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Before We Vanish

Before We Vanish (2017)

Director: KUROSAWA Kiyoshi
Cast: NAGASAWA Masami, MATSUDA Ryuhei, HASEGAWA Hiroki

After going missing for several days, a man named Shinji reappears, acting nothing like his former self. His relationship with his wife Narumi had been on the rocks, but he is now much calmer and kinder than he ever was before, which only serves to e...

Release Date: Sep, 9th, 2017

Black Widow Business

Black Widow Business (2016)

Director: TSURUHASHI Yasuo
Cast: OTAKE Shinobu, TOYOKAWA Etsushi, NAGASE Masatoshi

Live-action adaptation of Naoki Prize-winner Kurokawa Hiroyuki's crime novel. A woman exploits elderly men in marriage scams in this humorous portrait of men and women overcome by greed. Direction and script by Tsuruhashi Yasuo, known for his dramas ...

Release Date: Aug, 27th, 2016

REMINISCENSE

REMINISCENSE (2017)

Director: FURUHATA Yasuo
Cast: OKADA Junichi, OGURI Shun, EMOTO Tasuku

This drama reunites director Fururhata Yasuo with cameraman Kimura Daisaku, the team behind the hit film Poppoya, for the first time in 9 years. The fates of three childhood friends are upended when a murder incident reunites them for the first time ...

Release Date: May, 6th, 2017

Ken and Kazu

Ken and Kazu (2015)

Director: SHOJI Hiroshi
Cast: KATO Shinsuke, MAIGUMA Katsuya, FUJIWARA Kisetsu

Drama depicting the conflict between friends who deal drugs. Director Shoji Hiroshi made the feature film based on his short Ken and Kazu, which was screened in four countries including the 41st International Film Festival Rotterdam. Ken (Kato Shins...

Release Date: Jul, 30th, 2016

EVIL IDOL SONG

EVIL IDOL SONG (2016)

Director: OHATA Hajime
Cast: FUJITA Ena, KIGUCHI Kenta, YASHIKI Hiroko

Panic horror film about a rampaging idol who attains the power to kill people after being possessed by evil spirit. Director Ohata Hajime made his mark with Henge and Daikenju. Fujisaki Kana (Fujita Ena) performs as a singer/songwriter while doing m...

Release Date: Aug, 20th, 2016

DROWNING LOVE

DROWNING LOVE (2016)

Director: Ū-ki Yamato
Cast: KOMATSU Nana, SUDA Masaki, SHIGEOKA Daiki

Based on the best-selling comic "Oboreru Knife" by George Asakura, the film is directed by young creator Ū-ki Yamato who delicately portrays a fragile teenage love, starring Japan's rising stars Komatsu Nana (Martin Scorsese's Silence) and Suda Masak...

Release Date: Nov, 5th, 2016

MIDNIGHT DINER 2

MIDNIGHT DINER 2 (2016)

Director: MATSUOKA Joji
Cast: KOBAYASHI Kaoru, SATO Koichi, ODAGIRI Joe

Second feature film adaptation of the TV drama based on an original story by Abe Yaro. Portrays the colorful tapestry of humanity created by the unique individuals who frequent a small eatery. Director Matsuoka Joji worked on the previous Midnight Di...

Release Date: Nov, 5th, 2016

HENTAIDA (I Am a Pervert)

HENTAIDA (I Am a Pervert) (2016)

Director: ANZAI Hajime
Cast: MAENO Kenta, TSUKIFUNE Sarara, SHIRAISHI Marina

"Rock'n porn" coming-of-age movie about an average guy without any particular talent who works as a musician. Directorial debut from art director Anzai Hajime, who adapts Miura Jun's short story. A guy (Maeno Kenta) spends an extra year studying for...

Release Date: Dec, 10th, 2016

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Forward, Ever Forward

Forward, Ever Forward (1969)

Director: MORIKAWA Tokihisa

Cast: TANAKA Kunie, HASHIMOTO Isao, YAMAMOTO Kei

This is a world of shifting loyalties and conceptions. There is a glaring generation gap, no communication in one's own family, let alone understanding among nations. The days of closely-knit and loving families are gone. The Sato family could be ca...

Release Date:May, 10th, 1969

Escape from Hell

Escape from Hell (1963)

Director: INOUE Kazuo

Cast: SADA Keiji, TSUGAWA Masahiko, MIKUNI Rentaro

In 1802, vagrants are rounded up in Edo and sent to Sado Island for forced labor in a mine. Among them is handsome Yaju who was falsely charged with a crime by Kurozuka. Kurozuka arrives on Sado Island as an official under the new magistrate Shuzen,...

Release Date:Jan, 27th, 1963

A Design for Dying

A Design for Dying (1961)

Director: YOSHIMURA Kozaburo

Cast: KYO Machiko, WAKAO Ayako, KANO Junko

Shikiko Oba is nimble with her fingers and teaches dressmaking and designing. Among her pupils are Rinko, Katsumi and Tomie. Ginshiro, who is as shrewd as the shrewdest of the older generation of dyed-in-the-wool Osaka businessmen, steps into pictur...

Release Date:Jun, 28th, 1961

The Forbidden Fruit

The Forbidden Fruit (1970)

Director: OBIMORI Michihiko

Cast: SEKINE Keiko, UCHIDA Yoshiro, SUGANO Naoyuki

In today's era of sexual license and X-rated sprees, youngsters are troubled with the hunger for the flesh that has been nurtured in them. Kenji (Yoshiro Uchida), Masaki and Wataru in Yomei High School form a group to tackle this problem vowing to ab...

Release Date:Dec, 25th, 1970