Search results for "Youki Kudoh"

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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

Blood: The Last Vampire (2000) RT 22% / Audience 33%

DVD release: Oct 2009

In Japan, the vampire-hunter Saya, who is a powerful original, is sent by her liaison with the government, David, posed as a teenage student to the Yokota High School on the ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Fantasy • Horror • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Hiroyuki Kitakubo
CAST:  Youki Kudoh  •  Saemi Nakamura  •  Joe Romersa  •  Rebecca Forstadt

Snow Falling on Cedars (1999) RT 40% / Audience 68%

DVD release: May 2000

A Japanese-American fisherman may have killed his neighbor Carl at sea. In the 1950s, race figures in the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Scott Hicks
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Reeve Carney  •  Anne Suzuki

Rush Hour 3 (2007) RT 18% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Dec 2007

After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Inspector Lee and Detective Carter are back in action as they head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Chris Tucker  •  Jackie Chan  •  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Max von Sydow

Mystery Train (1989) RT 88% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Mar 2000

A seedy hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, provides the backdrop for three separate tales, featuring everything from a kitsch-obsessed Japanese couple to a trio of amateur robbers ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Joe Strummer  •  Nicoletta Braschi

Typhoon Club (1985)

The movie takes place in the five-day period before, during and after a ferocious, seemingly liberating typhoon, which five of the students endure while marooned in their ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Shinji Sômai
CAST:  Youki Kudoh  •  Yuichi Mikami  •  Tomokazu Miura  •  Saburo Date

The Crazy Family (1984)

The Kobayashi family finally get the chance to move out of their tiny, cramped Tokyo apartment in favour of the suburban house of their dreams. But all is not well: the house ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Sogo Ishii
CAST:  Youki Kudoh  •  Katsuya Kobayashi  •  Yoshiki Arizono  •  Hitoshi Ueki

Karakara (2012) RT Audience 50%

Pierre, a retired professor in his early sixties ends up making a short, unsettling trip around Okinawa with Junko, a 40-year-old runaway wife. The confused intellectual would ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Gagnon
CAST:  Gabriel Arcand  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Megumi Tomita  •  Atta Yuichi

War and Youth (1991)

An auto repairman's daughter questions him about what happened to her aunt during the war, but the father remains reticent. Finally the man opens up, and the girl is able to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tadashi Imai
CAST:  Yumiko Fujita  •  Hisashi Igawa  •  Youki Kudoh

Hanazono no meikyu (1988)

Based on Edogawa Ranpo Award winner "Hanazono no Meikyu" by Yoko Yamazaki. A serial killing occurs at a port town brothel.  (more)

GENRES: Mystery
DIRECTION:  Shunya Ito
CAST:  Yoko Shimada  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Hitomi Kuroki  •  Tatsuo Nadaka

Gabai Granny (2006)

Gabai Granny is based on the bestseller Saga No Gabai Baachan (Gabai Granny from Saga), which is penned by comedian Shimada Yoshichi as he recounts his childhood memories of ...  (more)

CAST:  Kazuko Yoshiyuki  •  Yûji Miyake  •  Youki Kudoh

Heaven's Burning (1997) RT Audience 37%

DVD release: Nov 2000

In Sydney, the newly married Midori is honeymooning with her husband, Yukio. She does not love him and fakes her own kidnapping to escape the marriage. Her lover is supposed ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Craig Lahiff
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Kenji Isomura  •  Ray Barrett

The Limits of Control (2009) RT 42% / Audience 42%

DVD release: Nov 2009

A mysterious stranger works outside the law and keeps his objectives hidden, trusting no one. While his demeanor is paradoxically focused and dreamlike all at once, he embarks ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Isaach De Bankolé  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Bill Murray  •  Gael García Bernal

L: Change the World (2008) RT Audience 64%

DVD release: Aug 2009

"The human whose name is written in the Death Note shall die." After making the hardest decision ever, another serious case confronts L. There are only 23 days left and ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Fantasy • Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Shunji Fujimura  •  Mayuko Fukuda  •  Narushi Fukuda  •  Sei Hiraizumi

Imprint (2006) RT Audience 55%

DVD release: Feb 2009

In the Nineteenth Century, in Japan, the American journalist Christopher is traveling through the country searching Komomo, the missing love of his life that he had abandoned ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  Takashi Miike
CAST:  Billy Drago  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Miho Ninagawa  •  Michié

Picture Bride (1995) RT 82% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Jun 2004

Riyo, an orphaned 17-year old, sails from Yokohama to Hawaii in 1918 to marry Matsuji, a man she has never met. Hoping to escape a troubled past and start anew, Riyo is ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Kayo Hatta
CAST:  Youki Kudoh  •  Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa  •  Tamlyn Tomita  •  Akira Takayama

This Country’s Sky (2015)

Set in Tokyo, Japan near the end of World War II. 19-year-old Satoko (Fumi Nikaido) lives with her mother (Youki Kudoh) and her aunt. The war is turning more grave. Even ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Haruhiko Arai
CAST:  Fumi Nikaidô  •  Hiroki Hasegawa  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Tomita Yasuko

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