Ryoko Takizawa

Three Businessmen (1998)

An American art dealer (Miguel Sandoval), who specializes in southwestern topaz, arrives by train in Liverpool. Similarly, a very proper British art dealer (Alex Cox), who specializes in African art, arrives in the same hotel. The two meet in the hotel's abandoned ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Cox
CAST:  Miguel Sandoval  •  Alex Cox  •  Robert Wisdom  •  Isabel Ampudia

An American art dealer (Miguel Sandoval), who specializes in southwestern topaz, arrives by train in Liverpool. Similarly, a very proper British art dealer (Alex Cox), who specializes in African art, arrives in the same hotel. The two meet in the hotel's abandoned ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Cox
CAST:  Miguel Sandoval  •  Alex Cox  •  Robert Wisdom  •  Isabel Ampudia

Dangan Runner (1996)

An unemployed man trying to steal from a convenience store, and the store clerk catches him in the act... the thief runs away with the store-clerk right after him. All the while, the store clerk is in trouble with a low-rank yakuza. Along the chase for the thief, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  SABU
CAST:  SABU  •  Tomorowo Taguchi  •  Diamond Yukai  •  Shinichi Tsutsumi

An unemployed man trying to steal from a convenience store, and the store clerk catches him in the act... the thief runs away with the store-clerk right after him. All the while, the store clerk is in trouble with a low-rank yakuza. Along the chase for the thief, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  SABU
CAST:  SABU  •  Tomorowo Taguchi  •  Diamond Yukai  •  Shinichi Tsutsumi

The Rocking Horsemen (1992)

It is 1965. High-school student Takeyoshi Fujiwara hears "Pipeline" by the Ventures, and is mesmerized by their unique sound. With three friends, he forms a band called "The Rocking Horsemen." A warm and comic glimpse into high-school and small-town life in Japan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nobuhiko Obayashi
CAST:  Tadanobu Asano  •  Bengal  •  Ryo Amamiya  •  Aiko Asano

It is 1965. High-school student Takeyoshi Fujiwara hears "Pipeline" by the Ventures, and is mesmerized by their unique sound. With three friends, he forms a band called "The Rocking Horsemen." A warm and comic glimpse into high-school and small-town life in Japan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nobuhiko Obayashi
CAST:  Tadanobu Asano  •  Bengal  •  Ryo Amamiya  •  Aiko Asano

Tales of Terror: Haunted Apartment (2005)

Aimi and her father move into an old, apartment building and learn quickly that things are not as they seem.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Akio Yoshida
CAST:  Mei Kurokawa  •  Yoshihiko Hosoda  •  Yûta Sone  •  Ayaka Maeda

Aimi and her father move into an old, apartment building and learn quickly that things are not as they seem.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Akio Yoshida
CAST:  Mei Kurokawa  •  Yoshihiko Hosoda  •  Yûta Sone  •  Ayaka Maeda

Blessing Bell (2003)

Existential study on a misplaced workers and ex-prisoner who moves through the city and his influence on other characters' lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  SABU
CAST:  Susumu Terajima  •  Naomi Nishida  •  Itsuji Itao  •  Ryoko Shinohara

Existential study on a misplaced workers and ex-prisoner who moves through the city and his influence on other characters' lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  SABU
CAST:  Susumu Terajima  •  Naomi Nishida  •  Itsuji Itao  •  Ryoko Shinohara

Angel Dust (1994)

Psychiatrist Setsuko Suma is called in to help the police solve an ongoing case of female-centric serial murder in the local subway system. Her investigation leads to her former mentor and lover, who becomes the prime suspect in the case.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gakuryû Ishii
CAST:  Kaho Minami  •  Takeshi Wakamatsu  •  Etsushi Toyokawa  •  Ryoko Takizawa

Psychiatrist Setsuko Suma is called in to help the police solve an ongoing case of female-centric serial murder in the local subway system. Her investigation leads to her former mentor and lover, who becomes the prime suspect in the case.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gakuryû Ishii
CAST:  Kaho Minami  •  Takeshi Wakamatsu  •  Etsushi Toyokawa  •  Ryoko Takizawa

