Norihei Miki

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Black Rain (1989)

Shigematsu Shizuma, who lives with his family in a village near Fukuyama, was in Hiroshima with his wife and niece just after the devastating atomic bombing, a tragedy that cruelly took the lives of thousands of people and forever marked the harsh existence of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shōhei Imamura
CAST:  Yoshiko Tanaka  •  Kazuo Kitamura  •  Etsuko Ichihara  •  Masato Yamada

Shigematsu Shizuma, who lives with his family in a village near Fukuyama, was in Hiroshima with his wife and niece just after the devastating atomic bombing, a tragedy that cruelly took the lives of thousands of people and forever marked the harsh existence of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shōhei Imamura
CAST:  Yoshiko Tanaka  •  Kazuo Kitamura  •  Etsuko Ichihara  •  Masato Yamada

Why Not? (1981)

The film depicts carnivalesque atmosphere summed up by the cry "Ei ja nai ka" ("Why not?") in Japan in 1867 and 1868 in the days leading to the Meiji Restoration. It examines the effects of the political and social upheaval of the time, and culminates in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shōhei Imamura
CAST:  Kaori Momoi  •  Shigeru Izumiya  •  Ken Ogata  •  Shigeru Tsuyuguchi

The film depicts carnivalesque atmosphere summed up by the cry "Ei ja nai ka" ("Why not?") in Japan in 1867 and 1868 in the days leading to the Meiji Restoration. It examines the effects of the political and social upheaval of the time, and culminates in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shōhei Imamura
CAST:  Kaori Momoi  •  Shigeru Izumiya  •  Ken Ogata  •  Shigeru Tsuyuguchi

Pom Poko (1994)

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The Raccoons of the Tama Hills are being forced from their homes by the rapid development of houses and shopping malls. As it becomes harder to find food and shelter, they decide to band together and fight back. The Raccoons practice and perfect the ancient art of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isao Takahata
CAST:  Shinchou Kokontei  •  Makoto Nonomura  •  Yuriko Ishida  •  Norihei Miki

The Raccoons of the Tama Hills are being forced from their homes by the rapid development of houses and shopping malls. As it becomes harder to find food and shelter, they decide to band together and fight back. The Raccoons practice and perfect the ancient art of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isao Takahata
CAST:  Shinchou Kokontei  •  Makoto Nonomura  •  Yuriko Ishida  •  Norihei Miki

Zegen (1987)

At the time between the World Wars, Japan is involved in empire-building throughout East and Southeast Asia. After a brief career as a low-level military adventurer, Iheiji sets up chains of brothels throughout Asia. As Japan's power in the region grows, so does ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shōhei Imamura
CAST:  Ken Ogata  •  Mitsuko Baisho  •  Ko Chun-Hsiung  •  Norihei Miki

At the time between the World Wars, Japan is involved in empire-building throughout East and Southeast Asia. After a brief career as a low-level military adventurer, Iheiji sets up chains of brothels throughout Asia. As Japan's power in the region grows, so does ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shōhei Imamura
CAST:  Ken Ogata  •  Mitsuko Baisho  •  Ko Chun-Hsiung  •  Norihei Miki

Tora-san Meets His Lordship (1977)

Tora-san befriends the descendant of a feudal lord. The man asks Tora to locate his deceased son's wife who resides somewhere in Tokyo.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yoji Yamada
CAST:  Kiyoshi Atsumi  •  Chieko Baisho  •  Gin Maeda  •  Kanjūrō Arashi

Tora-san befriends the descendant of a feudal lord. The man asks Tora to locate his deceased son's wife who resides somewhere in Tokyo.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yoji Yamada
CAST:  Kiyoshi Atsumi  •  Chieko Baisho  •  Gin Maeda  •  Kanjūrō Arashi

Suspicion (1982)

A car going at 25 mph plunges into the sea at Shinko Harbour, Toyama prefecture. Inside is the local business magnate Fukutaro Shirakawa, who perishes. Riding alongside him and surviving unhurt is his second wife, Kumako. It soon comes to light that Kumako’s ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yoshitaro Nomura
CAST:  Kaori Momoi  •  Shima Iwashita  •  Takeshi Kaga  •  Noboru Nakaya

