Synonyms for kōji_yakusho or Related words with kōji_yakusho
Examples of "kōji_yakusho"
In Toei's 2011 war film "", Yamamoto was portrayed by
He taught and trained promising young actors including
, Mayumi Wakamura, Tōru Masuoka, Azusa Watanabe, Kenichi Takitō and others.
A former detective, Akihiro Fujishima (
), tries to search for his daughter Kanako (Nana Komatsu), who has been missing for a few days, and learns about his daughter's secret life.
Despite his success in the late 1980s, Negishi worked only sparingly for the next 15 years: a 1992 film based on the manga series "Kachō Kōsaku Shima", the short feature "Chibusa" about a man (Kaoru Kobayashi) caring for his leukemia-stricken wife, and "Kizuna" (1998), a thriller about a former yakuza with
and Ken Watanabe.
After success it was then made into a movie in 2004 starring actors
and Goro Inagaki by Fuji Television and Toho Studios. The major theme of the piece is the conflict between censorship and an artist's freedom of expression, but it is a comedy.
Shohei Sugiyama (
) is a successful "salaryman", with a house in the suburbs, a devoted wife, Masako (Hideko Hara), and a teenage daughter, Chikage (Ayano Nakamura). He works as an accountant for a firm in Tokyo. Despite these external signs of success, however, Sugiyama begins to feel as if his life has lost direction and meaning and falls into depression.
Under Mameha's tutelage, Chiyo becomes a maiko and takes the name of Sayuri. She grows in popularity, and Hatsumomo grows so desperate that she tries to ruin Sayuri's reputation. Predicting this, Mamaeha takes her to a sumo wrestling match where Sayuri is reintroduced to the Chairman, who seems unaware of her previous identity as Chiyo, as well as his business associate Nobu Toshikazu (
) (whom Hatsumomo finds repulsive), who takes a liking to her.
"13 Assassins" stars
, along with Takayuki Yamada, Sōsuke Takaoka, Hiroki Matsukata, and Kazuki Namioka. It is the third film in which Yamada and Takaoka co-starred, the first two being "Crows Zero" and "Crows Zero 2", both directed by Miike. Production for the film lasted for about two months in Tsuruoka, Yamagata, northern Japan; filming began in July 2009 and concluded in September 2009.
Kuji Shinnosuke, or "Sengoku," is also a ronin, or a spy for the Tokugawa shogunate, or a commoner, as suits the episode. His nickname refers to his wish to work as a samurai with a stipend of a thousand "koku." A native of the Satsuma Domain, Kuji practices the Jigen-ryū sword fighting style. He appears in the first five series and returns in the seventh.
played the role of Kuji.
Starting as a model in Naha, Okinawa, Nikaidō made her film debut in 2009 in "Toad's Oil", directed by
. She and Shota Sometani received the Premio Marcello Mastroianni Best Young Actor and Actress Award for their work in Shion Sono's "Himizu" at the 68th Venice International Film Festival in 2011. In 2014, she was introduced in "Variety" as an "Int'l Star You Should Know" and New York Asian Film Festival awarded her as an "International Rising Star".
The making of the film lasted four years.
was reportedly the only actor considered for the role of Yamamoto and the film would have been canceled if he turned it down. Yakusho was offered the role in the summer of 2009, and accepted the role in the winter of 2010. The production staff declared it intended to present an image of "what a Japanese leader should be".
Since the African silkworms are affected too, he is sent to Japan, even though at that time (the Bakumatsu period) almost all of Japan was off-limits to foreigners. The journey is by carriage and train, a caravan of horses through Asia, the boat trip from the Asian continent to Japan, and guided, blindfolded, on horseback to the Japanese village where he can buy the eggs from a local baron, Hara Jubei (
Iñárritu embarked on his third film, "Babel" (2006), the last in his "Death Trilogy" (films that shared similar themes and nonlinear, interconnected story lines), co-written with Arriaga. "Babel" comprises four interrelated stories set in Morocco, Mexico, the United States, and Japan, in four different languages. The film stars Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Adriana Barraza, Gael Garcia Bernal, Rinko Kikuchi and
. The rest of the cast comprised non-professional actors. The film competed at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, where Iñárritu received the Best Director Award (Prix de la mise en scène), becoming the first Mexican-born director to win the award.
Chieko Wataya (綿谷 千恵子 "Wataya Chieko", Rinko Kikuchi) is a rebellious, deaf Japanese teenage girl, traumatized by the recent suicide of her mother. She is bitter towards her father, Yasujiro Wataya (綿谷 安二郎 "Wataya Yasujirō",
) and boys her age, and is sexually frustrated. She starts exhibiting sexually provocative behavior, partly in response to dismissive comments from a member of her volleyball team. While out with friends, Chieko finds a teenage boy attractive, and following an unsuccessful attempt at socialising, exposes herself to him under a table. Chieko encounters two police detectives who question her about her father. She and her friends take ecstasy pills in public and attend a rave. Chieko sees one of her friends kissing another boy she finds attractive and leaves the party alone.
Acting on the advice of an anonymous note, Takuro Yamashita (
) returns home early one night to find his wife in bed with another man. He kills her and then turns himself in to the police. After being released from prison, he opens a barber shop and brings along a pet eel which he talks to while mostly ignoring conversation with others. He helps save Keiko Hattori (Misa Shimizu) from a suicide attempt, resulting in her working at the shop. She starts developing romantic feelings for him, but he acts nonchalant and refuses the boxed lunches she prepares for him when he goes eel-hunting with the fisherman Jukichi Takada. Takuro recognizes the local garbageman from prison and the garbageman starts to stalk Takuro and Keiko, believing that Takuro isn't repentant enough for his crimes. He attempts to rape Keiko and leaves a letter revealing Takuro's past on the door of his barber shop, but it is removed by Takada. Keiko finds out that she is pregnant with the baby of Eiji Dojima (Tomorowo Taguchi), a loan shark, and that it is too late for an abortion. One night the garbageman goes to Takuro's shop and lectures him, accusing him of killing his wife out of jealousy. The two get into an altercation and Takuro fends him off. Keiko goes back to her old company, where she is the vice-president, and retrieves her mother's bankbook. This results in Dojima angrily going to the barber shop, along with henchman, and accusing her of theft since he was planning to reinvest the funds into his business. Dojima's group and Keiko's fight, with the false revelation that Keiko is pregnant with Takuro's child. The police find that Keiko's mother never signed power of attorney papers for Dojima, but a parole violation meeting for Takuro causes him to be sent back to prison for a year. Takuro lets his eel go and accepts a boxed lunch from Keiko, who promises to wait for him with her baby.
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