Youki Kudoh

Youki Kudoh is a Japanese actress and singer. She won the award for best newcomer at the 6th Yokohama Film Festival for The Crazy Family. She also won the award for best actress at the 16th Hochi Film Award for War and Youth.

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Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

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In the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Zhang Ziyi  •  Gong Li  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Mako

In the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Zhang Ziyi  •  Gong Li  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Mako

Blood: The Last Vampire (2000)

In Japan, the vampire-hunter Saya, who is a powerful original, is sent by her liaison with the government, David, posed as a teenage student to the Yokota High School on the eve of Halloween to hunt down vampires. Saya asks David to give a new katana to her. Soon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hiroyuki Kitakubo
CAST:  Youki Kudoh  •  Saemi Nakamura  •  Joe Romersa  •  Rebecca Forstadt

In Japan, the vampire-hunter Saya, who is a powerful original, is sent by her liaison with the government, David, posed as a teenage student to the Yokota High School on the eve of Halloween to hunt down vampires. Saya asks David to give a new katana to her. Soon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hiroyuki Kitakubo
CAST:  Youki Kudoh  •  Saemi Nakamura  •  Joe Romersa  •  Rebecca Forstadt

Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)

In the 1950s, a Japanese-American fisherman is suspected of killing his neighbour at sea. For Ishmael, a local reporter, the trial strikes a deep emotional chord when he finds his ex-lover is linked to the case. As he investigates the killing, he uncovers some ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Hicks
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Reeve Carney  •  Anne Suzuki

In the 1950s, a Japanese-American fisherman is suspected of killing his neighbour at sea. For Ishmael, a local reporter, the trial strikes a deep emotional chord when he finds his ex-lover is linked to the case. As he investigates the killing, he uncovers some ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Hicks
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Reeve Carney  •  Anne Suzuki

Rush Hour 3 (2007)

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After a botched assassination attempt, the mismatched duo finds themselves in Paris, struggling to retrieve a precious list of names, as the murderous crime syndicate's henchmen try their best to stop them. Once more, Lee and Carter must fight their way through ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Chris Tucker  •  Jackie Chan  •  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Max von Sydow

After a botched assassination attempt, the mismatched duo finds themselves in Paris, struggling to retrieve a precious list of names, as the murderous crime syndicate's henchmen try their best to stop them. Once more, Lee and Carter must fight their way through ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Chris Tucker  •  Jackie Chan  •  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Max von Sydow

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

Typhoon Club (1985)

Offering a caustic immersion into the lives of disaffected junior high students on the cusp of adulthood, the film takes place over the five-day period before, during, and after a ferocious, seemingly-liberating typhoon, which six of the students endure while ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shinji Sōmai
CAST:  Youki Kudoh  •  Yuichi Mikami  •  Tomokazu Miura  •  Yuka Ônishi

Offering a caustic immersion into the lives of disaffected junior high students on the cusp of adulthood, the film takes place over the five-day period before, during, and after a ferocious, seemingly-liberating typhoon, which six of the students endure while ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shinji Sōmai
CAST:  Youki Kudoh  •  Yuichi Mikami  •  Tomokazu Miura  •  Yuka Ônishi

The Crazy Family (1984)

The Kobayashi family finally get the chance to move out of their tiny, cramped Tokyo apartment in favour of the suburban house of their dreams. But all is not well: the house is infested by termites and the family starts cracking up: Son Masaki is studying so ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gakuryu Ishii
CAST:  Youki Kudoh  •  Katsuya Kobayashi  •  Yoshiki Arizono  •  Hitoshi Ueki

The Kobayashi family finally get the chance to move out of their tiny, cramped Tokyo apartment in favour of the suburban house of their dreams. But all is not well: the house is infested by termites and the family starts cracking up: Son Masaki is studying so ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gakuryu Ishii
CAST:  Youki Kudoh  •  Katsuya Kobayashi  •  Yoshiki Arizono  •  Hitoshi Ueki

Karakara (2012)

Pierre, a retired professor in his early sixties ends up making a short, unsettling trip around Okinawa with Junko, a 40-year-old runaway wife. The confused intellectual would rather not get involved with this unlikely and unexpected lover but decides to follow his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Gagnon
CAST:  Gabriel Arcand  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Atta Yuichi  •  John Potter

Pierre, a retired professor in his early sixties ends up making a short, unsettling trip around Okinawa with Junko, a 40-year-old runaway wife. The confused intellectual would rather not get involved with this unlikely and unexpected lover but decides to follow his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Gagnon
CAST:  Gabriel Arcand  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Atta Yuichi  •  John Potter

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

War and Youth (1991)

An auto repairman's daughter questions him about what happened to her aunt during the war, but the father remains reticent. Finally the man opens up, and the girl is able to piece together her aunt's tragic story.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tadashi Imai
CAST:  Yumiko Fujita  •  Hisashi Igawa  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Keisuke Sano

An auto repairman's daughter questions him about what happened to her aunt during the war, but the father remains reticent. Finally the man opens up, and the girl is able to piece together her aunt's tragic story.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tadashi Imai
CAST:  Yumiko Fujita  •  Hisashi Igawa  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Keisuke Sano

Labyrinth Romanesque (1988)

A serial killing occurs at a port town brothel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shunya Ito
CAST:  Yoko Shimada  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Hitomi Kuroki  •  Tatsuo Nadaka

A serial killing occurs at a port town brothel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shunya Ito
CAST:  Yoko Shimada  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Hitomi Kuroki  •  Tatsuo Nadaka

Granny Gabai (2006)

Gabai Granny is based on the bestseller Saga No Gabai Baachan (Gabai Granny from Saga), which is penned by comedian Shimada Yoshichi as he recounts his childhood memories of growing up under the care of his grandmother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hitoshi Kurauchi
CAST:  Kazuko Yoshiyuki  •  Yuji Miyake  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Ken Ogata