A car going at 25 mph plunges into the sea at Shinko Harbour, Toyama prefecture. Inside is the local business magnate Fukutaro Shirakawa, who perishes. Riding alongside him and surviving unhurt is his second wife, Kumako. It soon comes to light that Kumako’s ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yoshitaro Nomura
CAST:  Kaori Momoi  •  Shima Iwashita  •  Takeshi Kaga  •  Noboru Nakaya

The Inugamis (1976)

When a tycoon passes away, he unexpectedly leaves the family fortune to outsider Tamayo on the condition that she marries one of the grandsons, pitting blood against blood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kon Ichikawa
CAST:  Teruhiko Aoi  •  Yoko Shimada  •  Mieko Takamine  •  Mitsuko Kusabue

When a tycoon passes away, he unexpectedly leaves the family fortune to outsider Tamayo on the condition that she marries one of the grandsons, pitting blood against blood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kon Ichikawa
CAST:  Teruhiko Aoi  •  Yoko Shimada  •  Mieko Takamine  •  Mitsuko Kusabue

Lullaby to Kill (1977)

Kôsuke Kindaichi, a somewhat peculiar private detective, visits a remote town. He meets a police detective and they start to investigate an old unsolved murder. Then some murders happen. Kindaichi must find out about the past in order to reveal who the murderer is.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kon Ichikawa
CAST:  Koji Ishizaka  •  Keiko Kishi  •  Yoko Takahashi  •  Akiko Nishina

Kôsuke Kindaichi, a somewhat peculiar private detective, visits a remote town. He meets a police detective and they start to investigate an old unsolved murder. Then some murders happen. Kindaichi must find out about the past in order to reveal who the murderer is.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kon Ichikawa
CAST:  Koji Ishizaka  •  Keiko Kishi  •  Yoko Takahashi  •  Akiko Nishina

Island of Hell (1977)

A scruffy detective investigates the murders of three sisters on a small Japanese island in 1946.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kon Ichikawa
CAST:  Koji Ishizaka  •  Yōko Tsukasa  •  Takeshi Katō  •  Reiko Ōhara

A scruffy detective investigates the murders of three sisters on a small Japanese island in 1946.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kon Ichikawa
CAST:  Koji Ishizaka  •  Yōko Tsukasa  •  Takeshi Katō  •  Reiko Ōhara

My Hobo (1962)

Story of a resourceful hobo (Kobayashi), a con woman (Takamine) who pretends to be a victim of the Nagasaki A-bomb, and two orphaned children who become a most atypical Japanese family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zenzō Matsuyama
CAST:  Keiju Kobayashi  •  Hideko Takamine  •  Reiko Dan  •  Norihei Miki

Story of a resourceful hobo (Kobayashi), a con woman (Takamine) who pretends to be a victim of the Nagasaki A-bomb, and two orphaned children who become a most atypical Japanese family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zenzō Matsuyama
CAST:  Keiju Kobayashi  •  Hideko Takamine  •  Reiko Dan  •  Norihei Miki

Buddies (1989)

Based on a celebrated book by Kuniko Mukoda, this film directed by Yasuo Furuhata tells of a close friendship undone by love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yasuo Furuhata
CAST:  Ken Takakura  •  Eiji Bandō  •  Sumiko Fuji  •  Yasuko Tomita

Based on a celebrated book by Kuniko Mukoda, this film directed by Yasuo Furuhata tells of a close friendship undone by love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yasuo Furuhata
CAST:  Ken Takakura  •  Eiji Bandō  •  Sumiko Fuji  •  Yasuko Tomita

Zatoichi's Revenge (1965)

Itinerant masseur and master swordsman, the blind Zatoichi, is near the village of his teacher, Hikonoichi, so he decides to visit. He learns of Hikonoichi's recent robbery and murder and the imprisonment of his virginal daughter, Osayo, in a brothel. Through ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Akira Inoue
CAST:  Shintarō Katsu  •  Norihei Miki  •  Mikiko Tsubouchi  •  Takeshi Katō

Itinerant masseur and master swordsman, the blind Zatoichi, is near the village of his teacher, Hikonoichi, so he decides to visit. He learns of Hikonoichi's recent robbery and murder and the imprisonment of his virginal daughter, Osayo, in a brothel. Through ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Akira Inoue
CAST:  Shintarō Katsu  •  Norihei Miki  •  Mikiko Tsubouchi  •  Takeshi Katō

A Legend of Turmoil (1992)