Postman Blues (1997)

Sawaki is a postman who's not quite thrilled about his boring way of life. But his life is about to change when he delivers mail to his old schoolmate Noguchi, who's now a member of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia, and just finished cutting his little finger off...  (more)

DIRECTION:  SABU
CAST:  Shinichi Tsutsumi  •  Keisuke Horibe  •  Ren Osugi  •  Kyôko Tôyama

Sawaki is a postman who's not quite thrilled about his boring way of life. But his life is about to change when he delivers mail to his old schoolmate Noguchi, who's now a member of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia, and just finished cutting his little finger off...  (more)

DIRECTION:  SABU
CAST:  Shinichi Tsutsumi  •  Keisuke Horibe  •  Ren Osugi  •  Kyôko Tôyama

Detective Riko (1998)

The film centers on Riko Murakami, a tough-as-nails detective who is also the single mother of a young boy. At work, she has hit a wall investigating a grisly murder in a hotel room. In her private life, she sweats her son's impeding "park debut" -- when she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Satoshi Isaka
CAST:  Ryoko Takizawa  •  Toru Kazama  •  Mieko Harada  •  Koichi Hashizume

The film centers on Riko Murakami, a tough-as-nails detective who is also the single mother of a young boy. At work, she has hit a wall investigating a grisly murder in a hotel room. In her private life, she sweats her son's impeding "park debut" -- when she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Satoshi Isaka
CAST:  Ryoko Takizawa  •  Toru Kazama  •  Mieko Harada  •  Koichi Hashizume

Birthright (2010)

Mika, who grew up in an orphanage, having been abandoned soon after birth, begins to look for her mother Naoko. Finding Naoko living happily with her husband and teenage daughter Ayano, she continues to watch from afar...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Naoki Hashimoto
CAST:  Miho Fujima  •  Ako Masuki  •  Sayoko Oho  •  Ryoko Takizawa

Mika, who grew up in an orphanage, having been abandoned soon after birth, begins to look for her mother Naoko. Finding Naoko living happily with her husband and teenage daughter Ayano, she continues to watch from afar...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Naoki Hashimoto
CAST:  Miho Fujima  •  Ako Masuki  •  Sayoko Oho  •  Ryoko Takizawa

A Slit-Mouthed Woman (2007)

Legend holds that 30 years ago, a suburban town was terrorized by the spirit of a woman whose horrid face had been grotesquely disfigured. Roaming the streets wearing a long coat and carrying large scissors, the spirit would approach her young victims and, while ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kôji Shiraishi
CAST:  Eriko Satō  •  Haruhiko Katō  •  Chiharu Kawai  •  Rie Kuwana

Legend holds that 30 years ago, a suburban town was terrorized by the spirit of a woman whose horrid face had been grotesquely disfigured. Roaming the streets wearing a long coat and carrying large scissors, the spirit would approach her young victims and, while ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kôji Shiraishi
CAST:  Eriko Satō  •  Haruhiko Katō  •  Chiharu Kawai  •  Rie Kuwana

Boy's Choir (2000)

A young teen's father dies, and he is sent to an orphanage. He's teased because he stutters almost runs away, until a beautiful, androgynous boy, Yasuo (Sora Toma), convinces him to join the choir.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Akira Ogata
CAST:  Atsushi Ito  •  Sora Tôma  •  Teruyuki Kagawa  •  Ryoko Takizawa

A young teen's father dies, and he is sent to an orphanage. He's teased because he stutters almost runs away, until a beautiful, androgynous boy, Yasuo (Sora Toma), convinces him to join the choir.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Akira Ogata
CAST:  Atsushi Ito  •  Sora Tôma  •  Teruyuki Kagawa  •  Ryoko Takizawa

Kanikôsen (2009)

