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Shinobu Otake

  • Jul 17, 1957 (age 62)
  • 5' 2" (1.58 m)
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2019
Idaten
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TV ShowJan 6, 2019

Idaten

Idaten (いだてん〜東京オリムピック噺〜) is a Japanese …
Idaten (いだてん〜東京オリムピック噺〜) is a Japanese historical drama television series starring Nakamura Kankurō VI and Sadao Abe as marathon runner Shiso Kanakuri and swimming coach Masaji Tabata respectively. It is the 58th NHK taiga drama. It began broadcasting in 2019 as part of the lead up to the 2020 Summer Olympics in which NHK is, under the Japan Consortium, principal co-host broadcaster. This drama is the 2nd ever post-war taiga drama in NHK history since Inochi in 1986 and marks the 55th anniversary of the 1964 Summer Olympics, which the NHK broadcast; this is also the last series to premiere in the Heisei era and the first series to air during the Reiwa era.
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2018
Nomitori zamurai
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MovieMay 18, 2018

Nomitori zamurai

Kobayashi Hironoshin is a samurai in the fiefdom of Nagaoka. …
Kobayashi Hironoshin is a samurai in the fiefdom of Nagaoka. Unfortunately for him and the area's fleas he displeases the local lord who orders him to immediately become busy ridding the local feline of any and all fleas. That is the bad news. The good news is it is all euphemism for some other occupation. That is good news, right?
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2017
Mary and the Witch's Flower
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MovieJul 8, 2017

Mary and the Witch's Flower

Mary and the Witch's Flower …
Mary and the Witch's Flower (Japanese: メアリと魔女の花 Hepburn: Meari to Majo no Hana) is a 2017 Japanese animated fantasy film directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, produced by Studio Ponoc founder Yoshiaki Nishimura, animated by Studio Ponoc, and distributed by Toho in Japan. Based on The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart, this is Studio Ponoc's first feature film.
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Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
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Nomination2017

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "Black Widow Business".
Japan Academy Prize
2016
Sanada 10 Braves
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MovieSep 22, 2016

Sanada 10 Braves

It is the Sengoku period - or the Warring State era - in Japan, …
It is the Sengoku period - or the Warring State era - in Japan, and the Tokugawa Shogunate has won hegemony over the land, yet the Toyotomi clan in Osaka continue to resist Ieyasu Tokugawa's forces. To prepare for an impending attack, the Toyotomi summon lion-hearted general, Yukimura Sanada. However, the reputedly fearless general has a secret: his legendary battles are all planned and executed by a group of misfit warriors dubbed the Ten Brave Heroes. Led by former ninja, Sasuke Sarutobi, the Ten Braves take centre-stage in one of the greatest power struggles in Japanese history. Can Sanada's hired mercenaries win him the Siege of Osaka and alter the course of history?
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Black Widow Business
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MovieAug 27, 2016

Black Widow Business

A predatory middle-aged woman and her partner prey upon …
A predatory middle-aged woman and her partner prey upon aging older men of a certain wealth. The idea is as old as the history of mankind itself: take the man's money in exchange for something pretty on his arm's and a good time (to start). You would think more than half a dozen former husbands may be a red flag and it only becomes when two daughters with their radars up seek to dig deeper into the woman taking their father's inheritance and wealth. Not that any of this is slowing the scoundrels down.
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2015
Galaxy Turnpike
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MovieOct 24, 2015

Galaxy Turnpike

The year is 2265, and there exists a restaurant on a galactic …
The year is 2265, and there exists a restaurant on a galactic road that connects Earth and a Space Colony.
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Pieta in the Toilet
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MovieJun 6, 2015

Pieta in the Toilet

Hiroshi is an art school graduate who abandoned his dream …
Hiroshi is an art school graduate who abandoned his dream as an artist to work as a window cleaner. When he realizes he has only three months left in his life, he meets a high school ...
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Our Little Sister
MovieMay 14, 2015

Our Little Sister

Three sisters live together in their late grandmother's house in …
Three sisters live together in their late grandmother's house in the city of Kamakura. They have lived together since their dad left home for another woman and their mum imitated her husband by running off with another man. Sachi, 29, the oldest Koda sister, a nurse at the local hospital, acts as a substitute mother to Yoshino, 22, and Chika, 19. One day, the threesome learns of the death of their "traitor" father and it is only halfheartedly that they go to his funeral. But in Yamagata something unexpected happens: they meet their half-sister Suzu, 13, there and immediately fall for the spell of this exquisite young creature. Sensing that Yoko, her father's widow, will not be a fit guardian, Sachi invites Suzu to move in with them.
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2013
The Wind Rises
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MovieJul 20, 2013

