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In 19th century Japan, a rough tempered yet charitable town doctor trains a young intern. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama, Tsutomu Yamazaki Drama 185 mins.
An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them. Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Chishû Ryû, Chieko Higashiyama, Sô Yamamura Drama 136 mins.
A collection of tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Akira Terao, Mitsuko Baishô, Toshie Negishi Drama | Fantasy 119 mins.
Until the End of the World
Set in 1999, a woman (Dommartin) has a car accident with some bank robbers, who enlist her help to take the bank money to a drop in Paris... Dir: Wim Wenders With: William Hurt, Solveig Dommartin, Pietro Falcone Drama | Sci-Fi 179 mins.
Two boys begin a silence strike to press their parents into buying them a television set. Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Keiji Sada, Yoshiko Kuga, Chishû Ryû Comedy | Drama 94 mins.
The Bad Sleep Well
A vengeful young man marries the daughter of a corrupt industrialist in order to seek justice for his father's suicide. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Toshirô Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Kyôko Kagawa Crime | Drama | Thriller 151 mins.
Noriko is twenty-seven years old and still living with her widowed father. Everybody tries to talk her into marrying, but Noriko wants to stay at home caring for her father. Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Chishû Ryû, Setsuko Hara, Yumeji Tsukioka Drama 108 mins.
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
A fictionalized account in four segments of the life of Japan's celebrated twentieth-century author Yukio Mishima... Dir: Paul Schrader With: Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya, Hiroshi Mikami Biography | Drama 121 mins.
A family chooses a match for their daughter Noriko, but she, surprisingly, has her own plans. Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Setsuko Hara, Chishû Ryû, Chikage Awashima Drama 124 mins.
The head of a Japanese theatre troupe returns to a small coastal town where he left a son who thinks he is his uncle, and tries to make up for the lost time, but his current mistress grows jealous. Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Ganjirô Nakamura, Machiko Kyô, Haruko Sugimura Drama 119 mins.
An Autumn Afternoon
An aging widower arranges a marriage for his only daughter. Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Chishû Ryû, Shima Iwashita, Keiji Sada Drama 112 mins.
A businessman clashes with his elder daughter over her choice of a husband. Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Shin Saburi, Kinuyo Tanaka, Ineko Arima Comedy | Drama 118 mins.
Schoolteacher Hisako Oishi forms an emotional bond with her pupils and teaches them various virtues, while at the same time worrying about their future. Dir: Keisuke Kinoshita With: Hideki Gôko, Itsuo Watanabe, Makoto Miyagawa Drama 156 mins.
The Castle of Sand
Dir: Yoshitarô Nomura With: Tetsurô Tanba, Gô Katô, Kensaku Morita Crime | Mystery | Thriller 143 mins.
The Only Son
In 1923, in the province of Shinshu, the widow and simple worker of a silk factory Tsune Nonomiya (O-Tsune)... Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Chôko Iida, Shin'ichi Himori, Masao Hayama Drama 87 mins.
A widow tries to marry off her daughter with the help of her late husband's three friends. Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Setsuko Hara, Yôko Tsukasa, Mariko Okada Drama 128 mins.
I Was Born, But...
Two young brothers become the leaders of a gang of kids in their neighborhood. Their father is an office... Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Tatsuo Saitô, Tomio Aoki, Mitsuko Yoshikawa Comedy | Drama 100 mins.
Moved by the work of director Yasujirô Ozu, Wim Wenders travels to Japan in search of the Tokyo seen in Ozu's films. Dir: Wim Wenders With: Chishû Ryû, Werner Herzog, Yûharu Atsuta Documentary 92 mins.
The End of Summer
The family of an older man who runs a small sake brewery become concerned with his finances and his health after they discover him visiting an old mistress from his youth. Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Ganjirô Nakamura, Setsuko Hara, Yôko Tsukasa Drama 103 mins.
A young man and his wife struggle within the confines of their passionless relationship while he has an extramarital romance. Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Chikage Awashima, Ryô Ikebe, Teiji Takahashi Drama 144 mins.
Kinoshita's ambitious and intensely moving film begins as a multi-generational epic about the military legacy of one Japanese family... Dir: Keisuke Kinoshita With: Chishû Ryû, Ken Mitsuda, Kazumasa Hoshino Drama 87 mins.
There Was a Father
Shuhei Horikawa, a poor schoolteacher, struggles to raise his son Ryohei by himself, despite neither money nor prospects. Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Chishû Ryû, Shûji Sano, Shin Saburi Drama 94 mins.
Two sisters find out the existence of their long-lost mother, but the younger cannot take the truth of being abandoned as a child. Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Setsuko Hara, Ineko Arima, Chishû Ryû Drama 140 mins.
