Yuko Nakamura

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Strangers When We Meet (2013)

The minimalistically staged Strangers When We Meet displays similarities with Kobayashi's The Rebirth (2007) and provides a sensitive observation of a couple who, tormented by loss, blame and guilt, adhere rigidly to their daily routine. Will they ever find each ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masahiro Kobayashi
CAST:  Kikujirō Honda  •  Masahiro Kobayashi  •  Yuko Nakamura

The minimalistically staged Strangers When We Meet displays similarities with Kobayashi's The Rebirth (2007) and provides a sensitive observation of a couple who, tormented by loss, blame and guilt, adhere rigidly to their daily routine. Will they ever find each ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masahiro Kobayashi
CAST:  Kikujirō Honda  •  Masahiro Kobayashi  •  Yuko Nakamura

The Suicide Manual (2003)

After a group suicide, two journalists investigate the cycle of suicides caused by spirits bound by the Suicide Manual.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Osamu Fukutani
CAST:  Chisato Morishita  •  Kenji Mizuhashi  •  Yuko Nakamura  •  Ayaka Maeda

After a group suicide, two journalists investigate the cycle of suicides caused by spirits bound by the Suicide Manual.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Osamu Fukutani
CAST:  Chisato Morishita  •  Kenji Mizuhashi  •  Yuko Nakamura  •  Ayaka Maeda

The Wonderful World of Captain Kuhio (2009)

Set in the early 1990's, after The Persian Gulf War began, a 30 year old man passes himself off as Captain Kuhio a pilot for an American Special Unit. He also boasts that he is the offspring of Kamehameha I (the first King of Hawaii) and a distant relative of Queen ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daihachi Yoshida
CAST:  Masato Sakai  •  Yasuko Matsuyuki  •  Hikari Mitsushima  •  Yuko Nakamura

Set in the early 1990's, after The Persian Gulf War began, a 30 year old man passes himself off as Captain Kuhio a pilot for an American Special Unit. He also boasts that he is the offspring of Kamehameha I (the first King of Hawaii) and a distant relative of Queen ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daihachi Yoshida
CAST:  Masato Sakai  •  Yasuko Matsuyuki  •  Hikari Mitsushima  •  Yuko Nakamura

In the Pool (2005)

A free-spirited psychiatrist exudes a magnetic attraction for patients with out-of-the-ordinary neuroses and odd conditions brought about by stress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Satoshi Miki
CAST:  Suzuki Matsuo  •  Joe Odagiri  •  Miwako Ichikawa  •  Seiichi Tanabe

A free-spirited psychiatrist exudes a magnetic attraction for patients with out-of-the-ordinary neuroses and odd conditions brought about by stress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Satoshi Miki
CAST:  Suzuki Matsuo  •  Joe Odagiri  •  Miwako Ichikawa  •  Seiichi Tanabe

Tada's Do-It-All House (2011)

In Mahoro, the fictional suburb of Tokyo, Tada works as a general problem solver for hire. One day, former classmate Gyoten appears unannounced. Both men are over 30 years old and divorced. With no explanation, Gyoten suddenly asks to spend the night at Tada's home ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tatsushi Ōmori
CAST:  Eita Nagayama  •  Ryuhei Matsuda  •  Anne Suzuki  •  Reiko Kataoka

In Mahoro, the fictional suburb of Tokyo, Tada works as a general problem solver for hire. One day, former classmate Gyoten appears unannounced. Both men are over 30 years old and divorced. With no explanation, Gyoten suddenly asks to spend the night at Tada's home ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tatsushi Ōmori
CAST:  Eita Nagayama  •  Ryuhei Matsuda  •  Anne Suzuki  •  Reiko Kataoka

Torso (2009)

A seemingly "normal" office worker Hiroko has a secret. At home she lives with a prosthetic torso - no head, arms or feet, just body and penis. Hiroko bathes with the torso and she also makes love with the torso at night. Hiroko's secret life is interrupted when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yutaka Yamazaki
CAST:  Makiko Watanabe  •  Sakura Ando  •  Sora Aoi  •  Arata Iura

A seemingly "normal" office worker Hiroko has a secret. At home she lives with a prosthetic torso - no head, arms or feet, just body and penis. Hiroko bathes with the torso and she also makes love with the torso at night. Hiroko's secret life is interrupted when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yutaka Yamazaki
CAST:  Makiko Watanabe  •  Sakura Ando  •  Sora Aoi  •  Arata Iura

Women on the Edge (2011)

Following the 2011 tsunami, three women reunite in the family home only to rekindle tense, ruinous relationships.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masahiro Kobayashi
CAST:  Miho Fujima  •  Yuko Nakamura  •  Makiko Watanabe

Following the 2011 tsunami, three women reunite in the family home only to rekindle tense, ruinous relationships.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masahiro Kobayashi
CAST:  Miho Fujima  •  Yuko Nakamura  •  Makiko Watanabe

