Search results for "Ken Ogata"

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

The Ballad of Narayama (1983) RT 100% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Jun 2008

In a small village in a valley everyone who reaches the age of 70 must leave the village and go to a certain mountain top to die. If anyone should refuse he/she would disgrace ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shôhei Imamura
CAST:  Ken Ogata  •  Sumiko Sakamoto  •  Tonpei Hidari  •  Aki Takejo

The Pillow Book (1996) RT 66% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Dec 1998

A woman with a body writing fetish seeks to find a combined lover and calligrapher.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Peter Greenaway
CAST:  Vivian Wu  •  Yoshi Oïda  •  Ken Ogata  •  Hideko Yoshida

Zegen (1987) RT Audience 83%

The award-winning director of such esteemed films as Black Rain and The Ballad of Narayama has chosen here to tell the decidedly dicey true tale of Iheiji Muraoka, also known ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shôhei Imamura
CAST:  Ken Ogata  •  Mitsuko Baisho  •  Chun Hsiung Ko  •  Norihei Miki

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

Vengeance Is Mine (1979) RT 100% / Audience 89%

DVD release: May 2007

A thief, a murderer, and a charming lady-killer, Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata) is on the run from the police. Director Shohei Imamura turns this fact-based story—about the ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Shôhei Imamura
CAST:  Ken Ogata  •  Rentarô Mikuni  •  Chôchô Miyako  •  Mitsuko Baisho

The Geisha (1983) RT Audience 75%

DVD release: Feb 2009

Yokiro was the most successful Geisha house in Western Japan during the first half of the 20th century and remains open to this day. At its peak, it was home to over 200 ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Hideo Gosha
CAST:  Ken Ogata  •  Kimiko Ikegami  •  Mitsuko Baisho  •  Atsuko Asano

The Catch (1983)

A young man tries to overcome the hostility of his girlfriend's father, a tuna fisherman, by getting the father to teach him the trade's secrets.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shinji Sômai
CAST:  Ken Ogata  •  Masako Natsume  •  Koichi Sato  •  Yukiyo Toake

Shaso (1989)

A fierce succession battle ignites at a newspaper company when the president passes away.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Toshio Masuda
CAST:  Ken Ogata  •  Yukiyo Toake  •  Koichi Sato  •  Mariko Fuji

Kitaro and the Millennium Curse (2008)

Young women disappear one after another in drizzling rain. They all hear the “cursed song” of the Cage Song before they vanish into thin air. Kitaro and his friends ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Katsuhide Motoki
CAST:  Eiji Wentz  •  Rena Tanaka  •  Yo Oizumi  •  Kie Kitano

Tracked (1985)

DVD release: Feb 2009

When a fugitive begins a romance with the woman hiding him from the law, it becomes uncertain whether he will ever escape the shadow of his heinous crimes--or the detectives ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Gosha
CAST:  Ken Ogata  •  Atsuko Asano  •  Mariko Fuji  •  Kazuyo Asari

Oar (1985)

Drama about the difficult relationship between a former wrestler, his wife and their adopted children.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Gosha
CAST:  Ken Ogata  •  Yukiyo Toake  •  Yûko Natori  •  Mariko Ishihara

O-Roshiya-koku suimu-tan (1992)

Sumptuous filming of the journey of a shipwrecked Japanese expedition from the Pacific Ocean across Siberia to the court of Catherine the Great of Russia. A Russo-Japanese ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Jun'ya Satô
CAST:  Ken Ogata  •  Toshiyuki Nishida  •  Noboru Mitani  •  Hiroyuki Okita

Oracion (1988)

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DIRECTION:  Shigemichi Sugita
CAST:  Yuki Saitô  •  Naoto Ogata  •  Hidetaka Yoshioka  •  Tatsuya Nakadai

Edo Porn (1981) RT Audience 100%

The world-famous woodblock artist Hokusai, a widower in need of a steady income, lives with his daughter Oei in the house of his friend Bakin.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Kaneto Shindô
CAST:  Ken Ogata  •  Toshiyuki Nishida  •  Yūko Tanaka  •  Kanako Higuchi

Gekitotsu (1989)

Iemitsu, Tokugawa Shogun III, hates his eldest son Takechiyo; all his love is given to his younger son Tokumatsu. One day, he orders Takechiyo to an initiation rite in Yedo ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • History
DIRECTION:  Yasuo Furuhata
CAST:  Ken Ogata  •  Norihito Arai  •  Toshihiro Asari  •  Sonny Chiba

The Dropout (1982)

Detective Seiji Otaki (Ken Ogata) is determined to find the psychopathic killer of a young woman who was ostensibly a student but in reality a high-priced prostitute. Even ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Eiichi Kudo
CAST:  Ken Ogata  •  Ayumi Ishida  •  Shigeru Izumiya  •  Kaoru Kobayashi

Zatôichi: The Blind Swordsman (1989)

Older, wiser but still a wandering loner, the blind, peace-loving masseur Ichi seeks a peaceful life in a rural village. When he's caught in the middle of a power struggle ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Shintarô Katsu
CAST:  Shintarô Katsu  •  Kanako Higuchi  •  Takanori Jinnai  •  Ryuutarô Gan

The Samurai I Loved (2005)

Japan in the 19th century. A poetic love story far beyond any other samurai movie stereotype...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mitsuo Kurotsuchi
CAST:  Somegoro Ichikawa  •  Kimura Yoshino  •  Koji Imada  •  Ryô Fukawa