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Akiko Nomura

Born : 2nd-Jan-1927

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Kwaidan

Taking its title from an archaic Japanese word meaning "ghost story," this anthology adapts four folk tales. A penniless samurai marries for money with tragic results. A man stranded in a blizzard is saved by Yuki the Snow Maiden, but his rescue comes at a cost. Blind musician Hoichi is forced to perform for an audience of ghosts. An author relates the story of a samurai who sees another warrior's reflection in his teacup.
Released : 6th-Jan-1965

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Sleeping Man

Ever since an accident in the mountains outside town, Takuji's slept in a coma; his neighbors care for him as new events occur every day.
Released : 3rd-Feb-1996

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Red Beard

Aspiring to an easy job as personal physician to a wealthy family, Noboru Yasumoto is disappointed when his first post after medical school takes him to a small country clinic under the gruff doctor Red Beard. Yasumoto rebels in numerous ways, but Red Beard proves a wise and patient teacher. He gradually introduces his student to the unglamorous side of the profession, ultimately assigning him to care for a prostitute rescued from a local brothel.
Released : 3rd-Apr-1965

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Nowhere Man

Sukezo, a farmer manga comic artist, takes up the art rock business by setting up a shop in a shed by the river. He tries hard to be successful, but business does not go well and the family becomes progressively poorer.
Released : 2nd-Nov-1991

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The Far Road

Set in the time of steam locomotives and covering a period of almost 30 years, this sensitive film tells the story of the wife of a railroad worker in the northern part of Japan. The ferocious local class restrictions work to keep her husband in his place, as does his lack of education.
Released : 11th-Sep-1977

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The Class of the Sewage Canal

The struggle of a young man and boys who try to create the environment where they can speak their minds freely.
Released : 19th-Dec-1972

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Oh, My Son!

A man whose son has been murdered pushes to create laws to financially protect victims' families.
Released : 15th-Sep-1979

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Door To Door

Based on a true story about about a man who was told for many years that he was not employable, but threw all of his effort into working as a door-to-door salesman. Despite the pain attributed to his cerebral palsy, he walked eight to ten miles a day to meet his customers and achieved the highest sales for his company.
Released : 29th-May-2009

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Love and Death

Yuji, a budding writer, meets and starts falling in love with his best friend’s girlfriend, Natsuko. The attraction is mutual but due to the circumstances, they try to not act on their attraction. However, as time goes by, they realise that, perhaps, they cannot be without each other. Will the forbidden love affair move forward and can they finally be with each other?
Released : 5th-Jun-1971

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Okusama wa 18 sai: shinkon kyoshitsu

Laughter is brought about by a teacher-husband and student-wife couple.
Released : 5th-Jun-1971

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Tax Inspector Madogiwa Taro: Case File 30

A man is murdered after stealing documents from the Olympic Department of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
Released : 11th-Apr-2016

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Cash Calls Hell

Before leaving prison, Oida uncomfortably enters into an agreement with his cell mate: in exchange for a half-share of 30,000,000 yen, he is to assassinate three strangers given to him on a list. However, upon meeting his first potential victim, Oida has second thoughts. Yet, even as he tries to back out, the body count starts climbing. Oida must now try to alert the people on his list of their impending danger, and find out why they are being targeted in the first place.
Released : 15th-Jan-1966

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The Wanderers

Follows the fluctuating fortunes of three ronin in feudal Japan who wander from castle to castle, selling their services to whichever lord will fill their rice bowls. Though they use the servants' entrance, they still feel themselves bound by the samurai code of Bushido; and this tension leads to tragedy.
Released : 7th-Apr-1973

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Beyond the Shining Sea

Heartbroken Ukiko takes refuge with a relative after a devastating breakup. While away, she makes a dangerous match with the husband of her frigid cousin.
Released : 12th-Jul-1986

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The Shadow Within

When a married man begins an affair with a woman from his past, he comes to suspect her young son intends to murder him.
Released : 13th-Jun-1970

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Tora-san, His Tender Love

Traveling salesman Kuruma Torajirō falls in love with an inn manager as New Year's approaches.
Released : 15th-Jan-1970

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The Hotelman's Holiday

A longtime hotel employee (Morishige) struggles to bring his old-fashioned ryokan in line with postwar Japanese business practices.
Released : 12th-Jul-1958

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Hanayome

Chiyo, a 59 year old mother of 4, had lost her husband seven years ago. She will soon lose her home so she is offered by her eldest son, Ryoichi to live with him and his family. But her children are disappointed to hear that Chiyo has decided to become a live-in housekeeper. Then her eldest daughter Setsuko announced that Chiyo has had an offer of marriage. It is from the widower Kurosaki who had been a friend to Chiyo's deceased husband. Kurosaki runs a small company and has no children but has enough life savings. However, second daughter Tomoe, and youngest child, Yoko, are opposed to it. The siblings begin to argue. Meanwhile, Kurosaki tells his sister Namiko that he has decided to remarry. She is furious because he refuses to tell her anything about Chiyo. Thus, she takes it upon herself to find out about Chiyo and soon has a confrontation with her. Around that time, Kurosaki’s company is about to go bankrupt...
Released : 2nd-Jan-2012

