Japanese Movies

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Kotoko (2011)
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The story of a single mother who suffers from double vision; caring for her baby is a nerve-wrecking... (91 mins.)
 
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Smuggler (2011)
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This live-action film adaptation of Shohei Manabe's Smuggler manga is not to be missed! Ryosuke Kinuta is a failed actor with big time debts... (114 mins.)
Director: Katsuhito Ishii
 
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Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)
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An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord. (128 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
4.
Shôjo tsubaki: Chika gentô gekiga (1992)
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A little orphaned girl joins a freak-show circus troupe whose members rape and abuse her. She then finds a glimmer of hope in the enigmatic magician who joins the group. (56 mins.)
Director: Hisaaki Ezu
 
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Buddha: The Great Departure (2011)
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2005 years ago in India, a boy named Siddhartha Gautama of the kingdom Shakya is born. When Siddhartha... (111 mins.)
 
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Control Tower (2011)
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The story of youth. Kakeru, a 15 year old boy, and Mii (Little My) , a female transfer student. They are two lonely teens who cannot find their place in life, but who gradually learn to relate to each other through the power of music. (68 mins.)
Director: Takahiro Miki
 
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Haru's Journey (2010)
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Haru's Journey provides an insider's look at Japanese culture through its themes of acceptance, endurance and familial commitment... (134 mins.)
 
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Heaven's Story (2010)
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(Japanese with English subtitles) Part revenge story, part existential meditation, Heaven's Story is 100% modern epic, gracefully threading together multiple suburban tales of lost souls seeking retribution and redemption. (278 mins.)
Director: Takahisa Zeze
 
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Into the White Night (2010)
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Based on a novel with the same name, years pass and the unsolved mystery of the case of the death of a man puzzles the police detective... (149 mins.)
 
10.
The Knot (2010)
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You can never wash away the past. (91 mins.)
Director: Yûichi Onuma
 
11.
Saigo no Chûshingura (2010)
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An army of loyal samurai plot to revenge their unjustly executed lord. (133 mins.)
 
12.
A Liar and a Broken Girl (2010)
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(110 mins.)
Director: Natsuki Seta
 
13.
Love Addiction (2010)
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Four young, male and female co-workers in Tokyo become involved in personal relationships with each other. (92 mins.)
Director: Nobuteru Uchida
 
14.
Love & Loathing & Lulu & Ayano (2010)
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A timid young woman who lives with her domineering mother accepts an Adult Video scout's offer to "become somebody else" by performing in porn videos. As she rises in popularity, the boundaries between her two lives begin to disintegrate. (105 mins.)
Director: Hisayasu Satô
 
15.
Milocrorze: A Love Story (2011)
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A mish-mash of past and present; A childlike man, a counselor, and a one-eyed ronin are all connected.
 
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A Night in Nude: Salvation (2010)
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Jiro (Naoto Takenaka) is a man who can do anything for you for a price. Part odd jobs man and part private... (127 mins.)
Director: Takashi Ishii
 
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Rail Truck (2009)
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(116 mins.)
 
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Sketches of Kaitan City (2010)
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In the city of Kaitan, during the winter, the local shipyard is downsized and workers are laid off.... (152 mins.)
 
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Strangers in the City (2010)
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(123 mins.)
Director: Junji Sakamoto
 
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Sword of Desperation (2010)
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A talented but troubled Edo Period swordsman, Kanemi Sanzawmon. Three years earlier, Kanemi killed a woman... (114 mins.)
 
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Three-Point (2011)
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23.
Torso (2009)
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(104 mins.)
Director: Yutaka Yamazaki
 
24.
Vengeance Can Wait (2010)
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(97 mins.)
 
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Custom Made 10.30 (2005)
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Director: Aniki
 
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Memo (2008)
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(106 mins.)
Director: Jirô Satô
 
27.
The Invitation from Cinema Orion (2007)
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(116 mins.)
Director: Kenki Saegusa
 
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Ren (2008 Short Film)
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Director: Teiichi Hori
 
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Walking My Life (2007)
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A 48-year-old company chief, Yukihiro Fujiyama (Koji Yakusho) goes to a hospital. There he discovered... (124 mins.)
Director: Satoshi Isaka