Search results for "Masahiro Motoki"

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Departures (2008)

Daigo, a cellist, is laid off from his orchestra and moves with his wife back to his small hometown where the living is cheaper. Thinking he’s applying for a job at a travel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yôjirô Takita
CAST:  Masahiro Motoki  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Ryoko Hirosue  •  Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Shall We Dance? (1996)

A bored Japanese accountant sees a beautiful woman in the window of a ballroom dance studio. He secretly starts taking dancing lessons to be near her, and then over time ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Masayuki Suo
CAST:  Kōji Yakusho  •  Tamiyo Kusakari  •  Naoto Takenaka  •  Yu Tokui

The Bird People in China (1998) RT Audience 85%

DVD release: Mar 2005

Wada (Masahiro Motoki), a salary man, is enlisted to venture off to China to investigate a potential Jade mine. After his arrival, Wada encounters a violent, yet sentimental, ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Takashi Miike
CAST:  Masahiro Motoki  •  Renji Ishibashi  •  Mako Iwamatsu  •  Li Li Wang

Gonin (1995)

Five men plot to steal a large sum of money from the local yakuza, but everything does not go as planned and the men find themselves hunted down by contract killers  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Takashi Ishii
CAST:  Takeshi Kitano  •  Chiaki Kuriyama  •  Koichi Sato  •  Masahiro Motoki

Rampo (1995) RT Audience 88%

DVD release: Feb 2004

Edogawa Rampo is a writer whose latest work is censored by the government, deemed too disturbing and injurious to the public to be allowed to be published. However, after ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Kazuyoshi Okuyama
CAST:  Masahiro Motoki  •  Naoto Takenaka  •  Michiko Hada  •  Teruyuki Kagawa

Kagerô (1991)

Rin Jyoshima lost her father to death-by-gambling; years later, she's grown up in the Kosugi household and has fallen victim to gambling herself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Gosha
CAST:  Kanako Higuchi  •  Tatsuya Nakadai  •  Keiko Oginome  •  Masahiro Motoki

Raffles Hotel (1989)

Actress Moeko comes to Singapore to look for Kariya, the man she loves. She checks in at Raffles Hotel and finds out that he lives in a big house with his wife and children. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryû Murakami
CAST:  Masahiro Motoki  •  Miwako Fujitani  •  Jinpachi Nezu  •  Fawn Wong

Four Days of Snow and Blood (1989)

Based on the "2.26 Incident", an attempted coup d'état in Japan 1936, launched by radical ultra-nationalist parts of the military. Several leading politicians were killed and ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Hideo Gosha
CAST:  Kenichi Hagiwara  •  Tomokazu Miura  •  Masahiro Motoki  •  Hiroshi Katsuno

Fancy Dance (1989)

Yohei, a punk rocker, becomes a Buddhist monk in order to inherit a mountain temple. Though initially rebelling against the tough monastic discipline, he learns to adjust. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Masayuki Suo
CAST:  Masahiro Motoki  •  Honami Suzuki  •  Ken Osawa  •  Hiromasa Taguchi

Shibugakitai: Boys and Girls (1982)

Three high school boys leave their dormitory and go to a resort and fall in love.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Yoshimitsu Morita
CAST:  Hirohide Yakumaru  •  Masahiro Motoki  •  Toshikazu Fukawa  •  Chie Odaka

Spy Sorge (2003)

The life of Richard Sorge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masahiro Shinoda
CAST:  Iain Glen  •  Masahiro Motoki  •  Kippei Shiina  •  Takaya Kamikawa

Sumo Do, Sumo Don't (1992)

A college senior, Shuhei, is blackmailed by a professor into joining the school's sumo team. He is aided by a group of misfits who must team together to defeat their rivals or ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Masayuki Suo
CAST:  Masahiro Motoki  •  Misa Shimizu  •  Naoto Takenaka  •  Akira Emoto

The Longest Night in Shanghai (2007)

A successful Japanese make-up artist collides with a tough-talking Shanghai taxi driver in this romantic dramedy that twists traditional roles by making the beauty expert a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Zhang Yibai
CAST:  Zhao Wei  •  Masahiro Motoki  •  Li Feng  •  Dylan Kuo

Tokiwa-so no seishun (1996)

There still stands a famous apartment building where such prominent manga artists as Tezuka Osamu, Shotaro Ishinomori and Fujio Akatsuka once lived, worked, and shared experiences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jun Ichikawa
CAST:  Masahiro Motoki  •  Sadao Abe  •  Arata Furuta  •  Kazuo Hara

The Long Excuse (2016)

A recently widowed writer whose wife died in a bus crash comes to terms with his grief—or lack of it—in caring for the children of a working man who also lost his wife in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miwa Nishikawa
CAST:  Masahiro Motoki  •  Eri Fukatsu  •  Haru Kuroki  •  Keiko Horiuchi

The Big Bee (2015)

Set in 1995. A helicopter, operated remotely, is hovering in the sky over a nuclear power plant. The power company, prefectural government and media all receive a fax. The fax ...  (more)

GENRES: Thriller
DIRECTION:  Yukihiko Tsutsumi
CAST:  Yōsuke Eguchi  •  Masahiro Motoki  •  Yukie Nakama  •  Gô Ayano

The Emperor in August (2015)

In July 1945, during the end of World War II, Japan is forced to accept the Potsdam Declaration. A cabinet meeting has continued through days and nights, but a decision cannot ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Masato Harada
CAST:  Kōji Yakusho  •  Masahiro Motoki  •  Tori Matsuzaka  •  Shinichi Tsutsumi

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