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Japanese Film Actor

Rentarô Mikuni

  • Jan 20, 1923 - Apr 14, 2013 (age 90)
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2014
Award2014

Special Award from the Chairman

Won Japan Academy Prize …
Won Japan Academy Prize for Special Award from the Chairman.
Japan Academy Prize
2013
Rentarô Mikuni
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Rentarô Mikuni

Rentarô Mikuni passed away.
2009
Happî bâsudê
MovieNov 21, 2009

Happî bâsudê

A Happy Birthday is a 2009 drama film written by Jun'ya …
A Happy Birthday is a 2009 drama film written by Jun'ya Yamazaki and directed by Kozo Nagayama.
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2002
Nomination2002

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in …

Nominated for "Taiga no itteki".
Japan Academy Prize
1996
Award1996

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in …

Won award for "Mitabi no kaikyô".
Japan Academy Prize
Nomination1996

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in …

Nominated for "Mitabi no kaikyô".
Japan Academy Prize
1995
Nomination1995

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in …

Nominated for "Tsuribaka nisshi 7".
Japan Academy Prize
1994
Nomination1994

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in …

Nominated for "Daibyonin".
Japan Academy Prize
1992
Gô-hime
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MovieApr 11, 1992

Gô-hime

Chronicles the trials and tribulations of Oribe, the successor to …
Chronicles the trials and tribulations of Oribe, the successor to tea-master Rikyu, Usu, his gardener, and Princess Goh, who attempt to balance artistic expression and duty amid political intrigue in feudal Japan.
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Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
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Award1992

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in …

Won award for "My Sons".
Japan Academy Prize
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
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Nomination1992

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in …

Nominated for "My Sons".
Japan Academy Prize
1991
My Sons
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MovieOct 12, 1991

My Sons

Tetsuo is a young man living in Tokyo, who falls in love with …
Tetsuo is a young man living in Tokyo, who falls in love with a deaf-mute factory girl. He has always felt jealous of his college- educated brother, but ultimately wins both the girl and ...
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Nomination1991

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in …

Nominated for "Free and Easy II".
Japan Academy Prize
1990
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Award1990

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in …

Won award for "Rikyu".
Japan Academy Prize
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Nomination1990

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in …

Nominated for "Rikyu".
Japan Academy Prize
1989
Rikyu
MovieSep 15, 1989

Rikyu

Late in the 1500s, an aging tea master teaches the way of …
Late in the 1500s, an aging tea master teaches the way of tea to a headstrong Shogun. Through force of will and courageous fighting, Hideyoshi becomes Japan's most powerful warlord, unifying the country. Rikyu, through the tea ceremony and floral arrangements, tempers his lord, helping Hideyoshi focus on a single flower or be in a simple room where the shape of a cup is of most importance. But other forces fuel Hideyoshi's ambitions: the Portuguese bring a globe and guns, and he believes he can conquer Korea and China. When Rikyu raises doubts about invading China, Hideyoshi demands an apology, and Rikyu himself must find courage in the way of tea.
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1988
Tsuribaka Nisshi
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MovieDec 24, 1988

Tsuribaka Nisshi

Tsuribaka Nisshi (釣りバカ日誌) is a 1988 Japanese comedy …
Tsuribaka Nisshi (釣りバカ日誌) is a 1988 Japanese comedy film directed by Tomio Kuriyama. It was released on 24 December 1988. It is the first film in Tsuribaka Nisshi series. Most of this series are released as one of double feature such as Otoko wa Tsurai yo. The origin is Tsuribaka Nisshi (釣りバカ日誌, "Fishing Fool's Diary") , a fishing manga by Jūzō Yamasaki (story) and Kenichi Kitami since 1979.
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Wuthering Heights
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MovieMay 28, 1988