A story about the development of a bright and strong yakuza. Otaki is an old-fashioned respectful yakuza who tries to protect his small yakuza family. When his boss gets shot, he decides to go after the plotters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seiji Izumi
CAST:  Takanori Jinnai  •  Yoshiko Kayama  •  Yoko Akino  •  Akira Kobayashi

A story about the development of a bright and strong yakuza. Otaki is an old-fashioned respectful yakuza who tries to protect his small yakuza family. When his boss gets shot, he decides to go after the plotters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seiji Izumi
CAST:  Takanori Jinnai  •  Yoshiko Kayama  •  Yoko Akino  •  Akira Kobayashi

Scrap Collectors (1968)

Based on a story by Akiyuki Nosaka.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tomotaka Tasaka
CAST:  Kiyoshi Atsumi  •  Shoichi Ozawa  •  Shigeru Tsuyuguchi  •  Etsuko Nami

Based on a story by Akiyuki Nosaka.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tomotaka Tasaka
CAST:  Kiyoshi Atsumi  •  Shoichi Ozawa  •  Shigeru Tsuyuguchi  •  Etsuko Nami

The Maid Story (1963)

Nine maids serve the household of a writer and his wife. The couple treat their maids like daughters and marry them off to eligible men. So, they are forever looking for new maids. As the years go by maid servants become hired help and more bossy and independent, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shirō Toyoda
CAST:  Hisaya Morishige  •  Reiko Dan  •  Nobuko Otowa  •  Keiko Awaji

Nine maids serve the household of a writer and his wife. The couple treat their maids like daughters and marry them off to eligible men. So, they are forever looking for new maids. As the years go by maid servants become hired help and more bossy and independent, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shirō Toyoda
CAST:  Hisaya Morishige  •  Reiko Dan  •  Nobuko Otowa  •  Keiko Awaji

Kachô Shima Kôsaku (1992)

Based on the comic book by Kenshi Hirokane  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kichitaro Negishi
CAST:  Toshihiko Tahara  •  Yumi Asou  •  Etsushi Toyokawa  •  Masahiko Tsugawa

Based on the comic book by Kenshi Hirokane  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kichitaro Negishi
CAST:  Toshihiko Tahara  •  Yumi Asou  •  Etsushi Toyokawa  •  Masahiko Tsugawa

Cold Rice, Osan, Chan (1965)

Three stories revolve around independence, a man searching for his wife, and a poor craftsman trying to make money.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tomotaka Tasaka
CAST:  Kinnosuke Nakamura  •  Yoshiko Mita  •  Mitsuko Mori  •  Michiyo Aratama

Three stories revolve around independence, a man searching for his wife, and a poor craftsman trying to make money.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tomotaka Tasaka
CAST:  Kinnosuke Nakamura  •  Yoshiko Mita  •  Mitsuko Mori  •  Michiyo Aratama

The Scent of Incense (1964)

After her mother runs away from home, Tomoko is raised to be a geisha. One day Tomoko meets her mother in a red-light district in Tokyo and her life deeply gets in trouble.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keisuke Kinoshita
CAST:  Mariko Okada  •  Nobuko Otowa  •  Gō Katō  •  Kinuyo Tanaka

After her mother runs away from home, Tomoko is raised to be a geisha. One day Tomoko meets her mother in a red-light district in Tokyo and her life deeply gets in trouble.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keisuke Kinoshita
CAST:  Mariko Okada  •  Nobuko Otowa  •  Gō Katō  •  Kinuyo Tanaka

I Sell My Husband (1968)

Japanese comedy film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masaharu Segawa
CAST:  Frankie Sakai  •  Mitsuko Mori  •  Keizô Kawasaki  •  Masumi Tachibana

Japanese comedy film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masaharu Segawa
CAST:  Frankie Sakai  •  Mitsuko Mori  •  Keizô Kawasaki  •  Masumi Tachibana

Like a Savage (1985)

Young writer Tamako, who is wrongfully accused of killing the head yakuza, must find a way out of trouble.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tōru Kawashima
CAST:  Hiroko Yakushimaru  •  Kyôhei Shibata  •  Michiko Kawai  •  Yosuke Tagawa

Young writer Tamako, who is wrongfully accused of killing the head yakuza, must find a way out of trouble.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tōru Kawashima
CAST:  Hiroko Yakushimaru  •  Kyôhei Shibata  •  Michiko Kawai  •  Yosuke Tagawa
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