The Wind Rises

Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired …
Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world's most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan's plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo.
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2011
Gō
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TV ShowJan 9, 2011

Gō: Hime-tachi no Sengoku (江〜姫たちの戦国〜) is a 2011 …
Gō: Hime-tachi no Sengoku (江〜姫たちの戦国〜) is a 2011 Japanese historical drama television series and the 50th taiga drama of NHK. It is written by Kumiko Tabuchi, based on her own novel of the same name, and stars Juri Ueno in the title role, with Miyazawa Rie and Mizukawa Asami as the sisters of Gō.
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2010
Forget Me Not
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MovieNov 27, 2010

Forget Me Not

The emotional story evolves in the backdrop of a small mining …
The emotional story evolves in the backdrop of a small mining town from the 1960s to the 1970s.
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Postcard
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MovieAug 27, 2010

Postcard

Toward the end of World War II, middle-aged soldier Keita is …
Toward the end of World War II, middle-aged soldier Keita is entrusted with a postcard from a comrade who is sure he will die in battle. After the war ends, Keita visits his comrade's wife Yuko and bears witness to the tragic life she has led. This year's Oscar entry from Japan finds SHINDO in top form and his 49th and reportedly last film as fresh and poignant as ever.
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The Secret World of Arrietty
MovieJul 17, 2010

The Secret World of Arrietty

The Clock family are four …
The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family's residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their teenage daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.
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My Darling Is a Foreigner
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MovieApr 10, 2010

My Darling Is a Foreigner

Set in the Tokyo area, an …
Set in the Tokyo area, an aspiring Japanese manga writer has a relationship with an American. They live together and they are happy but there is a problem with the relationship. The heroine must do something to heal the rift.
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2009
Castle Under Fiery Skies
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MovieSep 12, 2009

Castle Under Fiery Skies

An achievement-type of …
An achievement-type of story: a builder/carpenter/architect goes through trials and tribulations to construct an impressive castle for his employer, the major Japanese historical figure, Oda Nobunaga.
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2008
Then Summer Came
MovieJun 19, 2008

Then Summer Came

Usually when it is time for the son to marry both he and his …
Usually when it is time for the son to marry both he and his father are considered mature. Yet, that is not always so. Tamio and his father need to both become more mature, grow up and deal with their lives and each other. There is an arranged marriage, but the question soon becomes whether it is a catalyst for happiness. No matter what, all concerned will be different once all is settled and decisions are made.
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2007
Welcome to the Quiet Room
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MovieOct 20, 2007

Welcome to the Quiet Room

Asuka Sakura wakes up in …
Asuka Sakura wakes up in the mental asylums quiet room, with no recollection of how she got there.
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Into the Faraway Sky
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MovieAug 18, 2007

Into the Faraway Sky

Grade schooler Ryonosuke (Kamiki Ryonosuke) has just moved …
Grade schooler Ryonosuke (Kamiki Ryonosuke) has just moved to a small town with his father (Miura Tomokazu), a government official overseeing the area's unpopular airport construction ...
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Kitokito!
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MovieMar 1, 2007

Kitokito!

Coming of age story about a boy and his mother.
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2006
Sukoshi wa, ongaeshi dekitakana
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MovieMar 22, 2006

Sukoshi wa, ongaeshi dekitakana

Kazunori Kitahara, a young …
Kazunori Kitahara, a young man that is diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma in his second year of high school. Kazunori decides his best legacy would be to pass the university entrance exam.
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2004
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
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Nomination2004

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "Like Asura".
Japan Academy Prize
2003
Like Asura
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MovieSep 4, 2003

Like Asura

The ups and downs of the Takezawa family after one of …
The ups and downs of the Takezawa family after one of the four daughters found out that their father had been in an unknown love affair.
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Owl
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MovieJun 22, 2003

Owl

Taking up the argument of 'Onibaba' (1964), the …
Taking up the argument of 'Onibaba' (1964), the nonagenarian Director Kaneto Shindo places the action in the eighties: a mother and her daughter are mired in the deepest misery, eating only pine roots. To get out of poverty both shall exercise at home as geisha, but at the same time they will poison men who go parading around to take their money. The mechanism used is always the same: as a gift to the victim, they offered a glass of sake that, once ingested, makes them foam at the mouth uttering animal howls and dying in convulsions.
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2002
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Nomination2002

