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  • Night people

    Night people (2012)

    Director
    KADOI Hajime
    Cast
    SATO Eriko, KITAMURA Kazuki, WAKAMURA Mayumi

    A crime suspense film based on the short story Tokai no Yaju (beast of the city) by Naoki Prize-winning author Osaka Go. It depicts a tense game of deception played by two men and women over 200 million yen in stolen money. Its director is Kadoi Haji...

  • Good-bye Debussy

    Good-bye Debussy (2012)

    Director
    RIJU Go
    Cast
    HASHIMOTO Ai, KIYOZUKA Shinya, Mickey CURTIS

    A film adaptation of the novel of the same name by 8th Konomys Award winner Shichiri Nakayama. Sixteen-year-old Haruka (Hashimoto Ai) lives happily with her parents, grandfather and cousin. One day, a fire breaks out in the annex of their house. Her...

  • The Brain Man

    The Brain Man (2013)

    Director
    TAKIMOTO Tomoyuki
    Cast
    IKUTA Toma, MATSUYUKI Yasuko, EGUCHI Yosuke

    Violence mystery about an enigmatic "brain man," who has outstanding intelligence and strength, but utterly lacks human emotions. Directed by Takimoto Tomoyuki, renowned for dramas like The Investigation Game and IKIGAMI: The Ultimate Limit, screenpl...

  • Be My Slave (Director's cut)

    Be My Slave (Director's cut) (2012)

    Director
    KAMEI Toru
    Cast
    DAN Mitsu, MAYAMA Akihiro, ITAO Itsuji

    Be My Slave, released in 2012 and directed by Kamei Toru, whose films Double Suicide Elegy and Paradise have been acclaimed at overseas film festivals. Director's cut version, including previously unreleased shocking scenes. The protagonist (Mayama ...

  • The Tang of LEMON

    The Tang of LEMON (2012)

    Director
    KATASHIMA Ikki
    Cast
    KAN Hanae, ARIMORI Narimi, AYANO Go

    Love-hate drama focusing on warped mother-daughter relationships. Graphically portrays of the fierce conflicts between two mother-daughter pairs, dealing with "borderline personality disorder" distinguished by catastrophic behavior. Director Takashim...

  • LET'S MAKE THE TEACHER HAVE A MISCARRIAGE CLUB

    LET'S MAKE THE TEACHER HAVE A MISCARRIAGE CLUB (2011)

    Director
    NAITO Eisuke
    Cast
    MIYATA Aki, KOBAYASHI Kaori, TAKARA Hiromu

    The feature-length debut of Naito Eisuke, an up-and-coming director born in 1982 who is attracting attention in the independent film world. The film takes its inspiration from an actual incident that occurred in 2009, in which a group of junior high ...

  • Sentimental YASUKO

    Sentimental YASUKO (2012)

    Director
    HORIE Kei
    Cast
    OKAMOTO Azusa, IKEDA Narushi, TAKITO Kenichi

    Director Horie Kei of {Veronika Decides to Die} brings a play by the theater company he presides over to the screen. Suspense mystery that takes place in a nearly closed off hospital waiting room, using a {Rashomon} approach to present a single incid...

  • Red Tears

    Red Tears (2011)

    Director
    TSUJIMOTO Takanori
    Cast
    KATO Natsuki, ISHIGAKI Yuma, KURATA Yasuaki

    Hard-core suspense, horror and action film commemorating the 100th film appearance of Kurata Yasuaki, world-renown action star, in which Kurata also was involved in planning and production. Featured in the 2011 Tokyo International Film Festival's Jap...

  • Watashi no Ojisan

    Watashi no Ojisan (2012)

    Director
    HOSONO Tatsuoki
    Cast
    TAKAHASHI Katsunori, TERASHIMA Saki, MATSUMOTO Nozomi

    Shabu Gokudo (yakuza drug wars) director Hosono Tatsuoki adapts Naoki Prize-winning author Renjo Mikihiko's eponymous novella for the screen. This unusual romance offers a rich depiction of forbidden love between a man and his niece, its true nature,...

  • SPEC ~ heaven

    SPEC ~ heaven (2012)

    Director
    TSUTSUMI Yukihiko
    Cast
    TODA Erika, KASE Ryo, RYU Raita

    Feature film version of the detective drama that incorporates the sci-fi element of special powers, or SPEC. Like the TV drama, hit-maker Tsutsumi Yukihiko constructs a distinctive take on the world cleverly accented with humor and stylish visuals. A...

  • The Pot of Good Fortune

    The Pot of Good Fortune (2011)

    Director
    OGAWA Michihito
    Cast
    Hosshan., ASO Kumiko, TODA Keiko

    A slapstick farce from comedy production powerhouse Yoshimoto Kogyo. A man who comes into possession of a mysterious urn becomes entangled in a chain of bad luck. Its director is Ogawa Michihito, who has extensive experience helming television variet...

  • There is a Lie in Every Woman

    There is a Lie in Every Woman (2012)

    Director
    HORAI Tadaaki
    Cast
    ASAI Madoka, Kotono, HASEGAWA Miku

    First production from the film/stage KU.RO.FU.NE PROJECT by the KU.RO.FU.NE female theater group. Suspense drama about a detective in pursuit of the truth behind a murder, and women who repeatedly give false testimony. At a psychiatric hospital, the ...

