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COME ON IRENE

COME ON IRENE (2018)

Director
YOSHIDA Keisuke
Cast
YASUDA Ken, Nats SITOY

Highly praised for his portrayal of violence in Hime-Anole, director Yoshida Keisuke depicts love & hate in this film. Playing the main character's bride, Irene, is new star Nats Sitoy who was chosen through auditions. 42-year-old Iwao (Yasuda Ken) ...

Release Date
Sep, 14th, 2018
TIGER: My Life as a Cat

TIGER: My Life as a Cat (2019)

Director
KAKEHI Masaya
Cast
KITAYAMA Hiromitsu, TABE Mikako, HIRASAWA Kokoro

Story about a happy-go-lucky guy who dies in an accident and returns to his family as a cat to make up for his inane life. TV drama veteran Kakehi Masaya melds the fantastic story world with heartfelt drama. Struggling manga artist Suzuo (Kitayama H...

Release Date
Feb, 15th, 2019
The Gun

The Gun (2018)

Director
TAKE Masaharu
Cast
MURAKAMI Nijiro, HIROSE Alice, Lily Franky

A film adapting Akutagawa Prize-winning author Nakamura Fuminori's debut work. A young man's life is turned upside down by a dangerous fascination for the handgun he obtains by chance. The top-notch monochromatic visuals effectively render the protag...

Release Date
Nov, 17th, 2018
Code Blue the movie

Code Blue the movie (2018)

Director
NISHIURA Masaki
Cast
YAMASHITA Tomohisa, ARAGAKI Yui, TODA Erika

The television drama about emergency medical care heads to the theaters. The air medical services team set out to deal with major accidents at Narita Airport and the Umihotaru Parking Area situated on Tokyo Bay. The film commemorates the tenth annive...

Release Date
Jul, 27th, 2018
Lovers on Borders

Lovers on Borders (2018)

Director
FUNAHASHI Atsushi
Cast
EMOTO Tasuku, Ana Moreira, NAKANO Yuta

A romantic mystery set in 18th-century Portugal and 21stcentury Japan produced jointly by Japan, America, and Portugal. In the director's chair is Funahashi Atsushi who won international acclaim with Nuclear Nation. In eighteenth-century Portugal, S...

Release Date
Nov, 10th, 2018
A Town and a Tall Chimney

A Town and a Tall Chimney (2019)

Director
MATSUMURA Katsuya
Cast
IDE Asato, WATANABE Dai, KIKKAWA Koji

In Japan in 1905, due to the national policy of giving priority to economy, air pollution by smoke has occurred at Hitachi Mine in Ibaraki Prefecture. Sulfur Dioxide from Hitachi Mine has killed trees in the mountains and crop, which is most importan...

Release Date
Jun, 22nd, 2019
Until I Meet September's Love

Until I Meet September's Love (2019)

Director
YAMAMOTO Toru
Cast
TAKAHASHI Issey, KAWAGUCHI Haruna

Mature romance that leaves viewers in tears with a poignant lie and pure love that transcend time and space. Based on the novel that won the top prize for romance most recommended by booksellers. Shiori (Kawaguchi Haruna) lives in a mysterious apart...

Release Date
Mar, 1st, 2019
Stolen Identity

Stolen Identity (2018)

Director
NAKATA Hideo
Cast
KITAGAWA Keiko, CHIBA Yudai, NARITA Ryo

Live-action adaptation of the award-winning suspense novel at the 15th Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! (This Mystery is Excellent!) Award. Surreal terror of the heroine is depicted throughout the film, after personal information from a smartphone is stolen, w...

Release Date
Nov, 2nd, 2018

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Showdown in the Storm

Showdown in the Storm (1958)

Director
KURAHARA Koreyoshi
Cast
ISHIHARA Yujiro, KITAHARA Miye, OKADA Masumi

It is when assisting his friend Nakagawa by riding for his team in a horsemanship contest that Senkichi Kira, a physical culture instructor meets beautiful Setsuko, but when they are pestered by hoodlums and Senkichi becomes involved with a gang boss...

Release Date
Oct, 29th, 1958
The Zero Fighter

The Zero Fighter (1962)

Director
MASUDA Toshio
Cast
ISHIHARA Yujiro, NITANI Hideaki, HAMADA Mitsuo

The tides of war have turned against Japan when Lt. Tanimura flies his Zero fighter to an island in the Solomon to take up his duties as the new commander. He finds most of the small group of men under him more like tough hoodlums in appearance and ...

Release Date
Aug, 12th, 1962
Our Dear Buddies

Our Dear Buddies (1970)

Director
FUKASAKU Kinji
Cast
ISHIDATE Tetsuo, MAEDA Gin, KAWARAZAKI Choichiro

Five youths, Kikuo (Tetsuo lshidate), Asao (Gin Maeda), Kiyoshi (Choichiro Kawarazaki), lchiro (Hideki Hayashi) and Ryuji (Ryunosuke Minegishi), all of poor local families, work at a small factory in Tokyo. But the factory goes into bankruptcy leavin...

Release Date
May, 27th, 1970
Manji

Manji (1964)

Director
MASUMURA Yasuzo
Cast
WAKAO Ayako, KISHIDA Kyoko, KAWAZU Yusuke

Sonoko, married and childless, decides to take drawing lessons. One day as her class is drawing a model, her instructor remarks that the face resembles Mitsuko, a beautiful girl they all know, in one of the other classes. Her drawing causes rumours ...

Release Date
Jul, 25th, 1964