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "Go".
Japan Academy Prize
2001
Go
MovieOct 20, 2001

Go

Sugihara, born in Japan but with North Korean parents, falls in …
Sugihara, born in Japan but with North Korean parents, falls in love with a Japanese girl after changing from a North Korean school to a Japanese school. His boxer dad teaches him boxing - skills used a lot.
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2000
Shiki-Jitsu
MovieDec 7, 2000

Shiki-Jitsu

A disillusioned filmmaker has an encounter with a young girl …
A disillusioned filmmaker has an encounter with a young girl who has a ritual of repeating "Tomorrow is my birthday" everyday. He tries to communicate with her through his video camera
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Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
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Award2000

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Won award for "Poppoya".
Japan Academy Prize
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
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Nomination2000

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "Poppoya".
Japan Academy Prize
Nomination2000

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "The Black House".
Japan Academy Prize
1999
Poppoya
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MovieJun 5, 1999

Poppoya

A solitary middle-aged station manager is haunted by …
A solitary middle-aged station manager is haunted by troubling memories of his past when he learns the line his station is on will be decommissioned for lack of profitability. He is visited by a young woman, who mysteriously appears to cheer him up.
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Will to Live
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MovieJan 15, 1999

Will to Live

A modern adaptation of Narayamabushi-ko, The …
A modern adaptation of Narayamabushi-ko, The Ballad of Narayama.
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Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
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Nomination1999

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "Gakko III".
Japan Academy Prize
1998
Gakko III
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MovieOct 17, 1998

Gakko III

Gakko III: The New Voyage is 1998 drama film, written by …
Gakko III: The New Voyage is 1998 drama film, written by Yoshitaka Asama, Hisako Tsurushima and Yoji Yamada and directed by Yoji Yamada.
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1996
Gonin 2
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MovieJun 29, 1996

Gonin 2

Thrown together by chance during the robbery of a jewelry store …
Thrown together by chance during the robbery of a jewelry store by a Yakuza gang, five women take advantage of the situation to make off with the heist's loot, while a man hunts the same gang for the rape and subsequent suicide of his wife.
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1995
Kita no kuni kara '95 himitsu
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MovieJun 9, 1995

Kita no kuni kara '95 himitsu

Kita no kuni kara '95 himitsu released.
1993
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
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Nomination1993

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "Original Sin".
Japan Academy Prize
1992
Original Sin
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MovieOct 10, 1992

Original Sin

The story about an extramarital affair between the wife of an …
The story about an extramarital affair between the wife of an estate agent and a 22 year old man.
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1989
Imalu
ChildSeptember 1989

Imalu

Imalu was born as Imalu Sugimoto. She is an actress, known for …
Imalu was born as Imalu Sugimoto. She is an actress, known for Ranwei bîto (2011), Riaru kurôzu (2009) and A-Studio (2009).
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1988
Sanma Akashiya
Marriage1988

Sanma Akashiya

Sanma Akashiya (明石家 さんま Akashiya Sanma, born July …
Sanma Akashiya (明石家 さんま Akashiya Sanma, born July 1, 1955 in Kushimoto, Wakayama) is a Japanese comedian, TV presenter, radio personality and actor most commonly known as Sanma-san. His real name is Takafumi Sugimoto (杉本 髙文 Sugimoto Takafumi). His talent agency is Yoshimoto Kogyo and his shishô (master) back when he studied rakugo is Shōfukutei Matsunosuke.
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1987
Nomination1987

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "Beyond the Shining Sea".
Japan Academy Prize
1986
Beyond the Shining Sea
MovieJul 12, 1986

Beyond the Shining Sea

Beyond the Shining Sea is a …
Beyond the Shining Sea is a 1986 drama romance film, written by Nobuko Takagi and Tsutomu Tamura and directed by Toshiya Fujita.
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1985
Kiken na onnatachi
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MovieMay 25, 1985

Kiken na onnatachi

Kiken na onnatachi released.
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
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Nomination1985

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "Mahjong hōrōki".
Japan Academy Prize
1984
Mahjong hōrōki
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MovieOct 10, 1984

Mahjong hōrōki

Mahjong hōrōki (麻雀放浪記) is a 1984 Japanese film directed …
Mahjong hōrōki (麻雀放浪記) is a 1984 Japanese film directed by Makoto Wada.
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1983
Children of Nagasaki
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MovieOct 18, 1983