  • The Wings of the Kirin

    The Wings of the Kirin (2011)

    Director
    DOI Nobuhiro
    Cast
    ABE Hiroshi, ARAGAKI Yui, NAKAI Kiichi

    Feature film version of the TV drama series Shinzanmono, based on a story by bestselling author Higashino Keigo. Portrays a detective known for his quick wits as he scrambles to crack a case, and delves into the complex emotions of those involved. A ...

  • Last Message

    Last Message (2012)

    Director
    HASHIMOTO Hajime
    Cast
    UCHINO Seiyo, MATSUSHITA Yuki, WATANABE Dai

    First film adaptation of the popular TV drama based on Yokoyama Hideo's story about maverick coroner Kuraishi Yoshio. The realistic autopsy scenes are a definite hook, as is the rich human drama that emerges from the depths of complex cases. Directed...

  • Black Dawn

    Black Dawn (2012)

    Director
    HORIKIRIZONO Kentaro
    Cast
    WATABE Atsuro, KIM Kang Woo, MAKI Yoko

    Suspense film focusing on the "external affairs" espionage corps in the police department's public safety bureau, which officially "does not exist." When aired as an NHK drama series, the portrayal of hidden espionage activities hit a nerve and led t...

  • ACE ATTORNEY

    ACE ATTORNEY (2011)

    Director
    MIIKE Takashi
    Cast
    NARIMIYA Hiroki, SAITOH Takumi, KIRITANI Mirei

    A live-action adaptation of a popular video game series that popularized a new gaming genre: courtroom combat. Director Miike Takashi, who is also held in high esteem overseas for his works including {Thirteen Assassins}, uses an audacious visual app...

  • Being Mitsuko

    Being Mitsuko (2011)

    Director
    YAMAUCHI Kenji
    Cast
    HATSUNE Eriko, ISHIBASHI Kei, FURUTACHI Kanji

    Tragicomedy that humorously and surreally depicts peculiar sisters in pursuit of happiness. Yamauchi Kenji has created numerous popular commercials, and in recent years has worked as a playwright and theater director. This film is his directorial deb...

  • Wild Flower

    Wild Flower (2011)

    Director
    AOKI Norichika
    Cast
    TOMODA Sayaka, FUKAZAWA Tomoki, IKENAGA Ami

    The seventh film in the second season of the "Seishun H" series, in which up-and-coming filmmakers exhibit their originality through themes of youth and sex. This depiction of the absurdities of youth is the feature debut of director Aoki Norichika, ...

  • GOMENNASAI

    GOMENNASAI (2011)

    Director
    ASATO Mari
    Cast
    SUZUKI airi, NATSUYAKI Miyabi, TSUGUNAGA Momoko

    An adaptation of Hidaka Yuka's eponymous cellphone horror novel, written and directed by Asato Mari (Keitai Kanojo). Adopting a three-part structure, it depicts a chain of terrifying events involving a cursed script. The three members of girl rock un...

  • Shuffle

    Shuffle (2011)

    Director
    OIKAWA Takuro
    Cast
    KANEKO Nobuaki, KAKU Kento, ICHIKAWA Kamejiro

    Mystery suspense film that adapts a play by the theatrical troupe Spice Garden. After hiding a big sum of money stolen from a bank, the band of thieves rack their brains to restore the memory of a comrade with amnesia. Directed by the filmmaker Oikaw...

  • ENKIRIMURA~DEAD・END・SURVIVAL~

    ENKIRIMURA~DEAD・END・SURVIVAL~ (2011)

    Director
    TSUBAKI Koichi
    Cast
    FUJIE Reina, YAGAMI Ren, OKADA Mayuka

    Suspense horror film starring Fujie Reina of the extraordinarily popular female idol group AKB48 as a ghost. Members of a TV crew who have ventured into a cursed village are savagely murdered, one after another. Residents of Hinode town in Tokyo's Ni...

  • Zero Man vs. the Half Virgin

    Zero Man vs. the Half Virgin (2011)

    Director
    SATO Sakichi
    Cast
    ITAKURA Chihiro, Shijimi, YAMAMOTO Hiroshi

    The sixth film in the second season of the "Seishun H" series, in which up-and-coming filmmakers exhibit their originality through themes of youth and sex. Director Sato Sakichi consistently makes films filled with a unique sense of humor, and is als...

  • in the style of CHIRUMI

    in the style of CHIRUMI (2011)

    Director
    KAWASHIMA Genji
    Cast
    HAMADA Michiru, HOSHIDO Kazunari, KAWASHIMA Genji

    An entry in Project Dengeki, a screening program introducing short works by up-and-coming directors selected by filmmaker and film school tutor Daikuhara Masaki. This comedy with a fake documentary format is directed by Daikuhara's student Kawashima ...

  • THUNDERBOLT

    THUNDERBOLT (2011)

    Director
    WATANABE Ai
    Cast
    MIWA Reika, ANDO Tadafumi, HATANO Momoko

    An entry in Project Dengeki, a screening program introducing short works by up-and-coming directors selected by filmmaker and film school tutor Daikuhara Masaki. This drama, the directorial debut of Watanabe Ai, showcases her unique outlook. Its prot...

  • My Sis Violates an Insect Taboo

    My Sis Violates an Insect Taboo (2011)

    Director
    DAIKUHARA Masaki
    Cast
    CHOSOKABE Yoko, OKABE Nao, MORITA Aki

    A mystery inspired by the ancient Chinese black magic ritual "Ko," in which small animals or insects are placed in a receptacle and made to fight to the death, after which the survivor is endowed with a powerful mystical force. Director Daikuhara Mas...