On board at the boat Kanikosen, where fish and crabs preserves, forced workers to work under miserable conditions, with minimum wages. Some can not cope with conditions and even death from malnutrition, and is also the supervisor of the more vicious variety. Shinjo ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  SABU
CAST:  Ryuhei Matsuda  •  Hidetoshi Nishijima  •  Kengo Kora  •  Hirofumi Arai

On board at the boat Kanikosen, where fish and crabs preserves, forced workers to work under miserable conditions, with minimum wages. Some can not cope with conditions and even death from malnutrition, and is also the supervisor of the more vicious variety. Shinjo ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  SABU
CAST:  Ryuhei Matsuda  •  Hidetoshi Nishijima  •  Kengo Kora  •  Hirofumi Arai

Kagura Me (2015)

A woman bears a 13 year grudge with her father over the traditional dance he was performing that caused him to be absent from her mother's death, until they reconnect over the very same dance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yasuo Okuaki
CAST:  Ren Osugi  •  Mariko Tsutsui  •  Ryoko Takizawa  •  Mei Kurokawa

A woman bears a 13 year grudge with her father over the traditional dance he was performing that caused him to be absent from her mother's death, until they reconnect over the very same dance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yasuo Okuaki
CAST:  Ren Osugi  •  Mariko Tsutsui  •  Ryoko Takizawa  •  Mei Kurokawa

Have a Nice Day (2006)

Compilation film featuring short works from directors Hitoshi Yasaki ("Short Cakes"), Yuki Tanada (scriptwriter "Sakuran," "Tsuki to Cherry"), Hiroyuki Nakano ("Stereo Future," "Samurai Fiction"), Masahiko Nagasawa ("Yoru no Picnic"), Masaya Kakehi ("Bijokan), and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Iizuka  •  Masaya Kakehi  •  Mai Tominaga  •  Akira Ogata  •  Mari Asato  •  Hiroyuki Nakano  •  Hitoshi Yazaki  •  Yuki Tanada  •  Masahiko Nagasawa  •  Masahiro Muramatsu  •  Asako Hyuga  •  Koto Nagata  •  Ryûichi Honda  •  Kenji Yamauchi  •  Yoshiho Fukuoka
CAST:  Sayuri Oyamada  •  Go Ayano  •  Jun Murakami  •  Motoki Ochiai

Compilation film featuring short works from directors Hitoshi Yasaki ("Short Cakes"), Yuki Tanada (scriptwriter "Sakuran," "Tsuki to Cherry"), Hiroyuki Nakano ("Stereo Future," "Samurai Fiction"), Masahiko Nagasawa ("Yoru no Picnic"), Masaya Kakehi ("Bijokan), and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Iizuka  •  Masaya Kakehi  •  Mai Tominaga  •  Akira Ogata  •  Mari Asato  •  Hiroyuki Nakano  •  Hitoshi Yazaki  •  Yuki Tanada  •  Masahiko Nagasawa  •  Masahiro Muramatsu  •  Asako Hyuga  •  Koto Nagata  •  Ryûichi Honda  •  Kenji Yamauchi  •  Yoshiho Fukuoka
CAST:  Sayuri Oyamada  •  Go Ayano  •  Jun Murakami  •  Motoki Ochiai

After the Sunset (2019)

Little Towa lives with his parents Satsuki and Yuichi in a coastal town on Nagashima. Yuichi is a fisherman, Satsuki runs a restaurant. What Towa doesn’t know is that he is adopted. As a baby, he was abandoned in an internet café, completely emaciated. While his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michio Koshikawa
CAST:  Shihori Kanjiya  •  Maho Yamada  •  Towa Matsubara  •  Midori Kiuchi

Little Towa lives with his parents Satsuki and Yuichi in a coastal town on Nagashima. Yuichi is a fisherman, Satsuki runs a restaurant. What Towa doesn’t know is that he is adopted. As a baby, he was abandoned in an internet café, completely emaciated. While his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michio Koshikawa
CAST:  Shihori Kanjiya  •  Maho Yamada  •  Towa Matsubara  •  Midori Kiuchi