A Story of Floating Weeds
A kabuki actor's mistress hatches a jealous plot to bring down her lover's son. Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Takeshi Sakamoto, Chôko Iida, Kôji Mitsui Drama 118 mins.
Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice
A childless middle-aged couple faces a marital crisis of sorts. Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Shin Saburi, Michiyo Kogure, Kôji Tsuruta Drama 115 mins.
At the beginning of the film the father-in-law of the protagonist dies unexpectedly of a heart attack... Dir: Jûzô Itami With: Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Kin Sugai Comedy 124 mins.
Japan's Longest Day
Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the... Dir: Kihachi Okamoto With: Seiji Miyaguchi, Rokko Toura, Chishû Ryû Drama | History | War 157 mins.
Record of a Tenement Gentleman
In post-war Japan, a man brings a lost boy to his tenement. No one wants to take the child for even one night; finally... Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Chôko Iida, Hohi Aoki, Eitarô Ozawa Drama 72 mins.
A Hen in the Wind
A man returns from World War II to find his desperate wife has resorted to one night of prostitution to pay for their son's hospital bills. Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Kinuyo Tanaka, Shûji Sano, Chieko Murata Drama 84 mins.
The Munekata Sisters
Setsuko is unhappily to Mimura, an engineer with no job and a bad drinking habit. She had always been... Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Kinuyo Tanaka, Hideko Takamine, Ken Uehara Drama 112 mins.
The Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family
When the patriarch of the Toda family suddenly dies, his widow discovers that he has left her with nothing but debt and married children who are unwilling to support her--except for her most thoughtful son, just returned from China. Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Mieko Takamine, Shin Saburi, Hideo Fujino Drama 105 mins.
The Human Bullet
During World War II, a Japanese soldier finds himself assigned to a kamikaze mission against a U.S. battleship. Dir: Kihachi Okamoto With: Minori Terada, Naoko Ôtani, Yûnosuke Itô Drama 116 mins.
The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer
His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival. Dir: Masaki Kobayashi With: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Tamao Nakamura Drama | History | War 190 mins.
Dir: Keisuke Kinoshita With: Akiko Tamura, Akira Ishihama, Chishû Ryû Drama | War 111 mins.
Port of Flowers
The sweet but naive denizens of a charming port town are hoodwinked by a couple of con men who prey on them at the outset of the war... Dir: Keisuke Kinoshita With: Eitarô Ozawa, Ken Uehara, Mitsuko Mito 82 mins.
Japan and Russia clash in what comes to be known as the Russo-Japanese War. An attempt by the Japanese fleet and army to take Port Arthur fails... Dir: Seiji Maruyama With: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yûzô Kayama Drama | History | War 128 mins.
Carmen Comes Home
A girl who had left her home village for life in Tokyo returns to her home years later, and evokes a scandal when the locals discover that she's a stripper. Dir: Keisuke Kinoshita With: Hideko Takamine, Shûji Sano, Chishû Ryû Comedy 86 mins.
The Rickshaw Man
A poor rickshaw driver finds himself taking care of a young woman and her son after the woman's husband dies suddenly. Dir: Hiroshi Inagaki With: Toshirô Mifune, Hideko Takamine, Hiroshi Akutagawa Comedy | Drama 103 mins.
An Inn in Tokyo
Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Takeshi Sakamoto, Yoshiko Okada, Chôko Iida Drama 80 mins.
Dir: Yoshimitsu Morita With: Yûsaku Matsuda, Miwako Fujitani, Kaoru Kobayashi Drama 130 mins.
Dir: Keisuke Kinoshita With: Keiko Kishi, Ineko Arima, Yoshiko Kuga 97 mins.
The Last War
Dir: Shûe Matsubayashi With: Furankî Sakai, Akira Takarada, Yuriko Hoshi Drama | Sci-Fi 110 mins.
Days of Youth
Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Ichirô Yûki, Tatsuo Saitô, Junko Matsui Comedy 103 mins.
A gangster tries to find redemption with the inadvertent help of an innocent shop girl and his jealous girlfriend will do anything to keep him. Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Kinuyo Tanaka, Joji Oka, Sumiko Mizukubo Crime | Drama | Romance 100 mins.
My Sons' Youth
Dir: Masaki Kobayashi With: Akira Ishihama, Chishû Ryû, Kuniko Miyake Drama 45 mins.
Two Tokyo co-workers come across a destitute young lady in search of a place to live. Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Takeshi Sakamoto, Nobuko Fushimi, Den Obinata Drama 100 mins.
