Search results for "Joe Odagiri"

Looking For Cherry Blossoms (2009)

Three strangers gather in search of an elusive cherry blossom. The tree hardly matters after a while, though, as they stumble into one funny and revealing episode after another.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Odagiri
CAST:  Jun'ichi Kômoto  •  Sabu Kawahara  •  Noboru Mitani  •  Hiroshi Yamada

Azumi (2003) RT 47% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jan 1998

In war-torn Japan, the Tokugawa Shogun, desperate to restore peace to his people, orders the assassination of the hostile warlords. A beautiful young woman is raised from ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Aya Ueto  •  Shun Oguri  •  Hiroki Narimiya  •  Kenji Kohashi

Princess Raccoon (2005)

Amechiyo (the banished prince) falls in love with Tanukihime (a princess of raccoon dog disguised as human). This is an operetta which includes comedy, singing and dancing, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Fantasy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Seijun Suzuki
CAST:  Joe Odagiri  •  Hiroko Yakushimaru  •  Mikijiro Hira  •  Federico Aletta

Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005)

Even though Gennosuke and Oboro are from rival ninja villages, they are secretly in love. At an annual conference with the Lord, it is dictated that a competition--a fight to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action
DIRECTION:  Ten Shimoyama
CAST:  Yukie Nakama  •  Erika Sawajiri  •  Tomoka Kurotani  •  Joe Odagiri

Bright Future (2003) RT 70% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Mar 2005

Two friends who work in the same oshibori laundry are lost in the drudgery of everyday life. They hang out together, barely functioning and barely communicating. Their ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Kiyoshi Kurosawa
CAST:  Joe Odagiri  •  Tadanobu Asano  •  Tatsuya Fuji  •  Takashi Sasano

Blood and Bones (2004)

In 1923, the young Kim Shun-Pei moves from Cheju Island (South Korea), to Osaka (Japan). Through the years, he becomes a cruel, greedy and violent man and builds a factory of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yôichi Sai
CAST:  Takeshi Kitano  •  Hirofumi Arai  •  Kyōka Suzuki  •  Yutaka Matsushige

Break Through! (2005)

Romeo, A.K.A. Kosuke Matsuyama (Shun Shioya), is a second-year high school student. A nice, normal, nonviolent type, he suddenly finds himself in the middle of a rampaging ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Kazuyuki Izutsu
CAST:  Shun Shioya  •  Erika Sawajiri  •  Sôsuke Takaoka  •  Hiroyuki Onoue

In the Pool (2005)

A free-spirited psychiatrist exudes a magnetic attraction for patients with out-of-the-ordinary neuroses and odd conditions brought about by stress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Satoshi Miki
CAST:  Suzuki Matsuo  •  Joe Odagiri  •  Miwako Ichikawa  •  Seiichi Tanabe

Into a dream (2005)

Low-profile theater troop actor Mutsugoro Suzuki begins an oneiric journey back to his hometown, marked by his quest to find the one responsible of infecting him with a STD.  (more)

CAST:  Tetsushi Tanaka  •  Yûna Natsuo  •  Joe Odagiri  •  Jun Murakami

Big River (2006) RT Audience 50%

Soon after he lands in America, Ali, a Muslim man from Pakistan, begins his search for his estranged wife, Nadia. On his journey, Ali meets with Teppei, a Japanese traveller ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Atsushi Funahashi
CAST:  Joe Odagiri  •  Kavi Raz  •  Chloe Snyder

I Wish (2011) RT 94% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Nov 2012

Two young brothers at opposite ends of Kyushu devise a magical plan to reunite their separated parents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hirokazu Koreeda
CAST:  Koki Maeda  •  Oshiro Maeda  •  Ryôga Hayashi  •  Nene Otsuka

Present for You 3D (2013)

Shigeru Kajiwara (Joe Odagiri) works part-time at a company that sells mysterious health food. One day, the other employees run off with the company's money.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yoshihiko Dai
CAST:  Joe Odagiri  •  Akira Emoto  •  Isao Natsuyagi  •  Jun Fubuki

Human Trust (2013)

A professional scammer is hired by a wealthy young businessman to find a hidden treasure looted from the Bank of Japan and supposedly stashed away by a group of men after WWII ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Junji Sakamoto
CAST:  Koichi Sato  •  Shingo Katori  •  Arisa Mizuki  •  Joe Odagiri

Mr. Go (2013)

A 15-year-old circus ringmaster Wei-wei is left all alone with gorilla Ling-ling after grandfather passes away. Thanks to her grandfather's love for baseball, Ling-ling was ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Yong-hwa Kim
CAST:  Xu Jiao  •  DongIl Seong  •  JeongTae Kim  •  KangWoo Kim

The Great Passage (2013) RT Audience 85%

Majime, an eccentric man in publishing company, who has unique ability of words, joins the team that will compile a new dictionary, ‘The Great Passage.’ In the eclectic team, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yûya Ishii
CAST:  Ryûhei Matsuda  •  Aoi Miyazaki  •  Joe Odagiri  •  Haru Kuroki

Real (2013)

DVD release: Dec 2011

Koichi and Atsumi are lovers who have known each other all their lives. A year ago, however, a suicide attempt by Atsumi left her in a coma. Through 'sensing', a type of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Kiyoshi Kurosawa
CAST:  Takeru Sato  •  Haruka Ayase  •  Joe Odagiri  •  Miki Nakatani

Platonic Sex (2001)

When Aoi is gang-raped by her classmates and kicked out of her home by her own parents she sees no reason to continue living. Before she commits suicide, however, she receives ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masako Matsuura
CAST:  Saki Kagami  •  Joe Odagiri  •  Hiroshi Abe  •  Maho Nonami

My Way (2011) RT 21% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Jul 2012

Jun-shik, who works for Tatsuo’s grandfather’s farm while Korea is colonized by Japan, dreams about participating in the Tokyo Olympics as a marathon runner. Tatsuo also aims ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Je-gyu Kang
CAST:  Yeon-hee Lee  •  HeeWon Kim  •  Tae-kyung Oh  •  Kwak Jung-wook

Hei no naka no chûgakkô (2010)

"A School Behind Bars" centers around Asahi Junior High School, which is located within Nagano Matsumoto Boy's prison in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture - the only public ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Makoto Kiyohiro
CAST:  Joe Odagiri  •  Kei Suma  •  Seiji Chihara  •  Shôta Sometani