Children of Nagasaki

In Nagasaki, Japan, on 09 August 1945, at 11:02 AM, 80.000 …
In Nagasaki, Japan, on 09 August 1945, at 11:02 AM, 80.000 dead and thousand of persons wounded or contaminated by radiation were victims of one of the most hideous crimes of the mankind history. This low-budget movie is a dramatization of this deplorable event, based on the report of one of the survivors of the 'day after' of Nagasaki.
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1982
Seiji Hattori
MarriageAugust 1982

Seiji Hattori

Seiji Hattori was a film director.
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Chichigoroshi no houshu
MovieApr 24, 1982

Chichigoroshi no houshu

Chichigoroshi no houshu released.
1981
Haha taru koto wa jigoku no gotoku
MovieJul 8, 1981

Haha taru koto wa jigoku no gotoku

Haha taru koto wa jigoku no gotoku released.
Kazunomiya sama otome
MovieJan 3, 1981

Kazunomiya sama otome

Kazunomiya sama otome released.
1980
Twelve Months
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MovieMar 15, 1980

Twelve Months

Anya, an orphaned girl, lives with a cruel old woman and her …
Anya, an orphaned girl, lives with a cruel old woman and her daughter in their small house by the woods. On New Year's Eve, the queen announces that she wants galanthus brought to her on New Year's Day; she will reward him or her who can bring her the flowers with a basketful of gold coins. The old woman and her daughter hear this news and send Anya during a terrible snowstorm into the woods to collect the flowers. Anya has no option but to obey and is sure that she will die in her attempt to find the flowers, a mission that seems impossible; In the woods, Anya meets the Spirits of the Twelve Months and in reward for her kindness and good nature, the Spirit of April proposes helping the girl by presenting her with one hour of spring during which she can pick the flowers and return home safely. When this is done, the Spirit of January makes the girl promise that she will never tell anyone about this encounter, and the Spirit of April gives her one more gift, a magic ring that will summon the spirits' help should she ever be in trouble. Upon returning home, Anya is thanked by the queen for bringing her the flowers, but the young queen, who is no more than another orphaned girl of Anya's age, insists on knowing where the flowers came from. Anya then struggles between keeping her promise to the spirits or holding on to her own life.
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Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
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Nomination1980

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "Oh! The Nomugi Pass".
Japan Academy Prize
1979
My Son! My Son!
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MovieSep 15, 1979

My Son! My Son!

Parents campaign to change the law for families who have …
Parents campaign to change the law for families who have suffered from violent crime, after their son is murdered.
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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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Nomination1979

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "Seishoku no ishibumi".
Japan Academy Prize
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
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Award1979

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Won award for "The Incident".
Japan Academy Prize
Award1979

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Won award for "Seishoku no ishibumi".
Japan Academy Prize
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
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Nomination1979

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "The Incident".
Japan Academy Prize
1978
The Demon
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MovieOct 7, 1978

The Demon

When Sokichi stops providing his long-time lover Kikuyo …
When Sokichi stops providing his long-time lover Kikuyo enough money to pay for the care of their three young children, Kikuyo leaves the children with Sokichi - and his very surprised and angry wife Oume disappears.
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The Incident
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MovieJun 3, 1978

The Incident

The body of Sakai Hatsuko, a woman of 23 who has been …
The body of Sakai Hatsuko, a woman of 23 who has been slain with a knife, has been found in a forest. Some days later, Ueda Hiroshi, a 19-year-old shipyard worker, is arrested and charged ...
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Nomination1978

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "The Gate of Youth Part 2".
Japan Academy Prize
1977
The Mouse and His Child
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MovieNov 18, 1977

The Mouse and His Child

Adaptation of Russell …
Adaptation of Russell Hoban's novel about two mechanical toy mice, and their quest to become "self-winding".
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1975
The Gate of Youth
MovieFeb 15, 1975

The Gate of Youth

Mainly the story of Shinsuke and his stepmother, ranging from …
Mainly the story of Shinsuke and his stepmother, ranging from Shinsuke's infanthood to his mid-teens. Coal workers and the mines dominate nearly every aspect of the life of the characters. Shinsuke's father dies while bravely using dynamite to rescue a group of trapped Korean miners. Several older men attempt to help he and his mother cope, including a kind Korean and a Harley-riding yakuza.
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1957
Shinobu Otake
BirthJuly 1957

Shinobu Otake

Shinobu Otake was born.
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