Kotoko (2011)

Suffering from double vision, a single mother tries to take care of her baby in the grip of terrifying hallucinations. Experiencing a nervous breakdown, she is deemed unfit to take care of her child and has it taken away from her. The only respite the mother has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shinya Tsukamoto
CAST:  Shinya Tsukamoto  •  Cocco  •  Yuko Nakamura  •  Eiichi Takahashi

Suffering from double vision, a single mother tries to take care of her baby in the grip of terrifying hallucinations. Experiencing a nervous breakdown, she is deemed unfit to take care of her child and has it taken away from her. The only respite the mother has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shinya Tsukamoto
CAST:  Shinya Tsukamoto  •  Cocco  •  Yuko Nakamura  •  Eiichi Takahashi

Good Stripes (2015)

Midori Mantani and Masao Minamisawa are both 28-years-old. They have dated for 4 years, but their relationship seems to be just going through the motions. They think about breaking up. At that time, Midori becomes pregnant. Midori and Masao decide to marry. While ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yukiko Sode
CAST:  Juri Ibata  •  Akiko Kikuchi  •  Ayumu Nakajima  •  Yuko Nakamura

Midori Mantani and Masao Minamisawa are both 28-years-old. They have dated for 4 years, but their relationship seems to be just going through the motions. They think about breaking up. At that time, Midori becomes pregnant. Midori and Masao decide to marry. While ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yukiko Sode
CAST:  Juri Ibata  •  Akiko Kikuchi  •  Ayumu Nakajima  •  Yuko Nakamura

Ace Attorney (2012)

Based primarily on the first game in the series, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, the film focuses on rookie defense attorney Phoenix Wright, as he strives to protect his clients in various murder trials, including the death of his mentor, Mia Fey, and the accusation ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takashi Miike
CAST:  Hiroki Narimiya  •  Takumi Saitō  •  Mirei Kiritani  •  Akiyoshi Nakao

Based primarily on the first game in the series, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, the film focuses on rookie defense attorney Phoenix Wright, as he strives to protect his clients in various murder trials, including the death of his mentor, Mia Fey, and the accusation ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takashi Miike
CAST:  Hiroki Narimiya  •  Takumi Saitō  •  Mirei Kiritani  •  Akiyoshi Nakao

Awakening (2007)

After the unexpected death of her husband a new life begins for Toshiko. 30 years of a happy marriage seem to suddenly vanish as she finds out that her husband had lived a double life. Struggling between her anger and the chance to begin a new chapter for herself, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Junji Sakamoto
CAST:  Jun Fubuki  •  Yoshiko Mita  •  Haruko Katô  •  Tetsushi Tanaka

After the unexpected death of her husband a new life begins for Toshiko. 30 years of a happy marriage seem to suddenly vanish as she finds out that her husband had lived a double life. Struggling between her anger and the chance to begin a new chapter for herself, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Junji Sakamoto
CAST:  Jun Fubuki  •  Yoshiko Mita  •  Haruko Katô  •  Tetsushi Tanaka

Jubaku: Spellbound (1999)

When a major bank is caught paying off a corporate extortionist, the media and prosecutors begin to dig, breaking open a money-and-favours scandal that threatens to rock the entire structure of business and government to its core. While the bank's top executives ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masato Harada
CAST:  Kōji Yakusho  •  Tatsuya Nakadai  •  Yumi Takigawa  •  Kippei Shiina

When a major bank is caught paying off a corporate extortionist, the media and prosecutors begin to dig, breaking open a money-and-favours scandal that threatens to rock the entire structure of business and government to its core. While the bank's top executives ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masato Harada
CAST:  Kōji Yakusho  •  Tatsuya Nakadai  •  Yumi Takigawa  •  Kippei Shiina

Firefly (2001)

Emotionally withdrawn strip club dancer Ayako has never recovered from her mother's suicide when she was young. She begins a relationship with patient potter Daiji, but leaves him behind when she quits her job and returns to her home town after a 10 year absence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Naomi Kawase
CAST:  Yuko Nakamura  •  Toshiya Nagasawa  •  Miyako Yamaguchi  •  Toshiyuki Kitami

Emotionally withdrawn strip club dancer Ayako has never recovered from her mother's suicide when she was young. She begins a relationship with patient potter Daiji, but leaves him behind when she quits her job and returns to her home town after a 10 year absence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Naomi Kawase
CAST:  Yuko Nakamura  •  Toshiya Nagasawa  •  Miyako Yamaguchi  •  Toshiyuki Kitami

The Samurai I Loved (2005)

A young samurai stuck at the bottom of the hierarchical order attempts to rescue his childhood sweetheart from an evil clan lord after learning of a plot to kill her and her infant child. Bunshiro Maki is a skilled swordfighter who's lethal with a blade, yet still ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mitsuo Kurotsuchi
CAST:  Matsumoto Kōshirō X  •  Yoshino Kimura  •  Koji Imada  •  Ryô Fukawa

