Reviews
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Yet another tradition in the tradition of "ragtag misfits" in Japanese comedy...Sumo Do, Sumo Don't tells the story of a university sumo club in Japan. In today's Japan, the younger ... See full summary »

Director: Masayuki Suo
Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Misa Shimizu, Naoto Takenaka
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The trials, tribulations, and joys of raising a child. The film follows the everyday events of a family with one boy, coming up to his second birthday, interspersed with occasional thoughts... See full summary »

Director: Kon Ichikawa
Stars: Fujiko Yamamoto, Hiroo Suzuki, Eiji Funakoshi
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A radio play is going to go on air at a Tokyo radio station. It is a weepy melodrama written by housewife Miyako, who is the winner of the competition run by the station. Suddenly, the ... See full summary »

Director: Kôki Mitani
Stars: Toshiaki Karasawa, Kyôka Suzuki, Masahiko Nishimura
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In the middle of a fierce commercial competition between three caramel companies, an executive builds up a ditsy teenage girl as a mascot while simultaneously trying to uncover the rival companies' plans.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura
Stars: Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Hitomi Nozoe, Osamu Abe
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A young man is falsely accused of molesting a high-school girl on a train. He is arrested and charged, and goes through endless court sessions, all the while insisting that he is innocent.

Director: Masayuki Suo
Stars: Ryô Kase, Asaka Seto, Kôji Yamamoto
Krim tim 2 (2008–2009)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

The three great police inspectors are solving cases around the city of Zagreb.

Stars: Vesna Kozar, Leon Lucic, Anja Moric
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Legendary Japanese director Ichikawa Kons 1976 film The Inugami Family, holds a very special place in Japans long tradition of supernatural suspense... See full synopsis »

Director: Kon Ichikawa
Stars: Kôji Ishizaka, Yôko Shimada, Teruhiko Aoi
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Tamako graduated from a university in Tokyo, but she now lives with her father back in Kofu. Tamako doesn't help her father or tries to get a job. She spends her time just eating and sleeping throughout the four seasons of the year.

Director: Nobuhiro Yamashita
Stars: Atsuko Maeda, Shôko Fujimura, Rie Hagiwara
W's Tragedy (1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Young college student Shizuka is given the opportunity to act in a stage play with professionals. Shizuka is willing to go to great lengths to master this role of a lifetime... See full synopsis »

Director: Shin'ichirô Sawai
Stars: Hiroko Yakushimaru, Yoshiko Mita, Masanori Sera
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Woman is avenging the death of her husband in this slightly supernatural drama.

Director: Toshiharu Ikeda
Stars: Mari Shirato, Kentarô Shimizu, Jun Etô
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Kaneto Shindô
Stars: Kô Nishimura, Nobuko Otowa, Tsutomu Kariba
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Il-hwa Choi ...
Kim Dae-Jung
Akira Emoto ...
Hiroshi Uchiyama
Kyôko Enami ...
Kab-Soos Mutter (as Kyoko Enami)
Noboru Hamada ...
Minister
...
Akikazu Kamikawa
...
Haruo Satake
Byeong-se Kim ...
Kim Junk-Won
Kap-su Kim ...
Kim Chang-Won
Masahiro Kômoto
Sang-il Lee ...
Korean man
Akaji Maro ...
Susumu Kawahara
Ken Mitsuishi ...
Yu Chun-Seong
Ryûshi Mizukami
Nana Nakamoto ...
Toshiko Takashima
Gô Rijû ...
Hong Seong-Jin
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

3 May 2002 (Japan)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

GOOD ACTING AND BASED ON HISTORY
20 November 2004 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

The story is pretty much based on true events and most of the characters actually existed. The acting from the lead and supporting casts are all fine. The atmosphere suits the topic and events well and the director's portrait of both sides, the Japanese and the South Korean seems even handed.(both were following instructions from the US rather then their own) It's hard to appreciate this film since there are too many sides involved plus the complex relationship between the Japanese and Korean. It's almost necessary for the audience to take a political side at the beginning of the film and follow it to the end. There seems to be 4 sides, pro-Japanese (Japanese), Pro-unification of Korea (Most Koreans), Anti-Unification (US, Japan) and Pro-US. Also you need to have some background knowledge on the relationship between Japan, Korea and the US. Otherwise you may quickly loose the the plot and begin to find this movie boring. Especially for western audiences who may not be able to tell the difference between the Japanese and the Korean.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss KT (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?