Gabai Granny is based on the bestseller Saga No Gabai Baachan (Gabai Granny from Saga), which is penned by comedian Shimada Yoshichi as he recounts his childhood memories of growing up under the care of his grandmother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hitoshi Kurauchi
CAST:  Kazuko Yoshiyuki  •  Yuji Miyake  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Ken Ogata

Zatoichi: The Last (2010)

A blind master swordsman attempts to lead a quiet life with his wife but he is provoked back into battle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Junji Sakamoto
CAST:  Shingo Katori  •  Satomi Ishihara  •  Takashi Sorimachi  •  Chieko Baisho

A blind master swordsman attempts to lead a quiet life with his wife but he is provoked back into battle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Junji Sakamoto
CAST:  Shingo Katori  •  Satomi Ishihara  •  Takashi Sorimachi  •  Chieko Baisho

Heaven's Burning (1997)

In Sydney, the newly married Midori is honeymooning with her husband, Yukio. She does not love him and fakes her own kidnapping to escape the marriage. Her lover is supposed to meet her, but fails to appear. She goes to a bank to get some cash, only to become a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Lahiff
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Kenji Isomura  •  Ray Barrett

In Sydney, the newly married Midori is honeymooning with her husband, Yukio. She does not love him and fakes her own kidnapping to escape the marriage. Her lover is supposed to meet her, but fails to appear. She goes to a bank to get some cash, only to become a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Lahiff
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Kenji Isomura  •  Ray Barrett

The Limits of Control (2009)

A mysterious stranger works outside the law and keeps his objectives hidden, trusting no one. While his demeanor is paradoxically focused and dreamlike all at once, he embarks on a journey that not only takes him across Spain, but also through his own consciousness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Isaach De Bankolé  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Bill Murray  •  Gael García Bernal

A mysterious stranger works outside the law and keeps his objectives hidden, trusting no one. While his demeanor is paradoxically focused and dreamlike all at once, he embarks on a journey that not only takes him across Spain, but also through his own consciousness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Isaach De Bankolé  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Bill Murray  •  Gael García Bernal

Death Note: L Change the World (2008)

"The human whose name is written in the Death Note shall die." After making the hardest decision ever, another serious case confronts L. There are only 23 days left and without his best partner Watari, L has to solve the case all by himself for the very first time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Shunji Fujimura  •  Mayuko Fukuda  •  Narushi Fukuda  •  Sei Hiraizumi

"The human whose name is written in the Death Note shall die." After making the hardest decision ever, another serious case confronts L. There are only 23 days left and without his best partner Watari, L has to solve the case all by himself for the very first time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Shunji Fujimura  •  Mayuko Fukuda  •  Narushi Fukuda  •  Sei Hiraizumi

Imprint (2006)

An American journalist travels through 19th Century Japan in search of Komomo, the missing love of his life that he had abandoned years ago, promising to come back to her later. After an encounter with a deformed prostitute that tells him of Komomo's passing, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takashi Miike
CAST:  Billy Drago  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Miho Ninagawa  •  Michié

An American journalist travels through 19th Century Japan in search of Komomo, the missing love of his life that he had abandoned years ago, promising to come back to her later. After an encounter with a deformed prostitute that tells him of Komomo's passing, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takashi Miike
CAST:  Billy Drago  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Miho Ninagawa  •  Michié

Picture Bride (1995)

Riyo, an orphaned 17-year old, sails from Yokohama to Hawaii in 1918 to marry Matsuji, a man she has never met. Hoping to escape a troubled past and start anew, Riyo is bitterly disappointed upon her arrival: her husband is twice her age. The miserable girl finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kayo Hatta
CAST:  Youki Kudoh  •  Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa  •  Tamlyn Tomita  •  Akira Takayama

Riyo, an orphaned 17-year old, sails from Yokohama to Hawaii in 1918 to marry Matsuji, a man she has never met. Hoping to escape a troubled past and start anew, Riyo is bitterly disappointed upon her arrival: her husband is twice her age. The miserable girl finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kayo Hatta
CAST:  Youki Kudoh  •  Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa  •  Tamlyn Tomita  •  Akira Takayama

This Country’s Sky (2015)

Set in Tokyo, Japan near the end of World War II. 19-year-old Satoko (Fumi Nikaido) lives with her mother (Youki Kudoh) and her aunt. The war is turning more grave. Even though Satoko is near the age to get married, she can't even think of marriage due to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Haruhiko Arai
CAST:  Fumi Nikaido  •  Hiroki Hasegawa  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Yasuko Tomita

Set in Tokyo, Japan near the end of World War II. 19-year-old Satoko (Fumi Nikaido) lives with her mother (Youki Kudoh) and her aunt. The war is turning more grave. Even though Satoko is near the age to get married, she can't even think of marriage due to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Haruhiko Arai
CAST:  Fumi Nikaido  •  Hiroki Hasegawa  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Yasuko Tomita

We Are (2018)

Seven friends part ways after their last day at school. Some seek their fortune in Tokyo, others remain in their hometown Maebashi. Over the course of ten years, their paths keep crossing, and while they experience losses and broken dreams, they learn about the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michihito Fujii
CAST:  Erina Mano  •  Kurumi Shimizu  •  Ryusei Yokohama  •  Yuki Morinaga

Seven friends part ways after their last day at school. Some seek their fortune in Tokyo, others remain in their hometown Maebashi. Over the course of ten years, their paths keep crossing, and while they experience losses and broken dreams, they learn about the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michihito Fujii
CAST:  Erina Mano  •  Kurumi Shimizu  •  Ryusei Yokohama  •  Yuki Morinaga
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