Search results for "Haruko Kato"

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Howl's Moving Castle (2004) RT 87% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 2006

When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Takuya Kimura  •  Akihiro Miwa  •  Tatsuya Gashûin  •  Mitsunori Isaki

Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) RT 96% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Apr 2003

A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Minami Takayama  •  Rei Sakuma  •  Kappei Yamaguchi  •  Keiko Toda

Pistol Opera (2001) RT 79% / Audience 48%

DVD release: Jun 2003

As one of Suzuki's last fims, it is related to his 1967 Branded to Kill, either as a remake or sequel. The plots of both films involve a third-ranked hit man deposing the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Seijun Suzuki
CAST:  Makiko Esumi  •  Sayoko Yamaguchi  •  Hanae Kan  •  Masatoshi Nagase

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985) RT 95% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Aug 2001

A fictional account of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima told in four parts. The first three parts relate events in three of his novels: The Temple of the Golden ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Schrader
CAST:  Ken Ogata  •  Gô Rijû  •  Masato Aizawa  •  Masayuki Shionoya

About Her Brother (2010)

Ginko’s younger brother Tetsuro, a failed comedian, is the oddball of the family. Embarrassing, loud and plain inappropriate at times causes Ginko to disown him. The two ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Yôji Yamada
CAST:  Ryo Kase  •  Yû Aoi  •  Tsurube Shôfukutei  •  Nenji Kobayashi

Deaths in Tokimeki (1984)

Deaths in Tokimeki tells the disturbing, compulsive story of a hit-man waiting to carry out a job: the assassination of the leader of a religious cult, masterminded by the ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Yoshimitsu Morita
CAST:  Kenji Sawada  •  Kanako Higuchi  •  Naoki Sugiura  •  Haruko Kato

Gonza the Spearman (1986)

The tragic story of Gonza, a handsome ladies man, set in the Tokagawa Period, a time in which appearences are very important. Gonza competes with Bannojo for the honor to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masahiro Shinoda
CAST:  Haruko Kato  •  Hiromi Gô  •  Hideji Ôtaki  •  Kuniko Miyake

Nihon ichi mijikai 'Haha' e no tegami (1995)

A young woman tries to reconcile with her mother, who left their family for another man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shinichirô Sawai
CAST:  Yukiyo Toake  •  Nae Yuki  •  Ryûji Harada  •  Sawa Suzuki

Dorodarake no junjô (1977)

This is a story of love between a society girl and a yakuza boy. Mami lives an ordinary life in Tokyo, being with her friends and studying. Her biggest interest is ladies ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sôkichi Tomimoto
CAST:  Momoe Yamaguchi  •  Tomokazu Miura  •  Ichirô Arishima  •  Chisako Hara

Sweet Revenge (1977)

Masao is falsely accused and jailed for the murder of a loanshark to whom he owed a lot of money. His sister Kiriko makes the long trip to Tokyo, specifically to accost Otsuka ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery
DIRECTION:  Katsumi Nishikawa
CAST:  Momoe Yamaguchi  •  Tomokazu Miura  •  Yûsuke Natsu  •  Renji Ishibashi

Tasmania Story (1990)

Eiji Kawano (Kunie Tanaka) has recently broken from the Japanese company he used to work for. As an immigrant to Tasmania, he has been won over by the island's immense natural ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yasuo Furuhata
CAST:  Kunie Tanaka  •  Hiroko Yakushimaru  •  Jinpachi Nezu  •  Yoshiko Miyazaki

Maihime (1989)

Based on a semi-autobiographical story by Ogai Mori, about a Japanese medical student who goes to Berlin to study in the 1880s and falls in love with a German ballet dancer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masahiro Shinoda
CAST:  Hiromi Gô  •  Mareike Carrière  •  Lisa Wolf  •  Christoph Eichhorn

Perfect Education 4: Secret Basement (2003)

A shy, nerdy man, Takeru finds a schoolgirl hooker Lily is unconscious in a Tokyo park, so he decides to bring her home and lock her up in a secret basement. Although Lily is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Toshiyuki Mizutani
CAST:  Yuriko Hiro'oka  •  Satoshi Izumi  •  Haruko Kato  •  Ken'ichi Matsuyama

Tamamoe! (2007)

After the unexpected death of her husband a new life begins for Toshiko. 30 years of a happy marriage seem to suddenly vanish as she finds out that her husband had lived a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Junji Sakamoto
CAST:  Jun Fubuki  •  Yoshiko Mita  •  Haruko Kato  •  Tetsushi Tanaka

Hitodenashi no koi (1995)

Movie adaptation of a novel by Rampo Edogawa.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masako Matsuura
CAST:  Michiko Hada  •  Hiroshi Abe  •  Haruko Kato  •  Eiji Okada

Chameleon (2008)

Keiko who leads a lonely life as a fortune teller on the streets meets Goro, a leader of the con-artists. One day, Goro witnesses a group of men kidnapping a middle-aged man ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Junji Sakamoto
CAST:  Tatsuya Fujiwara  •  Asami Mizukawa  •  Shun Shioya  •  Kosuke Toyohara

Gray Sunset (1985)

Grandfather Fuyukichi Takano, a former university professor, gets fired from his museum job when he is affected by Alzheimer's disease, but his affliction serves to deepen ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shunya Ito
CAST:  Yukiyo Toake  •  Minoru Chiaki  •  Teruhiko Saigô  •  Yumiko Nogawa

Capone Cries a Lot (1985)

Umiemon is a naniwa-bushi singer who travels with his wife to the United States in hopes of achieving fame and fortune.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Seijun Suzuki
CAST:  Kenichi Hagiwara  •  Yūko Tanaka  •  Kenji Sawada  •  Akira Emoto

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