Synonyms for shima_iwashita or Related words with shima_iwashita
Examples of "shima_iwashita"
When a band of assassins come after a young journalist (played by
) she turns to another assassin Yûsuke Kawazu for help.
It details the life of a "goze", a blind female minstrel (played by
, the director's wife), in early 20th-century Japan.
In 1967 he married the actress
, who appears in several of his films. He retired from directing after the release of "Spy Sorge" in 2003, a biopic on the life of Richard Sorge.
The stylized sets and the period costumes and props simultaneously convey a classical theatricality and contemporaneous modernity. Jihei's fatal love interest, Koharu the prostitute, and his neglected wife, Osan, are both played by actress
Manabeshima was the setting for the 1984 film MacArthur's Children, describing the impact of the United States' occupation of Japan from the perspective of the inhabitants of a small island community. The film featured the feature film debut of actor Ken Watanabe starring alongside Masako Natsume and
, better known as
(岩下 志麻 "Iwashita Shima"; born January 3, 1941 in Tokyo, Japan), is a Japanese actress who has appeared in about 100 films and many TV productions. She is married to film director Masahiro Shinoda, in whose films she has frequently appeared. She won the award for best actress at the 2nd Hochi Film Award for her performance in Shinoda's "Ballad of Orin".
Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc. aired a two-hour drama based on the autobiography "Toilet no Kamisama" on January 5, 2011, on 28 stations including itself, TBS and CBC, also on Akita TV on January 8. It was one of the programs for the 60th anniversaty of the opening of MBS. The drama starred Kii Kitano as Uemura, and
as her grandmother. The drama's plot is inspired by the events described in Uemura's "Toilet no Kamisama" autobiography, such as the death of her grandfather and her path to becoming a singer.
Set in Kyoto, 20-year-old Cheiko (
) works in her parents' wholesale silk goods store. She was brought up to think her parents stole her as a baby in a fit of passionate desire and becomes profoundly disturbed to learn (after a chance encounter with a girl who turns out to be her sister) that her real parents had abandoned her. Her identity crisis is exacerbated by her need to choose between carrying on her adoptive father's kimono-designing business, now in decay, and leaving home to marry.
The Fuji series ran from 1989 to 2001, with occasional short series and specials as recently as 2007. Until his death in 2001, Edoya Nekohachi III portrayed the informant Hikojū, often paired with Omasa (Meiko Kaji). Another informant was played by Chōsuke Ikariya. Yumi Takigawa was Hisae, wife of Onihei. Guests have included Akira Emoto, Frankie Sakai, Rokusaburo Michiba, Makoto Fujita,
, Isuzu Yamada, Yoshizumi Ishihara, and Tetsuro Tamba. The series has been handed to Fuji on the broadcast satellite network (BS Fuji), after the show ended for Fuji on the terrestrial network.
Shūhei Hirayama (Chishū Ryū) is an ageing widower with a 32-year-old married son; Kōichi (Keiji Sada), and two unmarried children; 24-year-old daughter Michiko (
) and 21-year-old son Kazuo (Shin'ichirō Mikami). The ages of the children and what they respectively remember about their mother suggests that she died just before the end of the war, perhaps in the bombing of Tokyo in 1944-45. Since his marriage, Kōichi has moved out to live with his wife in a small flat, leaving Hirayama and Kazuo to be looked after by Michiko.
In the 1980s, yakuza movies drastically declined due in part to the rise of home video VCRs. One exception was the "Gokudō no Onnatachi" series starring
, which was based on a book of interviews with the wives and girlfriends of real gangsters. In 1994, Toei actually announced that "The Man Who Shot the Don" starring Hiroki Matsukata would be their last yakuza film unless it made $4 million US in home video rentals. It did not and they announced they would stop producing such movies, although they returned a couple years later.
The director, Kihachi Okamoto, is well known for introducing plot twists and surprising endings in his films, and Red Lion is no exception. What starts out as an almost comedic series of misunderstandings between almost comically drawn characters ends up turning far more serious as the film progresses. Tomi (
), as Gonzo's old flame, is tragically torn between her hopes that Gonzo's new marriage proposal is genuine, and her fears that her life will never improve unless she "goes along" with the corrupt and powerful who rule over the peasant's lives. The film ends with the peasants dancing to the cry of "Ee ja nai ka" ("Why not!?", "Whatever!", or "Nevermind!"), which fatalistically refers to the tumultuous 1866-67 period of Japanese history immediately preceding the imperial restoration and the end of the Edo period.
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