A timid movie theater owner is secretly in love with one of his patrons but struggles to express his feelings. Meanwhile, he must deal with the financial hardships of his ailing business.

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Based on childhood days of Teruyo Nogami.

Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Mayumi Tanaka, Mirai Shida
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Ginko seems to be living the good life: She's the respectable owner of a neighborhood drug store in Tokyo, and her daughter Koharu is about to get married to a doctor. However, Koharu's ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Ryô Kase, Yû Aoi, Yuriko Ishida
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A woman looks back on her family's life in Tokyo before and during WWII. A maid arrives from the countryside to work for an upper middle class family. She fits in well, but everyone's emotions are stirred up with the arrival of a student.

Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Takako Matsu, Haru Kuroki, Isao Hashizume
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

During the time of change of the mid-19th Century, Yaichiro is bid farewell by his fellow samurai friends Munezo and Samon as he leaves their clan's fiefdom on the northwest coast of Japan ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Takako Matsu, Hidetaka Yoshioka
Tokyo Family (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In this update of Yasujiro Ozu's "Tokyo Story", a retired schoolteacher and his wife visit their three working children in modern-day Tokyo.

Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Masahiko Nishimura
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A look at the relationship between a young blind samurai (Kimura) and his wife, who will make a sacrifice in order to defend her husband's honor.

Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Takuya Kimura, Rei Dan, Mitsugorô Bandô
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Set in post-World War II Japan, midwife Nobuko is resolved to move on as she stands at the grave of her son Koji who died, alongside thousands of others, when the Americans dropped an ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Kazunari Ninomiya, Haru Kuroki
Gakko III (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Shinobu Ohtake, Yûki Kuroda, Nenji Kobayashi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A 19th-century samurai tries to protect a battered wife.

Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Nenji Kobayashi
Kyoto Story (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Directors: Tsutomu Abe, Yôji Yamada
Stars: Hana Ebise, Yoshihiro Usami, Sôtarô Tanaka
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Yajuro Bando, Kankurô Nakamura, Kanzaburô Nakamura
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Bored with school, 15-year-old Daisuke Kawashima embarks on a pilgrimage to visit the 7,000-year-old cedar tree on distant Yakushima Island. Through his journey, Daisuke meets a number of ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Yûta Kanai, Hidekazu Akai, Rei Asami
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Toshiyuki Nishida ...
Katsuo Shirogane
Hidetaka Yoshioka ...
Ryo Hirayama
Yûko Tanaka ...
Yaeko Tonari
Kunie Tanaka ...
Tsune-san
Masatoshi Nagase ...
Teacher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chieko Baishô ...
Haruko Hirayama
Akira Emoto ...
Sato
Hiroshi Kanbe ...
Shigeru
Kazutoyo Koyabu
Gin Maeda ...
Akira Hirayama
Junko Miyashita ...
Kaori Tonari
Takashi Sasano ...
Tonari
Kei Suma ...
Priest
Shinobu Tsuruta ...
Yoshii
Yukinari Yanagino
Edit

Storyline

A timid movie theater owner is secretly in love with one of his patrons but struggles to express his feelings. Meanwhile, he must deal with the financial hardships of his ailing business.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 December 1996 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

The Rainbow Seeker  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Discuss Niji o tsukamu otoko (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?