Search results for "Arata Iura"

After Life (1998)

After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hirokazu Koreeda
CAST:  Arata Iura  •  Erika Oda  •  Susumu Terajima  •  Takashi Naitô

Ping Pong (2002) RT 75% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Sep 2007

As children, the introverted Smile was being bullied by a gang of kids until the brash Peco comes by and chases all of them them away. Peco then takes Smile under his wings ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Fumihiko Sori
CAST:  Yōsuke Kubozuka  •  Sam Lee  •  Nakamura Shidō II  •  Naoto Takenaka

Distance (2001)

On the eighth anniversary of a cult's failed chemical attack on Tokyo and their subsequent mass suicide, family members of those affected gather at the cult's former base on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hirokazu Koreeda
CAST:  Arata Iura  •  Yûsuke Iseya  •  Susumu Terajima  •  Yui Natsukawa

Caterpillar (2010) RT 91% / Audience 53%

DVD release: Jan 2012

During the Second Sino-Japanese War, in 1940, Lieutenant Kurokawa returns home as a honored and decorated soldier but deprived of his arms and legs lost in battle. All hopes, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Kōji Wakamatsu
CAST:  Shinobu Terajima  •  Keigo Kasuya  •  Sabu Kawahara  •  Maki Ishikawa

Solanin (2010) RT Audience 61%

Meiko Inoue is a recent college grad working as an office lady in a job she hates. Her boyfriend Shigeo is permanently crashing at her apartment because his job as a freelance ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Takahiro Miki
CAST:  Kengo Kora  •  Aoi Miyazaki  •  Kenta Kiritani  •  Arata Iura

Shibuya (2010)

Go Ayano plays Kazunari Mizusawa, a young photographer gathering pictures of girls in Shibuya for a documentary. Suddenly the constant noise of the bustling crowd is drowned ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shinichi Nishitani
CAST:  Gô Ayano  •  Aimi Satsukawa  •  Miyuki Matsuda  •  Arata Iura

The Extreme Sukiyaki (2013)

Former college buddies Horaguchi and Okawa suddenly reunite on a whim after 15 years apart and try to resume their friendship by planning a trip together. Meanwhile, Okawa’s ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shirô Maeda
CAST:  Arata Iura  •  Yōsuke Kubozuka  •  Mikako Ichikawa  •  Kana Kurashina

Miroku (2013)

Miroku is a Japanese movie directed by Kaizo Hayashi.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kaizô Hayashi
CAST:  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Kaho Tsuchimura  •  Masaru Shiga  •  Shirô Sano

Torso (2010)

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yutaka Yamasaki
CAST:  Makiko Watanabe  •  Sakura Ando  •  Arata Iura  •  Sola Aoi

A Story of Yonosuke (2013)

The year is 1987 and Japan is just reaching the peak of its economic success. Eighteen-year old Yonosuke Yokomichi arrives in Tokyo from Nagasaki. Ordinary in every way ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Shûichi Okita
CAST:  Kengo Kora  •  Yuriko Yoshitaka  •  Gô Ayano  •  Sôsuke Ikematsu

Like Father, Like Son (2013)

Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. He learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth. He must make a life-changing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hirokazu Koreeda
CAST:  Masaharu Fukuyama  •  Yôko Maki  •  Jun Kunimura  •  Kirin Kiki

Kaien Hoteru · burû (2012)

Petrel Hotel Blue is about friends Yoji, Yukio, and Kohei attempting a vehicular robbery. Yoji never shows, Kohei flakes at the scene, and Yukio takes the fall for the failed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kōji Wakamatsu
CAST:  Kanako Higashi  •  Hiromasa Hirosue  •  Gô Jibiki  •  Hitomi Katayama

The Millennial Rapture (2012)

Sennen no yuraku is set in a small community called “Roji” where Kenji Nakagami—one of the most famous novelists in Japan—drew the absurdity and passion of life since its ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kōji Wakamatsu
CAST:  Shinobu Terajima  •  Shirô Sano  •  Kengo Kora  •  Sôsuke Takaoka

Bakugyaku Familia (2012)

"Blazing Famiglia" centers around a family of former teenage gangsters. Tetsu Hino (Yoshimi Tokui) was once the leader of the most feared motorcycle gang in the Kanto area. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kazuyoshi Kumakiri
CAST:  Yoshimi Tokui  •  Kento Hayashi  •  Sadao Abe  •  Tetsuji Tamayama

11:25 The Day He Chose His Own Fate (2012)

On November 25th 1970, a man committed ritual suicide inside the Tokyo headquarters of the Japanese Ministry of Defence, leaving behind a legacy of masterpieces and a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kōji Wakamatsu
CAST:  Arata Iura  •  Shinobu Terajima  •  Hanae Kan  •  Hideo Nakaizumi

Our Homeland (2012)

From the late 50s and into the 70s, more than 90,000 of the Koreans resident in Japan emigrated to North Korea, a country that promised them affluence, justice and an end to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yang Yong-hi
CAST:  Sakura Ando  •  Arata Iura  •  Tatsushi Ômori  •  Yang Ik-joon

Shady Grove (1999)

Rika, a bright, attractive, and driven young woman, is intent on marrying her dreamy boyfriend Seiichi Ono who is not only tall and handsome but also an up-and-coming ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shinji Aoyama
CAST:  Arata Iura  •  Tomohiro Skiguchi  •  Urara Awata  •  Ken Mitsuishi

Strangers In The City (2010)

Former high school teacher Kazuo Hatano (Toru Nakamura) reunites 12 years later with Masako Tezuka (Manami Konishi). Masako Tezuka was his former high school student whom he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Junji Sakamoto
CAST:  Toru Nakamura  •  Manami Konishi  •  Nao Minamisawa  •  Yōsuke Kubozuka