When Sokichi stops providing his long-time lover Kikuyo enough money to pay for the care of their three young children, Kikuyo leaves the children with Sokichi - and his very surprised and angry wife Oume - and disappears.
A supernatural thriller about Maurice Dumont, a nine year-old who can connect with the dead. Propelled by grief over the death of Maurice's twin brother Jacques at birth, his mother Marie ... See full summary »
Harikomi is an atypical film noir with a social background. It tells the story of two detectives of Tokyo that, on the trail of a murderer, they have to faced with Sadako that will end up questioning their role of police officers and men.
Kiriko attempts to hire a well-known lawyer to defend her brother's murder case. The lawyer turns Kiriko down as she cannot afford him. Some time later, Kiriko encounters the lawyer again, but this time it is he who needs her help.
This is a 70s film about a middle-aged Japanese Salaryman (Hamajima) who is not quite satisfied with his life. He is a good husband, kind of shy, and has a regular old job as a travel agent. One day, a beautiful lady (Taiko) recognizes him and they start talking on the bus. It turns out that the lady is his childhood friend from his hometown. Soon, they start developing a love interest.
Taiko is a widow and lives with her 6 year old son (Ken-Chan) in a small house, and Hamajima starts spending more and more time with Taiko and Ken-Chan, coming over evenings for dinner after work and even on weekends. After awhile, Hamajima begins to suspect and believe that the 6-year-old Ken-Chan wants to harm and perhaps kill Hamajima. Is it just his imagination? Or is it real? Then, Hamajima's secret past starts revealing itself...
Very impressive story and good cinematography! The music also adds a lot more flavor to this film. It's a combination of retro Japanese, groovy sleazy lounge atmosphere, and even sounds kind of European as well. This film also contains some nudity. Very artistic film.
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