Search results for "Atsuro Watabe"

Echo of Silence (2008)

In a small town of Hokkaido, Yunni, Fusako Kurokawa (Saki Takaoka), lives a quiet life with her father. Life here is very simple, but it is good enough and she is happy enough ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Atsuro Watabe
CAST:  Saki Takaoka  •  Atsuro Watabe  •  Miki  •  Reona Hirota

Swallowtail (1996)

Swallowtail Butterfly takes place in an alternate Japan, in a ghetto where immigrants from all over the world have come to live and make their fortune. The city is called ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Shunji Iwai
CAST:  Yōsuke Eguchi  •  Hiroshi Mikami  •  Ayumi Ito  •  Chara

Three... Extremes (2004)

“Three” is an anthology of three horror shorts from three different Asian countries.In "Dumplings" an aging actress wishing to reclaim her youth goes to a woman who makes ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  Chan-wook Park  •  Takashi Miike  •  Fruit Chan
CAST:  Bai Ling  •  Pauline Lau  •  Tony Leung Ka-Fai  •  Meme Tian

Zebraman (2004) RT 57% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Feb 2008

Being a failure as a teacher and a familyman, Shinichi tries to escape everyday live by dressing up as "Zebraman", the superhero. Although the TV series whas canceled after ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Takashi Miike
CAST:  Shô Aikawa  •  Kyōka Suzuki  •  Yui Ichikawa  •  Kôen Kondô

A Quiet Life (1995) RT Audience 66%

Melodrama about the life of a mentally handicapped young man and his devoted sister after their famous novelist father and housewife mother go to Australia on a business trip.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Juzo Itami
CAST:  Masayuki Imai  •  Nobuko Miyamoto  •  Hinako Saeki  •  Atsuro Watabe

The River with No Bridge (1992)

THE RIVER WITH NO BRIDGE begins in 1908 and tells the story of a widow, Fude HATANAKA and her two sons, Seitaro and Koji, who live in the small town of Komori, where Buraku ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yôichi Higashi
CAST:  Naoko Ôtani  •  Tamao Nakamura  •  Tetsuta Sugimoto  •  Atsuro Watabe

To Love (1997)

Mitsu works in a factory and has a crush on Tsutomu, a young man she met on the Tokyo streets. One day the two go out, and after some deception, Tsutomu manages to have his ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
CAST:  Miki Sakai  •  Atsuro Watabe  •  Jô Shishido  •  Chieko Matsubara

Falling Into The Evening (1998)

"Falling into the Evening" tells the story of a young woman’s confusion when her boyfriend starts a relationship with another. Rica and Kengo have been living together for the ...  (more)

CAST:  Tomoyo Harada  •  Atsuro Watabe  •  Miho Kanno  •  Midori Kiuchi

Taiga no itteki (2001)

The story opens with Yukiko and her business partner in Moscow searching for Russian items for their store in Tokyo. There they meet a Russian translator, Nicholai, played by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seijirô Kôyama
CAST:  Narumi Yasuda  •  Rentarô Mikuni  •  Atsuro Watabe  •  Mitsuko Baisho

R100 (2013) RT 79% / Audience 50%

DVD release: Mar 2015

Ruthless dominatrixes pursue a mild-mannered salesman who wants to get out of his unbreakable contract with a secret bondage club.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Hitoshi Matsumoto
CAST:  Nao Ōmori  •  Mao Daichi  •  Shinobu Terajima  •  Hairi Katagiri

Phone Call to the Bar 2 (2013)

A friend of the detective has been is murdered. During the investigation, he comes across a source which tells him that his friend was murdered for involvement with the dark ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Hajime Hashimoto
CAST:  Yo Oizumi  •  Ryûhei Matsuda  •  Machiko Ono  •  Tomorowo Taguchi

A Pierrot (2009)

On the outset, the Okunos seem like a normal happy family with father Tadashi and his two bright sons, genetics researcher Izumi and artsy Haru. When a series of arson attacks ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Junichi Mori
CAST:  Ryo Kase  •  Masaki Okada  •  Fumiyo Kohinata  •  Kyōka Suzuki

Sunshine Ahead (2010)

Based on a true story, "Sunshine Ahead" tells the story of environmentalist Koji Kinjo & his wife who embarks on a ambitious plan to create coral reefs in the sea. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Toshio Lee
CAST:  Takashi Okamura  •  Yasuko Matsuyuki  •  Hisashi Yoshizawa  •  Meiken Itô

Gaiji Keisatsu (2012)

With nuclear war on the horizon, a Japanese cop and an undercover American agent team up to find confidential documents that could start World War III.  (more)

GENRES: Thriller
DIRECTION:  Kentaro Horikirizono
CAST:  Atsuro Watabe  •  KangWoo Kim  •  Machiko Ono  •  Yôko Maki

The Flowers of War (2011) RT 42% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Jul 2012

A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Zhang Yimou
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Paul Schneider  •  Ni Ni  •  Tong Dawei

Gaku: Minna no Yama (2011)

The film stars Oguri Shun as an experienced mountain climber and rescue team volunteer named Shimazaki Sanpo. Sanpo loves the mountains and wants as many people as possible to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Osamu Katayama
CAST:  Shun Oguri  •  Atsuro Watabe  •  Takuya Ishida  •  Yoshie Ichige

Last Love, First Love (2003)

A Japanese salaryman in Shanghai falls in love with two women, one of whom is terminally ill.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Hisashi Tôma
CAST:  Atsuro Watabe  •  Xu Jinglei  •  Dong Jie  •  Ryo Ishibashi

Death Water (2006)

Newspaper correspondent Kyoko Togakure (Haruka Igawa) visits a nursing home in the outskirts of Tokyo. She finds the dead body of a resident. It was an apparent suicide. He's ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Kiyoshi Yamamoto
CAST:  Haruka Igawa  •  Mio Suzuki  •  Atsuro Watabe  •  Mami Yamasaki

Love Exposure (2008) RT 90% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Dec 2011

The story of a teenage boy named Yu, who falls for Yoko, a girl he runs into while working as an `up-skirt' photographer in an offshoot of the porn industry. His attempts to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Drama • Romance
CAST:  Takahiro Nishijima  •  Hikari Mitsushima  •  Makiko Watanabe  •  Sakura Ando

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (2010) RT Audience 41%

Diving to save a camera from a fall down a flight of stairs, high school junior Naomi Sukuse wakes with no memory of the last four years. Naomi must remember who she was and ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Hans Canosa
CAST:  Maki Horikita  •  Ken'ichi Matsuyama  •  Yuya Tegoshi  •  Anton Yelchin