Search results for "Kaori Momoi"

Faces of a Fig Tree (2006)

Comedy about a woman who finds a new life after she loses her busband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kaori Momoi
CAST:  Hanako Yamada  •  Kaori Momoi  •  Saburo Ishikura  •  Katsumi Takahashi

3.11 Sense of Home (2011)

In memory of the Japanese earthquake on 3.11, each director presents a 3 minute and 11 second short film in tribute to those who were lost that day.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Drama
DIRECTION:  Naomi Kawase  •  Jonas Mekas  •  Joon-ho Bong  •  Kazuhiro Soda  •  Jia Zhangke  •  Víctor Erice  •  Kaori Momoi  •  Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio  •  Apichatpong Weerasethakul  •  So Yong Kim  •  Isaki Lacuesta  •  Steven Sebring  •  Zhao Ye  •  Catherine Cadou  •  Ariel Rotter  •  Leslie Kee  •  Toyoko Yamasaki  •  Mohd Naguib Razak  •  Wisut Ponnimit  •  Takushi Nishinaka  •  Shunji Dodo
CAST:  Ana Torrent  •  Kaori Momoi  •  Zhao Tao

Hee (2016)

Years after she related to him the story of her parents’ death in a fire, for which – rightly or wrongly – she feels responsible, Japanese psychiatrist Dr. Sanada meets his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kaori Momoi

Why Not? (1981)

The film depicts carnivalesque atmosphere summed up by the cry "Ee ja nai ka" ("Why not?") in Japan in 1867 and 1868 in the days leading to the Meiji Restoration. It examines ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shôhei Imamura
CAST:  Kaori Momoi  •  Shigeru Izumiya  •  Ken Ogata  •  Shigeru Tsuyuguchi

Kagemusha (1980) RT 86% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Mar 2005

Akira Kurosawa's lauded feudal epic presents the tale of a petty thief who is recruited to impersonate Shingen, an aging warlord, in order to avoid attacks by competing clans. ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Akira Kurosawa
CAST:  Tatsuya Nakadai  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Jinpachi Nezu  •  Takashi Shimura

Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) RT 35% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Mar 2006

A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Zhang Ziyi  •  Gong Li  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Tsai Chin

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

The Sun (2005)

The Sun (Russian: Сóлнце, Solntse) is a 2005 Russian biographical film depicting Japanese Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) during the final days of World War II. The film is the third ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Alexander Sokurov
CAST:  Issei Ogata  •  Robert Dawson  •  Kaori Momoi  •  Shirô Sano

Izo (2004)

Izo is an assassin in the service of a Tosa lord and Imperial supporter. After killing dozens of the Shogun's men, Izo is captured and crucified. Instead of being extinguished ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Fantasy • History • Horror
DIRECTION:  Takashi Miike
CAST:  Kazuya Nakayama  •  Kaori Momoi  •  Ryûhei Matsuda  •  Hiroki Matsukata

Tora-san, the Matchmaker (1979)

Tora-san helps out a runaway bride.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Yôji Yamada
CAST:  Kiyoshi Atsumi  •  Chieko Baishô  •  Kaori Momoi  •  Akira Fuse

No More Easy Life (1979)

Mariko is living the life of a typical Japanese college student in the 70's, spending far more of her time balancing boyfriends and part-time jobs than on her schoolwork. She ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yôichi Higashi
CAST:  Kaori Momoi  •  Eiji Okuda  •  Leo Morimoto  •  Juzo Itami

Tokyo Lullaby (1997)

Hamanaka Koichi (Nagatsuka Kyozo) returns to his wife Hisako (Baisho Mitsuko) and family in a sadder, run-down section of eastern Tokyo after having run away from home years ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jun Ichikawa
CAST:  Kyôzô Nagatsuka  •  Kaori Momoi  •  Mitsuko Baisho  •  Satoko Abe

Comic Magazine (1986)

Stuck doing show-biz schlock, an investigative reporter stumbles on a scheme to swindle pensions through an attractive gold futures scam, a potential news-story.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Yôjirô Takita
CAST:  Yuya Uchida  •  Yumi Asou  •  Takeshi Kitano  •  Hiromi Gô

Suspicion (1982)

DVD release: Oct 2006

A car going at 25 mph plunges into the sea at Shinko Harbour, Toyama prefecture. Inside is the local business magnate Fukutaro Shirakawa (Noboru Nakaya), who perishes. Riding ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Yoshitaro Nomura
CAST:  Kaori Momoi  •  Shima Iwashita  •  Takeshi Kaga  •  Akira Emoto

Tomorrow (1988)

On August 9, 1945, the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. This film, based on a story by Mitsukaru Inoue, describes the daily life of people in Nagasaki the day ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kazuo Kuroki
CAST:  Kaori Momoi  •  南果歩  •  Atsuko Sendo  •  Arthur Kuroda

The Assasination of Ryoma (1974)

Story of the last three days in the life of Sakamoto Ryoma (1836-1867), imperial loyalist who tried to unite the Choshu and Satsuma clans and prepared the way for the Meiji ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Kazuo Kuroki
CAST:  Yoshio Harada  •  Renji Ishibashi  •  Rie Nakagawa  •  Kaori Momoi

The Island Tales (2000)

A group of disparate characters find themselves trapped overnight on a island somewhere off the coast of mainland China. The circumstances force them to overlook their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kwan
CAST:  Takao Osawa  •  Shu Qi  •  Kaori Momoi  •  Michelle Reis

Emperor (2012) RT 32% / Audience 45%

DVD release: Aug 2013

As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Peter Webber
CAST:  Matthew Fox  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Eriko Hatsune  •  Masayoshi Haneda

Helter Skelter (2012) RT Audience 63%

DVD release: Oct 2004

Through round after round of extensive plastic surgery and vigorous maintenance, Ririko has become the absolute manifestation of beauty, and becomes a wildly successful model, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Horror
DIRECTION:  Mika Ninagawa
CAST:  Erika Sawajiri  •  Kiko Mizuhara  •  Anne Suzuki  •  Yōsuke Kubozuka