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Last Night Rewind

Last Night Rewind (2017)

Director: YOKOO Hatsuki
Cast: OKANO Maya, TSURUTA Mayu, WATANABE Ikkei

A magical film adapting the play by theatre troupe Taiyo Magic Film. Director Yokoo Hatsuki makes his theatrical feature film debut while theatre troupe leader, Saijo Mitsutoshi, serves as screenwriter. A daughter schemes with her father to fake her...

Release Date: Nov, 4th, 2017

HANAGATAMI

HANAGATAMI (2017)

Director: OBAYASHI Nobuhiko
Cast: KUBOZUKA Shunsuke, MITSUSHIMA Shinnosuke, TOKIWA Takako

Feature film adaptation of the script penned by director Obayashi Nobuhiko prior to his 1977 debut film HOUSE. Culminates his "war time trilogy" together with Casting Blossoms to the Sky and Seven Weeks. Spring 1941. Toshihiko (Kubozuka Shunsuke) sh...

Release Date: Dec, 16th, 2017

Laplace’s Witch

Laplace’s Witch (2018)

Director: MIIKE Takashi
Cast: SAKURAI Sho, HIROSE Suzu, FUKUSHI Sota

Two people are found dead under similarly bizarre circumstances at two different hot springs resorts. Aoe, an earth scientist called in to examine the site determines the deaths as accidental. But a police detective Nakaoka, suspects a young wife's p...

Release Date: May, 4th, 2018

LINKING LOVE

LINKING LOVE (2017)

Director: KANEKO Shusuke
Cast: TANO Yuka, ISHIBASHI Anna, SHIRASU Jin

"Death Note" series director Kaneko Shusuke helms this time travel film which depicts the struggles of a university student who is transported from present-day 2017 to 1991. Mashio Miyu (Tano Yuka) attends the same university her parents did. Having...

Release Date: Oct, 28th, 2017

MIXED DOUBLES

MIXED DOUBLES (2017)

Director: ISHIKAWA Junichi
Cast: ARAGAKI Yui, Eita

Popular screenwriter, Kosawa Ryota, writes an original story depicting the rejuvenation of love and life through table tennis which is brought to screen by Ishikawa Junichi, director of April Fools. Tamako (Aragaki Yui), who was once known as a "tab...

Release Date: Oct, 21st, 2017

VIGILANTE

VIGILANTE (2017)

Director: IRIE Yu
Cast: OMORI Nao, SUZUKI Kosuke, KIRITANI Kenta

Original work from director Irie Yu of Memoirs of a Murder and the "8000 MILES: SR Saitama's Rapper" series. Set in a provincial city, the story depicts men who are trapped in a vicious downward spiral. Eldest son Ichiro (Omori Nao) absconded as a y...

Release Date: Dec, 9th, 2017

Le lion est mort ce soir

Le lion est mort ce soir (2017)

Director: SUWA Nobuhiro
Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Pauline Etienne, Maud Wyler

Perfect Couple director Suwa Nobuhiro welcomes The 400 Blows star Jean-Pierre Léaud to this Japanese-French co-production. Jean (Jean-Pierre Léaud) is an aging actor troubled by his inability to feign death. Haunted by the past, he visits an old est...

Release Date: Jan, 20th, 2018

LOUDER! Can't Hear What You're Singin’ Wimp!

LOUDER! Can't Hear What You're Singin’ Wimp! (2018)

Director: MIKI Satoshi
Cast: ABE Sadawo, YOSHIOKA Riho, CHIBA Yudai

Sin is a rock star with an extraordinary singing voice. Charismatic and popular, he's a rocker in every sense of the word, but not without a secret. He takes illegal performance-enhancing substance to improve his singing voice. The practice is known ...

Release Date: Oct, 12th, 2018

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Farewell to Southern Tosa

Farewell to Southern Tosa (1959)

Director: SAITO Buichi

Cast: KOBAYASHI Akira, ASAOKA Ruriko, Peggy HAYAMA

Returning to his native village he finds that Harue, who has been waiting for him, is now claimed by the local boss to whom the girl's deceased father owed money. Joji tries hard to pay Harue's debts but people are not sympathetic with a former conv...

Release Date:Aug, 2nd, 1959

Burning Skin

Burning Skin (1972)

Director: KONUMA Masaru

Cast: TANAKA Mari, AIKAWA Keiko, YOSHIZAWA Ken

After Yano (Toshihiko Oda) is unable to give his wife Shimako (Mari Tanaka) the physical satisfaction she craves. Her frustration seeks outlets in seeing other men but they fail to give her any real satisfaction. One day, while Shimako is out drivin...

Release Date:Mar, 29th, 1972

Beyond the Green Hills

Beyond the Green Hills (1963)

Director: NISHIKAWA Katsumi

Cast: YOSHINAGA Sayuri, HAMADA Mitsuo, TASHIRO Mirdori

Shinko has just transferred to a girls' high school in an old castle town by the sea. She is so vivacious and full of life that she arouses envy in her classmates and, sometimes, envy nurtures maliciousness: Miss Shimazaki, Shinko's English teacher,...

Release Date:Jan, 3rd, 1963

The Pacific War and the interenational Military Tribunal

The Pacific War and the interenational Military Tribunal (1959)

Director: KOMORI Kiyoshi

Cast: ARASHI Kanjuro, TAKADA Minoru, SASAKI Takamaru

In 1941, overpopulated Japan faces an economic boycott and its armed forces push further to the south. And despite negotiations between Japan and the U. S. A. war is declared with the attack on Pearl Harbour. Victories follow for Japan on land and se...

Release Date:Jan, 3rd, 1959