Search results for "Ryoko Hirosue"

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

Hana & Alice (2004)

Two teenage best pals attracted to the same boy end up scrambling his life after he walks into a door and is knocked unconscious.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Shunji Iwai
CAST:  Anne Suzuki  •  Yû Aoi  •  Tomohiro Kaku  •  Shôko Aida

Wasabi (2001) RT 43% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Feb 2003

Hubert is a French policeman with very sharp methods. After being forced to take 2 months off by his boss, who doesn't share his view on working methods, he goes back to Japan ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Gérard Krawczyk
CAST:  Jean Reno  •  Ryoko Hirosue  •  Michel Muller  •  Carole Bouquet

Jam Films (2002) RT Audience 75%

Jam Films is a 2002 suite of 7 shorts produced by Sega/Amuse.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Yukihiko Tsutsumi  •  Shunji Iwai  •  Ryûhei Kitamura  •  Isao Yukisada  •  Tetsuo Shinohara  •  Daizaburo Hanada  •  Jôji Iida  •  Rokuro Mochizuki
CAST:  Natsuko Akiyama  •  Hirofumi Arai  •  Haruka Ayase  •  Ryoko Hirosue

Villon's Wife (2009)

This enticing period melodrama depicts a long-suffering woman's relationship with her brilliant but self-destructive writer husband in postwar Tokyo. Based on a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Kichitaro Negishi
CAST:  Tadanobu Asano  •  Takako Matsu  •  Shigeru Muroi  •  Masatō Ibu

Zero no shôten (2009)

One week after their marriage, Kenichi Ubara (Hidetoshi Nishijima) bids farewell to his wife Sadako Ubara (Ryoko Hirosue) prior to departing for Kanazawa on a business trip. ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Isshin Inudô
CAST:  Miki Nakatani  •  Tae Kimura  •  Ryoko Hirosue  •  Hidetoshi Nishijima

Key of Life (2012)

Unemployed 35 year old Sakurai aspired to become an actor, but failed miserably. He decides to end his own life, but first he goes to purify himself at a public bathhouse. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Romance
DIRECTION:  Kenji Uchida
CAST:  Masato Sakai  •  Teruyuki Kagawa  •  Ryoko Hirosue  •  YosiYosi Arakawa

Flowers (2010) RT Audience 100%

DVD release: Oct 2015

"FLOWERS" covers the lives of six woman whose lives span a period of three generations (from the Show period all the way through to the present day). Starting in the 1930's, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norihiro Koizumi
CAST:  Yû Aoi  •  Yūko Takeuchi  •  Rena Tanaka  •  Yukie Nakama

20th Century Nostalgia (1997)

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DIRECTION:  Masato Hara
CAST:  Ryoko Hirosue  •  Tsutomu Enjima  •  Kimiko Yo  •  Asami Tada

Little DJ ~小さな戀の物語~ (2007)

Taro is a 12-year-old into baseball and radio, especially "Music Express," a song-request show. Sound quaint? But it is 1977 and a small town in Hokkaido, a more innocent, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kotoe Nagata
CAST:  Mayuko Fukuda  •  Ryoko Hirosue  •  Ryûnosuke Kamiki  •  Eri Murakawa

Love Collage (2003)

A young cameraman receives a letter from an old girlfriend, announcing that she is to hold a photo exhibition in the United States. Having heard rumors that she has died, he ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Yukihiko Tsutsumi
CAST:  Ryûhei Matsuda  •  Adeyto  •  Kansai Eto  •  Ryoko Hirosue

Secret (1999)

DVD release: Oct 2006

A man is shocked to find out that after a deadly car accident involving his wife and daughter, his wife died, but her mind somehow got transfered into their daughter's body.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Yôjirô Takita
CAST:  Ryoko Hirosue  •  Kaoru Kobayashi  •  Ken Kaneko  •  Yuriko Ishida

Goemon (2009) RT Audience 72%

DVD release: Apr 2011

Follow the infamous ninja bandit named Ishikawa Goemon (Yosuke Eguchi) in an epic story. One night while looting treasure from Nanban (Southern Barbarians), Goemon finds a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Kazuaki Kiriya
CAST:  Yōsuke Eguchi  •  Ryoko Hirosue  •  Takao Osawa  •  Jun Kaname

Poppoya (1999) RT Audience 80%

A railway stationmaster at a dying end-of-the-line village in Hokkaido is haunted by memories of his dead wife and daughter. When the railroad line is scheduled to be closed, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yasuo Furuhata
CAST:  Ken Takakura  •  Hidetaka Yoshioka  •  Masanobu Ando  •  Ken Shimura

Hana's Miso Soup (2015)

Yasutake Shingo is a newspaper reporter whose only redeeming feature is his earnestness. He meets Matsunaga Chie, who attends a music college, and they start dating. Each day ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Tomoaki Akune
CAST:  Ryoko Hirosue  •  Kenichi Takito  •  Emina Akamatsu  •  Yo Hitoto

Snow on The Blades (2014)

At Sakurada Gate in 1860, the shogun’s chief minister and his retinue of bodyguards are ambushed and annihilated. Bearing the responsibility and shame for this failure is ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Setsurô Wakamatsu
CAST:  Kiichi Nakai  •  Hiroshi Abe  •  Kichiemon Nakamura  •  Ryoko Hirosue

Hakugin Jack (2014)

A blackmail arrives at Appi ski resort. “We demand 30,000,000 yen as consolation money for the destruction of the environment. If you do not respond to the demand, a time bomb ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Meiji Fujita
CAST:  Ken Watanabe  •  Masaki Okada  •  Ryoko Hirosue  •  Kosuke Suzuki

Orpheus' Lyre (2013)

Although the situation is universal, Japanese mourning rituals are given solid coverage. The 49th day after death is considered crucial, as the date at which the soul passes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Minoru Kurimura
CAST:  Ryoko Hirosue  •  Gorô Inagaki  •  Sei Ando  •  Kyôko Enami