because they fight a war as entertainment, organized and operated by adults. But as they embrace the reality they are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mamoru Oshii
CAST:  Chiaki Kuriyama  •  Rinko Kikuchi  •  Ryō Kase  •  Shosuke Tanihara

Mike Yokohama: A Forest with No Name (2002)

Mike Yokohama is a private investigator who comes across a job where he must retrieve a girl from a get away.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shinji Aoyama
CAST:  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Kyoka Suzuki  •  Nene Otsuka  •  Yoshio Harada

Mike Yokohama is a private investigator who comes across a job where he must retrieve a girl from a get away.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shinji Aoyama
CAST:  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Kyoka Suzuki  •  Nene Otsuka  •  Yoshio Harada
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