Wuthering Heights

A fearful stranger, Onimaru, tries to intrude into the central …
A fearful stranger, Onimaru, tries to intrude into the central community with a tabooed and profane woman, Kinu. Influenced by George Bataille's argument that the sacred and the profane are ultimately never in contradiction, Yoshida allows Kinu and Onimaru to consummate and sublimate their union through their marginality and profaneness. At the end of the film, they are expelled by the legitimate second generation and annihilate themselves. The social harmony, that the intruder disturbed, is restored. However, in spite of this seemingly clear ending, doubts remain over the legitimacy of the second Catherine, with the suspicion that she might be the daughter of Onimaru.
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A Taxing Woman's Return
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MovieJan 15, 1988

A Taxing Woman's Return

Ryoko Itakura returns as the …
Ryoko Itakura returns as the government tax agent willing to tackle the toughest cases. This time she takes on a fanatical but lucrative religious cult run by a vile lecher.
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1987
Shinran: Path to Purity
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MovieMay 9, 1987

Shinran: Path to Purity

Shinran: Path to Purity (親鸞 …
Shinran: Path to Purity (親鸞 白い道, Shinran: Shiroi michi) is a 1987 Japanese drama film directed by Rentarō Mikuni. The film won the Jury Prize at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.
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Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
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Nomination1987

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in …

Nominated for "A Promise".
Japan Academy Prize
Jury Prize
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Award1987

Jury Prize

Won award for "Shinran: Path to Purity".
1986
A Promise
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MovieSep 13, 1986

A Promise

An old woman has died and her widower with dementia …
An old woman has died and her widower with dementia confesses to killing her. After this, the story goes back in time to show the events leading up to her death.
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1982
The Go Masters
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MovieSep 15, 1982

The Go Masters

Ten years before the outbreak of the Second World War in …
Ten years before the outbreak of the Second World War in Asia, a Japanese Go master and his Chinese rival meet in China to play a game of Go (loosely described as an Asian version of chess). It soon becomes evident that the Chinese master's son is the most talented player that the Japanese master has ever encountered, and he convinces the boy's father to let him bring the child back to Japan to train him as a professional Go player. Years pass, and as the young Chinese master grows to maturity in Japan, the Japanese invasion of China forces him to choose between his triumphant career and his loyalty to his native country. His decision is complicated by his marriage to the daughter of the Japanese master, with whom he has produced a child. His choice will profoundly alter the lives of two families. Their saga serves as a reflection of the tragic relations between their two great countries, and the possibility of reconciliation and healing.
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1981
Sailor Suit and Machine Gun
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MovieDec 19, 1981

Sailor Suit and Machine Gun

A teenage delinquent …
A teenage delinquent schoolgirl named Izumi Hoshi inherits her father's Yakuza clan.
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Sekigahara
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MovieJan 2, 1981

Sekigahara

Sekigahara released.
1980
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Nomination1980

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in …

Nominated for "Vengeance Is Mine".
Japan Academy Prize
1979
Oh! The Nomugi Pass
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MovieJun 9, 1979

Oh! The Nomugi Pass

The story of the silk industry and the young girls who worked …
The story of the silk industry and the young girls who worked as silk spinners in the early 1900's in Japan. The silk mills were located in Okaya which lies just beyond the Nomugi Pass. The women and girls worked in a hot, humid atmosphere without rest, and endured those conditions and sexual harassment to earn money for their poor families. Across the ocean, it was the great depression in America.
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Vengeance Is Mine
MovieApr 21, 1979

Vengeance Is Mine

Chronological exploits of Iwao Enokizu, a murderous thief …
Chronological exploits of Iwao Enokizu, a murderous thief on the run.
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1978
Never Give Up
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MovieOct 7, 1978

Never Give Up

A Japanese Warrior leaves the secretive battalion he is apart …
A Japanese Warrior leaves the secretive battalion he is apart of. As a skilled soldier, he confronts evil and serves his people.
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Kôtei no inai hachigatsu
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MovieSep 23, 1978

Kôtei no inai hachigatsu

A group of ultra-right military …
A group of ultra-right military prepares a coup d'etat, code-named August Without the Emperor, with the goal of establishing a military dictatorship.
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Nomination1978

