Masatoshi Nagase

Masatoshi Nagase (永瀬 正敏, Nagase Masatoshi, born July 15, 1966) is a Japanese actor.

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Cold Fever (1995)

A Japanese businessman travels to Iceland and has a series of misadventures while venturing to a remote area to perform a traditional burial ritual where his parents died several years back.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fridrik Thor Fridriksson
CAST:  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Lili Taylor  •  Fisher Stevens  •  Gísli Halldórsson

A Japanese businessman travels to Iceland and has a series of misadventures while venturing to a remote area to perform a traditional burial ritual where his parents died several years back.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fridrik Thor Fridriksson
CAST:  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Lili Taylor  •  Fisher Stevens  •  Gísli Halldórsson

Pistol Opera (2001)

An assassin fends off numerous attacks from her comrades, who are trying to move up in rank by killing off the competition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seijun Suzuki
CAST:  Makiko Esumi  •  Sayoko Yamaguchi  •  Hanae Kan  •  Masatoshi Nagase

An assassin fends off numerous attacks from her comrades, who are trying to move up in rank by killing off the competition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seijun Suzuki
CAST:  Makiko Esumi  •  Sayoko Yamaguchi  •  Hanae Kan  •  Masatoshi Nagase

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

Suicide Club (2001)

When 54 high school girls throw themselves in front of a subway train it appears to be only the beginning of a string of suicides around the country. Does the new all-girl group Desert have anything to do with it? Detective Kuroda tries to find the answer, which ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sion Sono
CAST:  Ryo Ishibashi  •  Akaji Maro  •  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Sayako Hagiwara

When 54 high school girls throw themselves in front of a subway train it appears to be only the beginning of a string of suicides around the country. Does the new all-girl group Desert have anything to do with it? Detective Kuroda tries to find the answer, which ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sion Sono
CAST:  Ryo Ishibashi  •  Akaji Maro  •  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Sayako Hagiwara

Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001)

A violent, guitar-playing, electrically charged boxer faces off against an electronic wizard half-merged with a metallic Buddha.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gakuryu Ishii
CAST:  Tadanobu Asano  •  Masakatsu Funaki  •  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Yoshiki Arizono

A violent, guitar-playing, electrically charged boxer faces off against an electronic wizard half-merged with a metallic Buddha.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gakuryu Ishii
CAST:  Tadanobu Asano  •  Masakatsu Funaki  •  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Yoshiki Arizono

Autumn Moon (1992)

A Japanese tourist, Tokio, meets a 15-year-old Hong Kong girl and her grandmother left behind in Hong Kong while their family emigrates to Canada.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clara Law
CAST:  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Pui-Wai Li  •  Choi Siu Wan  •  Maki Kiuchi

A Japanese tourist, Tokio, meets a 15-year-old Hong Kong girl and her grandmother left behind in Hong Kong while their family emigrates to Canada.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clara Law
CAST:  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Pui-Wai Li  •  Choi Siu Wan  •  Maki Kiuchi

Mystery Train (1989)

In Memphis, Tennessee, over the course of a single night, the Arcade Hotel, run by an eccentric night clerk and a clueless bellboy, is visited by a young Japanese couple traveling in search of the roots of rock; an Italian woman in mourning who stumbles upon a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Joe Strummer  •  Nicoletta Braschi

In Memphis, Tennessee, over the course of a single night, the Arcade Hotel, run by an eccentric night clerk and a clueless bellboy, is visited by a young Japanese couple traveling in search of the roots of rock; an Italian woman in mourning who stumbles upon a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Joe Strummer  •  Nicoletta Braschi

Tora-san Makes Excuses (1992)

Tora-san Makes Excuses is a 1992 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Kumiko Goto as his love interest or "Madonna".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yoji Yamada
CAST:  Kiyoshi Atsumi  •  Chieko Baisho  •  Jun Fubuki  •  Masatoshi Nagase

Tora-san Makes Excuses is a 1992 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Kumiko Goto as his love interest or "Madonna".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yoji Yamada
CAST:  Kiyoshi Atsumi  •  Chieko Baisho  •  Jun Fubuki  •  Masatoshi Nagase

