Yōko Narahashi

Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

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A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan 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

A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan 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

Memory & Desire (1998)

Sayo and Keiji have eloped to New Zealand to marry, away from the interference of Keiji's disapproving mother in Japan. On their honeymoon, they have the freedom to express their love away from her repressive influence. However, on what should be the happiest of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Niki Caro
CAST:  Eugene Nomura  •  Yuri Kinugawa  •  Brenda Kendall  •  Yōko Narahashi

Sayo and Keiji have eloped to New Zealand to marry, away from the interference of Keiji's disapproving mother in Japan. On their honeymoon, they have the freedom to express their love away from her repressive influence. However, on what should be the happiest of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Niki Caro
CAST:  Eugene Nomura  •  Yuri Kinugawa  •  Brenda Kendall  •  Yōko Narahashi

Hold My Hand (2016)

Live action adaptation of the play that actor Imai Masayuki conceived, authored, directed and starred in before succumbing to illness in 2015. The story questions the meaning of living through the lives of people with learning disabilities. Directed by Narahashi ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yōko Narahashi
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Live action adaptation of the play that actor Imai Masayuki conceived, authored, directed and starred in before succumbing to illness in 2015. The story questions the meaning of living through the lives of people with learning disabilities. Directed by Narahashi ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yōko Narahashi
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Cipher (1989)

Two brothers are in the spotlight: one a movie star making a football movie, the other a musician who occasionally goes to school (to cover for his sibling). What will destiny bring them?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tsuneo Tominaga
CAST:  Jay Kabira  •  Elly Narita  •  Mark Helgesen  •  Jennifer Watt

Two brothers are in the spotlight: one a movie star making a football movie, the other a musician who occasionally goes to school (to cover for his sibling). What will destiny bring them?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tsuneo Tominaga
CAST:  Jay Kabira  •  Elly Narita  •  Mark Helgesen  •  Jennifer Watt

Winds of God (1995)

With the 50th anniversary of the ending of World War II, Japan saw a spate of war films being released. This film -- directed by Yoko Narahashi -- concerns a modern-day comedy team transported into a kamikaze squad in the waning days of the war. The two comedians ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yōko Narahashi
CAST:  Masayuki Imai  •  Shota Yamaguchi  •  Naomasa Musaka  •  Noriko Ogawa

With the 50th anniversary of the ending of World War II, Japan saw a spate of war films being released. This film -- directed by Yoko Narahashi -- concerns a modern-day comedy team transported into a kamikaze squad in the waning days of the war. The two comedians ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yōko Narahashi
CAST:  Masayuki Imai  •  Shota Yamaguchi  •  Naomasa Musaka  •  Noriko Ogawa