Search All

Search by Title

Release year:
Production year:

Advance Search

Search by Cast/Staff

Advance Search

Search by Company/Association

Advance Search

Categories

Genres

Genres: Specify

2003

Ashura No Gotoku

Like Asura

阿修羅のごとく

(c) 2003 Toho/ Hakuhodo/ The Mainichi Newspapers/ Nippon Shuppan Hanbai

(c) 2003 Toho/ Hakuhodo/ The Mainichi Newspapers/ Nippon Shuppan Hanbai

(c) 2003 Toho/ Hakuhodo/ The Mainichi Newspapers/ Nippon Shuppan Hanbai

(c) 2003 Toho/ Hakuhodo/ The Mainichi Newspapers/ Nippon Shuppan Hanbai

Release Date
November, 8th, 2003
Running Time
135 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

TOHO, HAKUHODO, Mainichi Newspapers, Nippan

[ Story ]

Four sisters in the Takezawa family gather for the first time in a long while upon learning their father has a mistress and a love child. The quartet decide against letting their mother Fuji (Yachigusa Kaoru) know about it and take advantage of the gathering to reveal their own problems to each other. The oldest sister, Tsunako (Otake Shinobu), has been having a love affair. The second oldest, Makiko (Kuroki Hitomi), knows her husband has a younger girlfriend. The third sister, Takiko (Fukatsu Eri), who is painfully shy, has made up her mind to marry her first love. The youngest, Sakiko (Fukada Kyoko), who had been living with her boyfriend, got married after finding out she was pregnant. Meanwhile, their mother suddenly passes away and after her funeral they find a letter she had written to a newspaper. In the past, they had all read the same newspaper column which discussed the love affairs taking place nowadays in society. It was actually their mother who wrote the articles. They realize that she had known about their father's mistress and child all along, yet still accepted and forgave him.

[ Contact (International) ]

TOHO CO., LTD.
International Business Department

1-2-2 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8415
Attn: HARAGUCHI Emi
tel: +81 3 3591 3530
fax: +81 3 3591 6610
E-mail: tohointl@toho.co.jp
http://www.toho.co.jp

Relative Titles

Train Brain Express

Train Brain Express (2011)

Director
MORITA Yoshimitsu
Cast
MATSUYAMA Kenichi, Eita, KANJIYA Shihori

A coming-of-age comedy that became the last film by the late director Morita Yoshimitsu. It presents a lively depiction of two very different railway fanatics who struggle with love and work, and was partly shot on an extended location shoot around K...

Release Date
Mar, 24th, 2012
It's on me

It's on me (2009)

Director
MORITA Yoshimitsu
Cast
Koyuki, KUROTANI Tomoka, ISAKA Shunya

This is a human drama by director Morita Yoshimitsu who created the film from his original script for the first time in 13 years, since (Haru). The real value of money, among other things, is graphically portrayed through this story of a mysterious h...

Release Date
Oct, 31st, 2009
THE MAMIYA BROTHERS

THE MAMIYA BROTHERS (2006)

Director
MORITA Yoshimitsu
Cast
SASAKI Kuranosuke, TSUKAJI Muga (DRUNK DRAGON), TOKIWA Takako

A film adaptation of a book of the same title, written by authoress, Ekuni Kaori, who has received a number of literature awards including the prestigious Naoki Award. Directed by Morita Yoshimitsu, whose works include The Family Game and Like Asura ...

Release Date
May, 13th, 2006
Umineko-Inseparable

Umineko-Inseparable (2004)

Director
MORITA Yoshimitsu
Cast
ITO Misaki, NAKAMURA Toru, SATO Koichi

The shock of her fiance's sudden dissolution of their relationship causes university student, Miki (Mimura), to lose her voice. While recuperating in a hospital in her hometown of Hakodate, she learns of the tragic life of her deceased mother, Kaoru,...

Release Date
Nov, 13th, 2004