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, 90m

Sei no kigen

aka Libido.

, 89m
Hadaka no shima

A family of four are the sole inhabitants of a small island, where they struggle each day to irrigate their crops.

, 94m

Ichimai no hagaki

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.

, , 114m
Ishiuchi jinjô kôtô shôgakkô: Hana wa chiredomo

The 95-year-old director shot the film in his hometown of Ishiuchi, Hiroshima. The story is based on a teacher he had when he was a child.

, 118m

A mother and daughter living alone in a small village in deep Japan manage to get out of poverty seducing men, who offer their sexual services and then poisoned with a drink similar to sake.

, , 119m
Sanmon yakusha

The film is a series of vignettes from Taiji Tonoyama's life and film clips, interspersed with a dialogue to camera by Nobuko Otowa, addressing the camera as if she is addressing Tonoyama himself, recollecting events in his life. The film focuses on Tonoyama's alcohol dependence and his various sexual relationships, as well as his film work with Shindo.

, , 126m

A modern adaptation of Narayamabushi-ko, The Ballad of Narayama.

, 119m
Gogo no Yuigon-jo

Yoko is a famous actress who goes to a mountain chalet for a few days rest. There, she learns a secret from her companion Toyoko.

, 110m

Bokuto kidan

A story of Japanese writer Kafu Nagai (1879-1959), a man about sixty with a huge reputation of seducer who falls madly in love for a young geisha named Oyuki. Meticulous and smartly dressed, Nagai patiently wrote in his diary his thoughts during many years. A melancholy reflection on the passage of time and a brilliant interpretive exercise.

, , 116m

A documentary about the lives of actors in the Sakura-tai theatrical troupe, which had arrived in the island of Hiroshima to begin preparations for the staging of a play just before the atomic bombing.

, 113m

Black Board tells the story of middle school bullying taken to the point of homicide in this 1986 classic.

, , 110m

Hokusai manga

The famous woodblock artist Hokusai (1760-1849), a widower in need of a steady income, lives with his daughter Oei in the house of his friend Bakin.

, , 119m


The men who surround and torment the young protagonist (demanding teacher, owner of the company that rapes his own daughter, despotic and uncompromising father) are opposed to women (victims of men) as embodiment of salvation.

, 116m
Chikuzan hitori tabi

A 1977 Japanese biographical film directed by Kaneto Shindo based on the life of shamisen player Takahashi Chikuzan.

, 119m

Aru eiga-kantoku no shogai

A documentary film on the life and works of director Kenji Mizoguchi.

, 150m

Waga michi

Based on a true story, an elderly woman resiliently spends nine months attempting to retrieve her husband's dead body, fighting government bureaucracy and indifference all along the way.

, 130m


Adaptation of Natsume Soseki's classic novel in a modern setting.

, , 90m


The story tells of the adoration of Sasuke for his mistress, the blind Shamisen teacher Shunkin, who treats him imperiously and subjects him to cruel beatings.

, , 112m


When her husband leaves her for a younger woman, a woman plots revenge against him.

, 91m

Hadaka no jûkyû-sai

Michio Yamada, a recent school graduate, is sent to Tokyo to work as a fruit-packer in a department store as part of a government programme. He takes a gun from a house on an American base and uses it to kill several people. The scene changes to Yamada's childhood. Yamada is born the child of a reprobate and a weak-willed woman. As a boy Yamada, experiences poverty and the rape of his sister at first hand.

, 120m


Otowa is a former Seto Inland Sea island farmer who has moved to the mainland in order to find work, but instead ends up dead.

, 103m
Yabu no naka no kuroneko
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Two women are raped and killed by samurai soldiers. Soon they reappear as vengeful ghosts who seduce and brutally murder the passing samurai.

, 99m


A morally-suspect and self-serving retainer rashly baits her high-ranking employer, a regional governor, with a salacious story of a former acquaintance and catastrophe ensues.

, 119m


A divorced woman enters a marriage arranged by her mother in exchange for money to save the life of her seriously ill son.

, 100m

Daigo Fukuryu-Maru

The story of a Japanese fishing boat whose crew were accidental victims of fallout from the Bikini hydrogen bomb tests.

, 115m

Umi no yarodomo

A scrap iron carrier arrived at Tokyo bay. The ship swarmed with the stevedores, the souvenir seller and the hookers. The crews of ship were oppressed by arrogant captain and his officers. The crews caused an uprising. A manager of stevedore ordered his employee leader to suppress an uprising...

, 86m


A group of five rookie insurance salespersons, driven to desperation by the impossibility of their work in Japan's failing postwar economy, form a plan to rob a cash delivery truck in order to provide for their families.

, 127m


Postwar Tokyo. Pin (Jukichi Uno) and Toku (Taiji Tonoyama) live in the squatter area of Kappanuma. Pin and Toku are avid gamblers. They take in Tsuru (Nobuko Otowa), a slightly demented woman who has run away from a geisha house.

, 111m


Ginko, a poor cobbler's daughter, becomes a geisha to support her family. She passes from one geisha house to the next, trying to find love and hope in the process. No matter how hard she tries, she just can't escape her sad fate.

, , 131m

Onna no issho

Based on "Une vie" by Guy de Maupassant

, , 136m

Genbaku no ko

Post war Hiroshima: It's been four years since the last time she visited her hometown. Takako faces the after effects of the A-bomb when she travels around the city to call on old friends.

, , 97m

Aisai monogatari

Story of a Beloved Wife is an autobiographical work based on Shindo's first marriage. Jūkichi Uno stars as a struggling screenwriter, and Nobuko Otowa stars as the wife who supports him through his early struggles.

, , 97m

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