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in …

Nominated for "Kiri-no-hata".
Japan Academy Prize
1977
Kiri-no-hata
MovieDec 17, 1977

Kiri-no-hata

Masao is falsely accused and jailed for the murder of a loanshark …
Masao is falsely accused and jailed for the murder of a loanshark to whom he owed a lot of money. His sister Kiriko makes the long trip to Tokyo, specifically to accost Otsuka, Japan's top criminal defence lawyer, and plead with him to take her brother's case. They live in KitaKyushu which, though a city, she contends that the local lawyers are not up to the job. Otsuka contemptuously brushes her off. A year passes. Masao has suicided in jail, his appeal having failed due to the lack of interest and competence of the local defence lawyer. Kiriko returns to Tokyo, planning revenge on Otsuka for refusing the case and causing her brother's death. Meanwhile, through the actions of a crusading young journalist, Otsuka is informed of Masao's death. His curiosity piqued, he requests the file and reviews the evidence. Otsuka also has an adoring mistress who owns a bar. By coincidence (?), the real murderer is an associate of one of her employees. Kiriko, now working as a hostess in a different bar, is asked by a friend to tail her boyfriend, whom she suspects of cheating. The boyfriend is murdered in the bar owner's flat, and Kiriko grabs the chance to set her revenge plan into action. Kiriko rigs the crime scene to falsely incriminate the bar owner, who is subsequently jailed. Otsuka's mistress out of the way, Kiriko sets out to seduce and entrap Otsuka, against the advice of the crusading journalist.
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Mount Hakkoda
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MovieJun 4, 1977

Mount Hakkoda

Two infantry regiments of the Imperial Japanese Army …
Two infantry regiments of the Imperial Japanese Army tackled Mount Hakkoda in the winter of 1902 to prepare for war with Russia.
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1976
The Inugamis
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MovieOct 16, 1976

The Inugamis

The Inugami Family (犬神家の一族, Inugami-ke no Ichizoku) is a …
The Inugami Family (犬神家の一族, Inugami-ke no Ichizoku) is a 1976 Japanese film directed by Kon Ichikawa. The film is the 1st in Kon Ichikawa and Kōji Ishizaka's Kindaichi Sereis. Ichikawa would remake the film in 2006 as The Inugamis.
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Barefoot Gen
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MovieJan 24, 1976

Barefoot Gen

The story of Gen Nakaoka and his family, who lived in …
The story of Gen Nakaoka and his family, who lived in Hiroshima at the time it was atom-bombed, and their struggles and trials amidst the nuclear holocaust.
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1975
Kinkanshoku
MovieSep 6, 1975

Kinkanshoku

Kinkanshoku is a 1975 political thriller film directed by …
Kinkanshoku is a 1975 political thriller film directed by Satsuo Yamamoto.
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1974
Himiko
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MovieMar 9, 1974

Himiko

A freestyle, imagined telling of the life of shaman queen Himiko, …
A freestyle, imagined telling of the life of shaman queen Himiko, who falls in love with her half-brother, making her powers weaken thus putting her position to risk.
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1972
Tabi no Omosa
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MovieOct 28, 1972

Tabi no Omosa

A 16-year-old girl grows into maturity while hiking the 88 …
A 16-year-old girl grows into maturity while hiking the 88-temple pilgrimage around Shikoku.
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The Rendezvous
MovieMar 29, 1972

The Rendezvous

The Rendezvous released.
Zatoichi at Large
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MovieJan 15, 1972

Zatoichi at Large

On the road, Zatoichi meets a dying pregnant woman and …
On the road, Zatoichi meets a dying pregnant woman and delivers the child moments before she passes. Honor bound, he sets out to find the next-of-kin who he discovers have their own problems.
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1971
Confessions Among Actresses
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MovieDec 18, 1971

Confessions Among Actresses

The lives of three movie …
The lives of three movie actresses unfold, transform and get exposed. Each of them owes their choice of profession to a respective traumatic event.
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1970
Men and War
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MovieAug 14, 1970