The Trap (1996)

When a hooded stranger appears in private eye 'Mike' Hama's office with the cryptic challenge "I want you to look for me," Hama is drawn into a string of bizarre serial murders that have Yokohama's police baffled and the city terrified.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kaizo Hayashi
CAST:  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Yui Natsukawa  •  Tomoko Yamaguchi  •  Kiyotaka Nanbara

When a hooded stranger appears in private eye 'Mike' Hama's office with the cryptic challenge "I want you to look for me," Hama is drawn into a string of bizarre serial murders that have Yokohama's police baffled and the city terrified.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kaizo Hayashi
CAST:  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Yui Natsukawa  •  Tomoko Yamaguchi  •  Kiyotaka Nanbara

Sakuran (2006)

Tsuchiya Anna blasts back in time playing an oiran, a top-notched geisha of the Edo period’s Yoshiwara District, navigating brothel politics while trying to cling to the man she loves.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mika Ninagawa
CAST:  Anna Tsuchiya  •  Kippei Shiina  •  Yoshino Kimura  •  Masatoshi Nagase

Tsuchiya Anna blasts back in time playing an oiran, a top-notched geisha of the Edo period’s Yoshiwara District, navigating brothel politics while trying to cling to the man she loves.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mika Ninagawa
CAST:  Anna Tsuchiya  •  Kippei Shiina  •  Yoshino Kimura  •  Masatoshi Nagase

Worst by Chance (2003)

He can't control himself inside of him. Hidenori, a Japanese-Korean, hasn't seen his family in a few years. He doesn't want to go to school but just wander the streets. He always grins at a trifle. When he is caught stealing and he feels pain as his finger is cut ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Su-yeon Gu
CAST:  Hayato Ichihara  •  Mika Nakashima  •  Shin Yazawa  •  Hiroyuki Ikeuchi

He can't control himself inside of him. Hidenori, a Japanese-Korean, hasn't seen his family in a few years. He doesn't want to go to school but just wander the streets. He always grins at a trifle. When he is caught stealing and he feels pain as his finger is cut ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Su-yeon Gu
CAST:  Hayato Ichihara  •  Mika Nakashima  •  Shin Yazawa  •  Hiroyuki Ikeuchi

Hakuchi: The Innocent (1999)

In a future where World War II never ended, Japan is decimated by nightly bombings. The only building left standing is known as the Media Station, a broadcasting center responsible for all of Japan's entertainment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Makoto Tezuka
CAST:  Tadanobu Asano  •  Miyako Koda  •  Reika Hashimoto  •  Masao Kusakari

In a future where World War II never ended, Japan is decimated by nightly bombings. The only building left standing is known as the Media Station, a broadcasting center responsible for all of Japan's entertainment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Makoto Tezuka
CAST:  Tadanobu Asano  •  Miyako Koda  •  Reika Hashimoto  •  Masao Kusakari

Loved Gun (2004)

A story about a hitman named Hayamada who carries a distinctive red gun. As the film progresses we discover the reason for his work, and how he came to be alone. His aim right now is to reach a desitination, but he’s late.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kensaku Watanabe
CAST:  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Aoi Miyazaki  •  Hirofumi Arai  •  Ittoku Kishibe

A story about a hitman named Hayamada who carries a distinctive red gun. As the film progresses we discover the reason for his work, and how he came to be alone. His aim right now is to reach a desitination, but he’s late.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kensaku Watanabe
CAST:  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Aoi Miyazaki  •  Hirofumi Arai  •  Ittoku Kishibe

The Rainbow Seeker (1996)

A young man fails his company entrance exams and leaves home to work at a run-down cinema in Tokushima, whose owner lives to bring entertaining films to the residents of his small town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yoji Yamada
CAST:  Toshiyuki Nishida  •  Hidetaka Yoshioka  •  Yûko Tanaka  •  Kunie Tanaka