That Night's Wife
A desperate man with a sick daughter decides to commit a robbery in order to help her. He begins to feel remorse though, which makes him question his decision. Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Mitsuko Ichimura, Tokihiko Okada, Chishû Ryû Drama 65 mins.
Woman of Tokyo
Ryoichi and Chikako are brother and sister. They live together. Chikako works during the day in a office... Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Yoshiko Okada, Ureo Egawa, Kinuyo Tanaka Drama 47 mins.
The Life and Works of Yasujiro Ozu
Dir: Kazuo Inoue With: Ineko Arima, Chikage Awashima, Shôhei Imamura Documentary 123 mins.
Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Raizô Ichikawa, Kôjirô Hongô, Tamao Nakamura Action 106 mins.
I Flunked, But...
Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Tatsuo Saitô, Kaoru Futaba, Kinuyo Tanaka 65 mins.
Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Toshiaki Konoe, Chishû Ryû, Sanae Takasugi Comedy 114 mins.
Emi Ota and her friend Okiku stay briefly at a mountain inn and then return to Tokyo. Later, Nanmura... Dir: Hiroshi Shimizu With: Shin'ichi Himori, Kanji Kawahara, Hiroko Kawasaki Drama 75 mins.
A Taxing Woman's Return
Ryoko Itakura returns as the government tax agent willing to tackle the toughest cases. This time she... Dir: Jûzô Itami With: Nobuko Miyamoto, Rentarô Mikuni, Masahiko Tsugawa Comedy | Crime 127 mins.
Tora-san Goes North
Tora-san, the näive and romantic peddler, returns once more to his home in Hokkaido where, as usual... Dir: Yôji Yamada With: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Keiko Takeshita Comedy | Romance 107 mins.
Am I Trying
Dir: Yôji Yamada With: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Sachiko Mitsumoto Drama | Comedy | Romance 91 mins.
This valiant melodrama is the brilliant debut as a moviemaker of the great Japanese actress Kinuyo Tanaka... Dir: Kinuyo Tanaka With: Masayuki Mori, Yoshiko Kuga, Jûkichi Uno Romance 98 mins.
Dir: Tai Katô With: Jiro Tamiya, Keiko Matsuzaka, Mitsuko Baishô Action | Drama 148 mins.
Tora-San's Cherished Mother
Dir: Yôji Yamada With: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Chôchô Miyako Comedy | Drama | Romance 93 mins.
Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth
Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Ureo Egawa, Kinuyo Tanaka, Tatsuo Saitô 92 mins.
Kita no kuni kara '83 fuyu
(1983 TV Movie)
Dir: Shigemichi Sugita With: Kunie Tanaka, Keiko Takeshita, Hidetaka Yoshioka Drama 91 mins.
A Mother Should Be Loved
Two half-brothers try to cope with the loss of their father. Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Yukichi Iwata, Mitsuko Yoshikawa, Den Obinata Drama 93 mins.
Children in the Wind
Dir: Hiroshi Shimizu With: Reikichi Kawamura, Mitsuko Yoshikawa, Masao Hayama Drama 88 mins.
She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum
An old man, being rowed along a river, sees a field of daisies (or Wild Chrysanthemums, as they are described in the title... Dir: Keisuke Kinoshita With: Noriko Arita, Chishû Ryû, Haruko Sugimura Drama | Romance 100 mins.
Daughters, Wives and a Mother
Dir: Mikio Naruse With: Setsuko Hara, Hideko Takamine, Akira Takarada Drama 123 mins.
Dir: Shirô Moritani With: Ken Takakura, Tomokazu Miura, Hisaya Morishige Drama 142 mins.
Where Spring Comes Late
Dir: Yôji Yamada With: Chieko Baishô, Hisashi Igawa, Chishû Ryû Drama 106 mins.
Home from the Sea
On a beautiful island in Seto Inner Sea, Seichi and Minko make their living by transporting rocks to construction sites by boat... Dir: Yôji Yamada With: Hisashi Igawa, Chieko Baishô, Chishû Ryû Drama 96 mins.
Final Take: The Golden Age of Movies
Dir: Yôji Yamada With: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Kiichi Nakai, Narimi Arimori Drama 135 mins.
Dir: Keisuke Kinoshita With: Mariko Okada, Yoshiko Kuga, Eitarô Ozawa Comedy 103 mins.
A Woman's Place
Dir: Mikio Naruse With: Hideko Takamine, Yôko Tsukasa, Yuriko Hoshi 111 mins.
Farewell to Spring
Dir: Keisuke Kinoshita With: Masahiko Tsugawa, Kazuya Kosaka, Akira Ishihama Drama
Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Tatsuo Saitô, Fumiko Okamura, Soichi Kunishima Drama 55 mins.