Men and War

Men and War is a war film directed by Satsuo Yamamoto.
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1969
Shinsengumi
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MovieDec 5, 1969

Shinsengumi

Feudal Japan. Kamo Serizawa and Isami Kondo turn a collection …
Feudal Japan. Kamo Serizawa and Isami Kondo turn a collection of student fencers into a band of assassins known as the Shinsen Group, devoted to the Tokugawa shogunate and to an elegant code of action and behavior. Kondo leads the band against the forces of the Emperor in hopes of preventing his restoration to the throne.
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1968
Profound Desires of the Gods
MovieNov 22, 1968

Profound Desires of the Gods

An engineer from Tokyo …
An engineer from Tokyo arrives on a drought-ridden tropical island to drill a well to power a nearby sugar mill. He meets the inbred Futori family, hated by the locals for breaking religious customs.
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1967
Zatoichi the Outlaw
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MovieAug 12, 1967

Zatoichi the Outlaw

In a town where debt-ridden peasants are being ruthlessly …
In a town where debt-ridden peasants are being ruthlessly exploited, Zatoichi is forced to take sides between a cruel yakuza boss and his seemingly altruistic rival.
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1966
Captive's Island
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MovieJul 2, 1966

Captive's Island

Seeking revenge against the guard who tormented him, a young …
Seeking revenge against the guard who tormented him, a young man returns to the island where he was imprisoned in reform school. But his plans for vengeance are disturbed when he encounters a strange and beautiful young woman.
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1965
A Fugitive from the Past
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MovieJan 15, 1965

A Fugitive from the Past

Three thieves escape from a …
Three thieves escape from a heist, one of them killing the other two. He is sheltered by a prostitute and sought after by the police, but only after ten years his true motivation unravels.
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1964
Kwaidan
MovieDec 29, 1964

Kwaidan

A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes.
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Wolves, Pigs and Men
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MovieAug 26, 1964

Wolves, Pigs and Men

Sabu and his pals hold a pauper's funeral for Sabu's mother. …
Sabu and his pals hold a pauper's funeral for Sabu's mother. His brother Jiro arrives home, fresh out of jail, and Sabu pointedly states that Jiro is not invited. Jiro meanwhile is planning a big job - steal 40 million in cash and drugs, and he invites Sabu and gang to act as decoys, for 50,000 each. The sting is a success, but the double-crossing starts almost immediately. Sabu discovers how little of the take they were promised and hides the stash. Jiro and his slimy partner pressure the kids to fess up. Meanwhile, their respectable elder brother Ichiro is being leaned on by the town's big boss, whose money it was.
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1962
Miyamoto Musashi II: Duel at Hannya Hill
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MovieNov 17, 1962

Miyamoto Musashi II: Duel at Hannya Hill

The remake of Yoshikawa's …
The remake of Yoshikawa's novel continues with the second installment in which Takezo, soon to be Miyamoto Musashi, emerges from the Himeji Castle after three years of intense contemplation and philosophical study and starting on his epic quest to complete his skill in the Way.
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Harakiri
MovieSep 16, 1962

Harakiri

When a ronin requesting seppuku at a feudal lord's palace is …
When a ronin requesting seppuku at a feudal lord's palace is told of the brutal suicide of another ronin who previously visited, he reveals how their pasts are intertwined - and in doing so challenges the clan's integrity.
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The Outcast
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MovieApr 6, 1962

The Outcast

A young man struggles to come to terms with his true identity in …
A young man struggles to come to terms with his true identity in a remote caste-based village in early 20th century Japan.
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The Revolutionary
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MovieMar 21, 1962

The Revolutionary

In the year 1637 in Shimabara of Tokugawa-era Japan, …
In the year 1637 in Shimabara of Tokugawa-era Japan, oppressed peasant Christians revolt against the shogunate with the aid of a charismatic Christian rebel leader Shiro Amakusa.
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1961
Hadakakko
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MovieNov 22, 1961

Hadakakko

A boy name Genta who loved by his friends and teacher …
A boy name Genta who loved by his friends and teacher facing his lovely sick mom.
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The Catch
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MovieNov 22, 1961