A young samurai stuck at the bottom of the hierarchical order attempts to rescue his childhood sweetheart from an evil clan lord after learning of a plot to kill her and her infant child. Bunshiro Maki is a skilled swordfighter who's lethal with a blade, yet still ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mitsuo Kurotsuchi
CAST:  Matsumoto Kōshirō X  •  Yoshino Kimura  •  Koji Imada  •  Ryô Fukawa

Tetsuo: The Bullet Man (2009)

When the son of an American man and a Japanese women is killed, the man transforms into Tetsuo.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shinya Tsukamoto
CAST:  Eric Bossick  •  Akiko Monô  •  Yuko Nakamura  •  Stephen Sarrazin

When the son of an American man and a Japanese women is killed, the man transforms into Tetsuo.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shinya Tsukamoto
CAST:  Eric Bossick  •  Akiko Monô  •  Yuko Nakamura  •  Stephen Sarrazin

Welcome to the Quiet Room (2007)

28 year old freelance writer Sakura Asuka wakes up tied in a white room. The white room is a protected room located in an isolated ward of a psychiatric hospital. Sakura first became unconscious because of heavy alcohol use and a druge overdose. She’s confined in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Suzuki Matsuo
CAST:  Yuki Uchida  •  Yu Aoi  •  Ryo  •  Yuko Nakamura

28 year old freelance writer Sakura Asuka wakes up tied in a white room. The white room is a protected room located in an isolated ward of a psychiatric hospital. Sakura first became unconscious because of heavy alcohol use and a druge overdose. She’s confined in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Suzuki Matsuo
CAST:  Yuki Uchida  •  Yu Aoi  •  Ryo  •  Yuko Nakamura

5 Centimeters per Second (2007)

Three moments in Takaki's life: his relationship with Akari and their forced separation; his friendship with Kanae, who is secretly in love with him; the demands and disappointments of adulthood, an unhappy life in a cold city.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Makoto Shinkai
CAST:  Kenji Mizuhashi  •  Yoshimi Kondou  •  Satomi Hanamura  •  Ayaka Onoue

Three moments in Takaki's life: his relationship with Akari and their forced separation; his friendship with Kanae, who is secretly in love with him; the demands and disappointments of adulthood, an unhappy life in a cold city.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Makoto Shinkai
CAST:  Kenji Mizuhashi  •  Yoshimi Kondou  •  Satomi Hanamura  •  Ayaka Onoue

Box: Hakamada Case - What is the Life (2010)

Based on the true story of former professional boxer Iwao Hakamada who has spent over 40 years incarcerated on death row. Iwao Hakamada was arrested for the June 10, 1966 murder of a family in Shizuoka . Iwao Hakamada has always insisted on his innocence and many ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Banmei Takahashi
CAST:  Masato Hagiwara  •  Hirofumi Arai  •  Riona Hazuki  •  Takenori Murano

Based on the true story of former professional boxer Iwao Hakamada who has spent over 40 years incarcerated on death row. Iwao Hakamada was arrested for the June 10, 1966 murder of a family in Shizuoka . Iwao Hakamada has always insisted on his innocence and many ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Banmei Takahashi
CAST:  Masato Hagiwara  •  Hirofumi Arai  •  Riona Hazuki  •  Takenori Murano

Fires on the Plain (2015)

In the final days of World War II, occupying Japanese forces in the Philippines face resistance from the local population and the American offensive. The dwindling Japanese soldiers attempt to survive through the horrors of war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shinya Tsukamoto
CAST:  Shinya Tsukamoto  •  Tatsuya Nakamura  •  Lily Franky  •  Yuko Nakamura

In the final days of World War II, occupying Japanese forces in the Philippines face resistance from the local population and the American offensive. The dwindling Japanese soldiers attempt to survive through the horrors of war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shinya Tsukamoto
CAST:  Shinya Tsukamoto  •  Tatsuya Nakamura  •  Lily Franky  •  Yuko Nakamura

The Sun (2016)

The story is set in the early 21st century with the population decimated by bio terror. Two kinds of humans now exist. One is the Nokusu who were infected with a virus but survived and consequently they carry an antibody. Most are young, healthy and have high ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yu Irie
CAST:  Ryunosuke Kamiki  •  Mugi Kadowaki  •  Kanji Furutachi  •  Yuki Furukawa

The story is set in the early 21st century with the population decimated by bio terror. Two kinds of humans now exist. One is the Nokusu who were infected with a virus but survived and consequently they carry an antibody. Most are young, healthy and have high ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yu Irie
CAST:  Ryunosuke Kamiki  •  Mugi Kadowaki  •  Kanji Furutachi  •  Yuki Furukawa
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