A young man fails his company entrance exams and leaves home to work at a run-down cinema in Tokushima, whose owner lives to bring entertaining films to the residents of his small town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yoji Yamada
CAST:  Toshiyuki Nishida  •  Hidetaka Yoshioka  •  Yûko Tanaka  •  Kunie Tanaka

A Girl in the Apple Farm (2013)

The Mikami family lives within the foot of Mount Iwaki. The Mikami family makes a living by running an apple farm. Eldest daughter Rinko is a middle school student who keeps running away and coming back home with her boyfriend Kenichiro. Rinko’s mother Mayumi has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Satoko Yokohama
CAST:  Youki Kudoh  •  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Toki

The Mikami family lives within the foot of Mount Iwaki. The Mikami family makes a living by running an apple farm. Eldest daughter Rinko is a middle school student who keeps running away and coming back home with her boyfriend Kenichiro. Rinko’s mother Mayumi has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Satoko Yokohama
CAST:  Youki Kudoh  •  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Toki

Miroku (2013)

Through philosophical and science themed imagination, Emile questions everything from his teenage years to adult life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kaizo Hayashi
CAST:  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Kaho Tsuchimura  •  Masaru Shiga  •  Shirō Sano

Through philosophical and science themed imagination, Emile questions everything from his teenage years to adult life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kaizo Hayashi
CAST:  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Kaho Tsuchimura  •  Masaru Shiga  •  Shirō Sano

The War and a Woman (2013)

Set towards the end of World War II, Nomura (Masatoshi Nagase) is a writer who is in despair. A woman works in bar and is a former prostitute. Many years ago, her father sold her to a brothel due to the family's severe financial hardships. The writer and the woman ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Junichi Inoue
CAST:  Noriko Eguchi  •  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Jun Murakami  •  Akira Emoto

Set towards the end of World War II, Nomura (Masatoshi Nagase) is a writer who is in despair. A woman works in bar and is a former prostitute. Many years ago, her father sold her to a brothel due to the family's severe financial hardships. The writer and the woman ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Junichi Inoue
CAST:  Noriko Eguchi  •  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Jun Murakami  •  Akira Emoto

Miyuki (1983)

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DIRECTION:  Kazuyuki Izutsu
CAST:  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Yukari Usami  •  Hiroko Mita  •  Daisuke Shima

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DIRECTION:  Kazuyuki Izutsu
CAST:  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Yukari Usami  •  Hiroko Mita  •  Daisuke Shima

Powder Road (1994)

The Yakuza has two investments in Thailand. One is a factory polluting the environment in Pattaya. The other is smuggling heroin with Thai partners from Burma. It is transported to Pattaya by placing it inside blocks of ice. Once there it is removed and surgically ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chatrichalerm Yukol
CAST:  Pattamawan Kaomoolkadee  •  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Chatchai Plengpanich  •  Petcharat Srikaew

The Yakuza has two investments in Thailand. One is a factory polluting the environment in Pattaya. The other is smuggling heroin with Thai partners from Burma. It is transported to Pattaya by placing it inside blocks of ice. Once there it is removed and surgically ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chatrichalerm Yukol
CAST:  Pattamawan Kaomoolkadee  •  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Chatchai Plengpanich  •  Petcharat Srikaew

A Road Stained Crimson (2012)

Professional killer Ken (Hirofumi Arai) is trying to break away from the yakuza. Taking up work at a local motorcycle shop, he forges a new life under the motherly eye of Yoko (Jun Fubuki), an older woman who owns the shop. However, Ken's dark past isn't letting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tetsuhiko Nono
CAST:  Hirofumi Arai  •  Ryômei Niinobu  •  Jun Murakami  •  Jun Fubuki

Professional killer Ken (Hirofumi Arai) is trying to break away from the yakuza. Taking up work at a local motorcycle shop, he forges a new life under the motherly eye of Yoko (Jun Fubuki), an older woman who owns the shop. However, Ken's dark past isn't letting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tetsuhiko Nono
CAST:  Hirofumi Arai  •  Ryômei Niinobu  •  Jun Murakami  •  Jun Fubuki
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