The Catch

The film is a relentlessly savage fable about a Japanese …
The film is a relentlessly savage fable about a Japanese mountain village whose inhabitants accidentally capture a black American airman only a few weeks before the 1945 capitulation. The 'prisoner of war' acts as a catalyst, bringing out all the repressed aggression and latent political conflicts beneath the tradition-girded surface of the community.
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Miyamoto Musashi
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MovieMay 27, 1961

Miyamoto Musashi

The film begins when the legendary swordsman Miyamoto …
The film begins when the legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi is still named Shinmen Takezo. After being on the losing side of the Battle of Sekigahara, Takezo and his friend manage to escape and come across a young woman and her mother.
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1960
Kôichi Satô
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Kôichi Satô

Koichi Sato (佐藤 浩市, Satō Kōichi, born December 10, 1960) is …
Koichi Sato (佐藤 浩市, Satō Kōichi, born December 10, 1960) is a Japanese actor. He is the son of veteran Japanese actor Rentarō Mikuni.
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1956
The Burmese Harp
MovieJan 21, 1956

The Burmese Harp

In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese …
In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk.
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1954
Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto
MovieSep 26, 1954

Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto

Depicts the early life of the …
Depicts the early life of the legendary warrior Musashi Miyamoto; his years as an aspiring warrior, an outlaw and finally a true samurai.
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Farewell Rabaul
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MovieFeb 10, 1954

Farewell Rabaul

Farewell Rabaul (さらばラバウル, Saraba Rabauru) is a black …
Farewell Rabaul (さらばラバウル, Saraba Rabauru) is a black-and-white 1954 Japanese film directed by Ishirō Honda.
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1953
Eagle of the Pacific
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MovieOct 21, 1953

Eagle of the Pacific

Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, a brilliant …
Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, a brilliant tactician, is a loyal subject of the emperor, despite his grave misgivings about leading Japan's navy into war with the United States. He opposes the attack on Pearl Harbor, but overruled, leads his forces to the best of his ability.
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Wife
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MovieApr 29, 1953

Wife

Tokyo. Mihoko and Toichi Nakagawa's ten year …
Tokyo. Mihoko and Toichi Nakagawa's ten year marriage is crumbling out of inertia. Each knows the other isn't happy, they themselves aren't happy, but they don't talk about their problems with each other, each festering in their unhappiness largely so that they will not show especially to their three boarders their problems. Mihiko in particular, old fashioned in her outlook, does not see divorce as an option, that move which would be a stigma she could not tolerate. Both are seemingly oblivious to the fact that others around them are facing similar if not worse situations, and that they themselves are largely the cause of their unhappiness. Things for their marriage get worse when Toichi starts to fall for his work colleague, widowed Fusako Sagara, who returns his affections.
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Husband and Wife
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MovieJan 22, 1953

Husband and Wife

Uptight man and hot wife rent a room from a laidback …
Uptight man and hot wife rent a room from a laidback colleague. The colleague and wife get on like a house on fire, while the husband is alternately jealous and sulky. Marital strife ...
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1951
Umi no hanabi
MovieOct 25, 1951

Umi no hanabi

The Kamiya family struggles to keep the town fishing …
The Kamiya family struggles to keep the town fishing association from going bankrupt as they deal with a dishonest captain and his degenerate crew.
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Boyhood
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MovieMay 12, 1951

Boyhood

When a family has to relocate due to the war, they are …
When a family has to relocate due to the war, they are ostracized by their new community.
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1938
Chronicle of My Mother
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MovieNov 1, 1938

Chronicle of My Mother

Based on an …
Based on an autobiographical novel by Inoue Yasushi, the film chronicles the passage of fifteen years within a family struggling with abandonment, resentment and decline with old age. As the world turns, a son who has issues with his mother has to deal with his own children and role as a father as well.
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1923
Rentarô Mikuni
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Rentarô Mikuni

Rentarô Mikuni was born.
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