Wakôdo no yume
Okada and Kato, students at 'W' [i.e. Waseda] University, in Tokyo, live in the same lodgings. One morning... Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Tatsuo Saitô, Nobuko Wakaba, Hisao Yoshitani 56 mins.
Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Chôko Iida, Kenji Kimura, Chishû Ryû 55 mins.
(1928 Short Film)
Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Tatsuo Saitô, Yurie Hinatsu, Hidemaru Handa 43 mins.
Love Under the Crucifix
Dir: Kinuyo Tanaka With: Ineko Arima, Ganjirô Nakamura, Mieko Takamine Drama 102 mins.
Fireworks Over the Sea
Dir: Keisuke Kinoshita With: Michiyo Kogure, Yôko Katsuragi, Teruko Kishi Action | Drama | Romance 122 mins.
Tora-san, His Tender Love
Dir: Azuma Morisaki With: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Michiyo Aratama, Chieko Baishô Comedy 89 mins.
Tora-San, an eccentric and resourceful tramp, is always cheerful. Although he is an orphan, he decides to go back home after a long absence... Dir: Yôji Yamada With: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Aiko Nagayama Comedy 88 mins.
I Want to Be a Shellfish
On a post-war peaceful day in Japan, Toyomatsu Shimizu, a barber as well as a good father and husband... Dir: Shinobu Hashimoto With: Furankî Sakai, Michiyo Aratama, Kumi Mizuno Drama | War 89 mins.
The Crowded Streetcar
Tamio Moroi graduates from a prestigious university and obtains a job at the Camel Brewery in a distant town... Dir: Kon Ichikawa With: Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Chishû Ryû, Haruko Sugimura Comedy 102 mins.
The Fellows Who Ate the Elephant
Dir: Kôzaburô Yoshimura With: Yasumi Hara, Shin'ichi Himori, Chishû Ryû 84 mins.
Dir: Kôzaburô Yoshimura With: Shozaburo Abe, Munenobu Aburai, Shôtarô Fujimatsu War 136 mins.
Dir: Hiroshi Shimizu With: Chimura Enoki, Teruo Furuya, Mamiko Harada Drama 112 mins.
The Good Fairy
Dir: Keisuke Kinoshita With: Masayuki Mori, Chikage Awashima, Rentarô Mikuni Drama 108 mins.
Dir: Kei Kumai With: Rentarô Mikuni, Hisashi Igawa, Satoko Iwasaki Horror 118 mins.
Tora-san's Grand Scheme
Dir: Shun'ichi Kobayashi With: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Komaki Kurihara Comedy 92 mins.
The Eternal Rainbow
Dir: Keisuke Kinoshita With: Teiji Takahashi, Yoshiko Kuga, Takahiro Tamura Drama 106 mins.
Tange Sazen: zankoku no kawa
Dir: Seiichirô Uchikawa With: Tetsurô Tanba, Haruko Wanibuchi, Michiko Saga 95 mins.
Oyome ni oide
Dir: Ishirô Honda With: Yûzô Kayama, Yôko Naitô, Keiko Sawai 84 mins.
Tora-san Plays Daddy
Dir: Yôji Yamada With: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Kumiko Akiyoshi Comedy 101 mins.
Dir: Yôji Yamada With: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Kumiko Goto Comedy | Drama 104 mins.
Kaette kita otoko
Dir: Yûzô Kawashima With: Chishû Ryû, Shûji Sano, Mitsuko Yoshikawa 67 mins.
The Wandering Princess
Dir: Kinuyo Tanaka With: Machiko Kyô, Eiji Funakoshi, Yomei Ryu Drama | Romance | War 102 mins.
Dir: Hiroshi Inagaki With: Chishû Ryû, Kinuyo Tanaka, Daisuke Katô Drama 108 mins.
Dir: Keisuke Sasaki With: Mariko Aoyama, Hideo Fujino, Toru Hirose Drama 74 mins.
Tora's Tropical Fever
Dir: Yôji Yamada With: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Ruriko Asaoka Comedy 104 mins.
An penniless orphan loses the woman he loves when her family arranges a marriage to a wealthy playboy. He believes she was blinded by greed and becomes a miser. Dir: Hiroshi Shimizu With: Daijirô Natsukawa, Hiroko Kawasaki, Sôjin Kamiyama Drama 76 mins.
Dir: Masanori Kakei, Mikio Naruse With: Kyôko Aoyama, Kamatari Fujiwara, Toshiyasu Hiyoshi Drama | Romance