Search results for "Shinji Aoyama"


Eureka (2000) RT 90% / Audience 92%

In Kyushu, southwest Japan, one hot summer morning, a municipal bus is hijacked. In the carnage only three people survive: the driver, a school girl, and her older brother.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Shinji Aoyama
CAST:  Kōji Yakusho  •  Masaru Miyazaki  •  Yôichirô Saitô  •  Sayuri Kokushô

Lakeside Murder Case (2004)

Three couples are staying at a lakeside cottage with their children. They want them to prepare intensely for a prestigious high school's entrance exam with the help of a ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Shinji Aoyama
CAST:  Kōji Yakusho  •  Hiroko Yakushimaru  •  Akira Emoto  •  Etsushi Toyokawa

The Backwater (2013)

Based on a novel by Shinya Tanaka, this film is set in a quiet riverside town, where 17-year-old Tooma lives with his father and his father’s lover. Tooma witnesses his ...  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Shinji Aoyama
CAST:  Masaki Suda  •  Misaki Kinoshita  •  Yukiko Shinohara  •  Ken Mitsuishi

60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero (2011)

The film is a collection of one-minute short films created by 60 filmmakers from around the world on the theme of the death of cinema.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Chan-wook Park  •  Tom Tykwer  •  Michael Winterbottom  •  Naomi Kawase  •  Adam Wingard  •  Brillante Mendoza  •  Shinji Aoyama  •  Albert Serra  •  Sogo Ishii  •  Gustav Deutsch  •  Jorge Michel Grau  •  Simon Rumley  •  Phie Ambo  •  Vimukthi Jayasundara  •  Aku Louhimies  •  Ken Jacobs  •  Pen-Ek Ratanaruang  •  Michael Glawogger  •  Amir Naderi  •  Eric Khoo  •  Auraeus Solito  •  Brian Yuzna  •  Tolga Karaçelik  •  Rafi Pitts  •  Woo Ming Jin  •  Friðrik Þór Friðriksson  •  Ari Alexander Ergis Magnússon  •  Edmund Yeo  •  Jussi Jaakola  •  Norbert Shieh  •  Gillian Wearing
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Tokyo Park (2011)

Miura Haruma takes on the role of Koji, a college student aiming to become a professional photographer. One day, he receives an unusual request to shadow the client's ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Shinji Aoyama
CAST:  Haruma Miura  •  Nana Eikura  •  Manami Konishi  •  Haruka Igawa

Helpless (1996) RT Audience 68%

DVD release: Nov 2012

Yasuo is a gangster just released from jail. Believing his boss double-crossed him, enraged Yasuo is on his way to find the boss. But before setting out for the dangerous trip ...  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Shinji Aoyama
CAST:  Tadanobu Asano  •  Ken Mitsuishi  •  Yôichirô Saitô

Crickets (2006)

Kaoru, a wealthy woman whose youth is fading, abandons the hustle and bustle of the city to live a peaceful life in a house on the coast. There she takes care of an old deaf, ...  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Shinji Aoyama
CAST:  Ayumi Ito  •  Masanobu Ando  •  Kyōka Suzuki  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki

Shady Grove (1999)

Rika, a bright, attractive, and driven young woman, is intent on marrying her dreamy boyfriend Seiichi Ono who is not only tall and handsome but also an up-and-coming ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Shinji Aoyama
CAST:  Arata Iura  •  Tomohiro Skiguchi  •  Urara Awata  •  Ken Mitsuishi

My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? (2005)

A.D. 2015: A virus has been spreading in many cities worldwide. It is a suicidal disease and the virus is infected by pictures. People, once infected, come down with the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Shinji Aoyama
CAST:  Tadanobu Asano  •  Aoi Miyazaki  •  Masaya Nakahara  •  Masahiro Toda

Sad Vacation (2007) RT Audience 58%

Kenji, abandoned by his mother, scrapes out a meager existence doing odd jobs including driving bar hostesses and their customers home. Besides this he takes care of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Shinji Aoyama
CAST:  Tadanobu Asano  •  Eri Ishida  •  Aoi Miyazaki  •  Yuka Itaya




A Forest with No Name (2002) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: May 2005

Mike Yokohama is a private investigator who comes across a job where he must retrieve a girl from a get away.  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Shinji Aoyama
CAST:  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Kyōka Suzuki  •  Nene Otsuka  •  Yoshio Harada

Em: Embalming (1999)

Young female embalmer Miyako is called in to restore the body of a young man who has committed suicide, before the funeral. While performing the embalming process she finds ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Shinji Aoyama
CAST:  Reiko Takashima  •  Yutaka Matsushige  •  Seijun Suzuki  •  Toshio Shiba

Wild Life (1996) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: Aug 2005

An ex-boxer working for a game parlor owner gets caught up in a complex blackmail operation he doesn't understand. Before long he's caught between two yakuza bosses and a ...  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Shinji Aoyama
CAST:  Mickey Curtis  •  Akiko Azumi  •  Jun Kunimura

An Obsession (1997) RT Audience 17%

DVD release: Nov 2005

An Obsession is Aoyama's remake for the 1990s of Akira Kurosawa's Stray Dog ("Nora inu," 1949). The basic plot situation is the same: a cop, after losing his gun to a killer, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Shinji Aoyama
CAST:  Ryo Ishibashi  •  Eiko Nagashima  •  Tarô Suwa  •  Kazuma Suzuki

Desert Moon (2001)

The film's main theme is the conflict between work and family commitments in modern Japan. It focuses on a successful internet entrepreneur Nagai, whose wife Akira and young ...  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Shinji Aoyama
CAST:  Hiroshi Mikami  •  Maho Toyota  •  Shûji Kashiwabara  •  Isao Natsuyagi

Le petit chaperon rouge (2008)

Delphine is twenty years old. She is too young to have experienced the activism of the seventies, but for her it is not something that belongs to the past. She decides to find ...  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Shinji Aoyama
CAST:  Judith Chemla  •  Lou Castel  •  Alban Aumard  •  Jean-Christophe Folly

To the Backstreet: The Films Kenji Nakagami Left Out (2001)

Kenji Nakagami one of the most notable Japanese writers of the post-war died in 1992. Is work reveals a strong connection to is homeland, Kishu: a mountainous region which ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Shinji Aoyama
CAST:  Kishû Izuchi