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Love Stopped the Runaway Train

Based on a novel by Ayako Miura.
Released : 15th-Dec-1973

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Terror in the Streets

Horror story about a girl who is shadowed by an invisible man.
Released : 4th-Jul-1970

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Kid Commotion

Kodakara Sodo (The Treasure That Is Children) is a 1935 black and white Japanese silent film with benshi accompaniment directed by Torajiro Saito. This is a rare example of a silent Japanese slapstick film that has survived to this day.
Released : 23rd-Mar-1935

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My Destiny


Released : 30th-Jun-1968

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Nomugi Pass

The story of the silk industry and the young girls who worked as silk spinners in the early 1900s in Japan. The silk mills were located in Okaya which lies just beyond the Nomugi Pass. The women and girls worked in a hot, humid atmosphere without rest, and endured those conditions and sexual harassment to earn money for their poor families. Across the ocean, it was the great depression in America.
Released : 30th-Jun-1979

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Atami Murder Case

Chief Detective KIMURA Denbei, fondly referred to as Smoky Denbei, is a legendary figure at the Metropolitan Police Department. Transferred to Denbei's Criminal Investigation Division 1, Detective KUMADA Tomekichi arrives from the Toyama Prefectural Police. KUMADA is disconcerted by Denbei's position that murderers nowadays do not need a plausible motive, but gradually adapts to Denbei's unusual methods of investigation.
Released : 7th-Jun-1986

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The Castle of Sand

Two detectives are tasked to investigate the murder of an old man, found bludgeoned to death in a Tokyo rail yard.
Released : 19th-Oct-1974

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Let's Go, Grandma!


Released : 12th-Jul-1975

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Rokujō yukiyama tsumugi

Young widow Ine is suffering under the harsh treatment of her mother in law. As a former Geisha, Ine had struggled to be accepted into the well-established Rokujo family from the beginning. With the support of Jiro, a young man Ine's late husband had saved from homelessness as a young boy, Ine tries to keep the family's heritage of silk processing alive. Their close relationship soon causes gossip among the villagers and threaten Ine's position in the family even further ...
Released : 9th-Oct-1965

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Lost Love

Shimamura is a young man whose family went broke and lost their house. One day, as he returns to his former house to get a camellia blooming from the garden, he sees a beautiful schoolgirl who lives there. After they coincidentally meet again they fall for each other, but she is already engaged.
Released : 23rd-Sep-1967

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The Million Dollar Pursuit

Burned out butcher Hazama meets a woman at a restaurant and is asked to help her deliver a bag of diamonds.
Released : 4th-Jan-1968

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The Political Game

This is James Miki's first directorial work, and he is also the original writer and scriptwriter. Noritaka Sakamoto was in charge of photography, and Kentaro Haneda was in charge of music direction. It depicts how an honest candidate aiming for a clean election campaign gradually collapses in the face of various realities. Kiyokawa, the mayor of Higurashi City, died at his lover's house. Yoshihiko announces that he will conduct a clean election campaign, but his sponsors and backers are reluctant.
Released : 3rd-May-1989

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Crocodile, Parrot and Fur Seal

A comedy farce depicting the noise that occurs when two unemployed circus participants discover a debt bond in a basket with parrots, which they received instead of pension money. At that time, Hiromi Go and Kirin Kiki, who were gaining popularity, play the main roles, demonstrating an exquisite combination.
Released : 29th-Dec-1977

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Yamada baba ni hanataba o

Yamada is the old mistress of a prestigious all-girl high school, who finds a natural enemy in Kamizaki, an outgoing first-year student. However, during Yamada's blind date, their bodies are inexplicably switched
Released : 15th-Dec-1990

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片足のエース


Released : 2nd-Oct-1971

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Truck Rascals VI: Momojiro, The One and Only

The sixth film of the “Truck Yaro” series. Two long-distance truckers, “Momojiro” and “Kinzo,” travel around Japan in highly decorated trucks. In Kyushu, Momojiro falls in love again . . . this time with a beautiful college student Masako.
Released : 24th-Dec-1977

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ハルとナツ 届かなかった手紙

Ine Nakahara - As Haru emigrates from Japan with her family to the coffee plantations in Brazil, Natsu is left behind in the care of spiteful relatives. Losing all contact, each must make her own way in an unforgiving world. Hardships abound in the struggle to survive in war-torn Japan and in the face of anti-Japanese sentiment in Brazil, financial ruin, familial pressure, abandonment and lost love. However they also experience the precious joy of survival and success. Now, after 70 years, Haru comes back to Japan to find her estranged sister.
Released : 2nd-Oct-2005

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家政婦は見た!

- The legendary suspense series that got one of the highest audience ratings. The main character, Akiko Ishizaki, is a housekeeper dispatched to an upstream family. Her pleasure was to peek into the hidden secrets and misfortunes of an ideal home that seemed to be happy at first glance...
Released : 2nd-Jul-1983

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おはなはん

亀吉の妻・細倉とく(おとく) - The 6th NHK Asadora. Starring Fumie Kashiyama as a woman, born in the Meiji era, who raises a family by herself.
Released : 4th-Apr-1966

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