Tag: Tsutomu Yamazaki

A Taxing Woman (1987) 7.2

A Taxing Woman (1987)

Ryoko Itakura is a government tax agent who has just landed a big promotion. Her first assignment is to catch wheeler-dealer Hideki Gondo. She has a tough job, since in Japan tax evasion is an art and Gondo is, in effect...

A Long Goodbye-2019 7

A Long Goodbye-2019

A seventy-year-old retired school headmaster informs his wife and daughters that he has Alzheimer's disease. They are all concerned, but react differently due to their individual situations. The family watches as the hus...

The Crimes That Bind-2018 7.1

The Crimes That Bind-2018

Michiko came to Tokyo to visit Hiromi, but is instead found murdered. The renter of Michiko's place is missing. The police is having a hard time finding clues and solving the case. There are not any clues and a connectio...

The Emperor in August-2015 6.6

The Emperor in August-2015

On August 14th, 1945, at an Imperial conference, the Showa Emperor, Hirohito (Masahiro Motoki), finally decided to accept the Potsdam Declaration. However, some young firebrand Army officers insisted on continuing the wa...

Shizukana seikatsu-1995 6.5

Shizukana seikatsu-1995

Melodrama about the life of a mentally handicapped young man and his devoted sister after their famous novelist father and housewife mother go to Australia on a business trip.::MyDramaList...

Red Beard-1965 8.4

Red Beard-1965

In a charity hospital, a hard-bitten but honorable older doctor, Dr. Niide, takes a young intern under his guidance through the course of a number of difficult cases....

Village of Eight Gravestones-1977 6.6

Village of Eight Gravestones-1977

The heir to a family fortune discovers that a curse has been placed on it, put there centuries before by a band of samurai warriors.::...

Tampopo-1985 7.9

Tampopo-1985

In this humorous paean to the joys of food, the main story is about trucker Goro, who rides into town like a modern Shane to help Tampopo set up the perfect noodle soup restaurant. Woven into this main story are a number...

Kagemusha-1980 8

Kagemusha-1980

When a powerful warlord in medieval Japan dies, a poor thief recruited to impersonate him finds difficulty living up to his role and clashes with the spirit of the warlord during turbulent times in the kingdom....

Departures-2008 8.1

Departures-2008

Daigo Kobayashi is a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and now finds himself without a job. Daigo decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife to look for work and start over. He answ...

The Boss’s Head-1975 7

The Boss’s Head-1975

Sugawara is Kuroda, an itinerant gambler who steps in when a hit by drug-addicted assassin Kusunoki goes wrong, and takes the fall on behalf of the Owada family, but when the gang fails to make good on financial promises...