Search results for "Chôei Takahashi"

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Daibyonin (1993)

A successful Japanese movie director in his 60s becomes increasingly ill while working on his latest film. His family, friends, and doctor try to keep the secret of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Juzo Itami
CAST:  Rentarô Mikuni  •  Masahiko Tsugawa  •  Nobuko Miyamoto  •  Yoshiki Arizono

Tampopo (1985) RT 100% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Jul 2000

A pair of truck drivers happen onto a decrepit roadside fast food stop selling ramen noodles. The widowed owner, Tampopo, pleads them to help her turn her establishment into a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Juzo Itami
CAST:  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Nobuko Miyamoto  •  Ken Watanabe  •  Kōji Yakusho

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

Hachiko Monogatari (1987)

In 1924, Hidesaburō Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo, took in Hachikō, a golden brown Akita, as a pet. During his owner's life, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seijirô Kôyama
CAST:  Kaoru Yachigusa  •  Mako Ishino  •  Masumi Harukawa  •  Yoshi Kato

The Creature Called Man (1970)

A top police-guard, charged with protecting a visiting politician and ruthless dictator, contends with an assassin set to kill the man.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Kiyoshi Nishimura
CAST:  Yûzô Kayama  •  Jiro Tamiya  •  Mariko Kaga  •  Nobuo Nakamura

Machi nureta onna (1987)

Young woman are being abducted by a gang of modern day slave traders,only to be prepared as exclusive sex toys for 'business relations'. When some of the girls try to escape ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yasuaki Uegaki
CAST:  Akiko Nakamura  •  Chôei Takahashi  •  Natsumi Asano  •  Jiro Karasawa

Kaza-hana (2000) RT Audience 50%

In Somai's final film, an alcoholic civil servant wakes up under a cherry tree in Tokyo next to a bar hostess with whom he's impulsively made a suicide pact. Though he's now ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shinji Sômai
CAST:  Kumiko Aso  •  Kyôko Koizumi  •  Tadanobu Asano  •  Akira Emoto

Going Home (2004)

Haruo returns to his hometown for his mother’s second marriage and happens to meet his first love Miyuki in eight years. Haruo still has feelings for her, who left her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kôji Hagiuda
CAST:  Hidetoshi Nishijima  •  Reiko Kataoka  •  Kazuko Yoshiyuki  •  Ken Mitsuishi

Fugitive Alien (1987) RT Audience 7%

DVD release: Mar 1987

An alien is pursued as a traitor by his own race because he refuses to kill humans.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Minoru Kanaya  •  Kiyosumi Kuzakawa
CAST:  Tatsuya Azuma  •  Miyuki Tanigawa  •  Jô Shishido  •  Chôei Takahashi

A Promise (1986) RT 13% / Audience 24%

DVD release: Aug 2014

An old woman has died and her widower with dementia confesses to killing her. After this, the story goes back in time to show the events leading up to her death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yoshishige Yoshida
CAST:  Rentarô Mikuni  •  Chôichirô Kawarasaki  •  Orie Satô  •  Sachiko Murase

I Just Didn't Do It (2007)

A young man fights for his freedom after he is accused of groping a girl on train.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masayuki Suo
CAST:  Ryo Kase  •  Asaka Seto  •  Kōji Yakusho  •  Koji Yamamoto

Memoir of Japanese Assassins (1969)

This anthology film consists of nine incidents in the late 19th and early 20th centuries when assassins changed the course of Japanese history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sadao Nakajima
CAST:  Sonny Chiba  •  Jiro Tamiya  •  Chiezo Kataoka  •  Koji Tsuruta

The Music (1972)

A young woman undergoes psychiatric treatment after she no longer hears music and develops sexual hang-ups.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yasuzo Masumura
CAST:  Noriko Kurosawa  •  Toshiyuki Hosokawa  •  Chôei Takahashi  •  Kôji Moritsugu

Riot in Gujo (2000)

Naoto Ogata plays Sadajiro, a young farmer fighting out the battle of the riot through to the end. Sadajiro's wife is played by Hiromi Iwasaki, his father is played by Go Kato ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seijirô Kôyama
CAST:  Naoto Ogata  •  Hiromi Iwasaki  •  Arata Furuta  •  Gin Maeda

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