, 1h50 Directed byHirokazu Kore-Eda OriginJapon GenresDrama, Thriller ActorsMakiko Esumi, Tadanobu Asano, Takashi Naitō, Akira Emoto, Naomi Watanabe, Mutsuko Sakura Roles Detective Rating75% Yumiko (Esumi) and Ikuo (Asano) are a young Osaka couple who have a new baby. One day Ikuo is walking along the tracks and is hit by a train. It seems like he may have done this deliberately yet there is no apparent motive. A few years pass. Yumiko agrees to an arranged marriage with a widower, Tamio (Naitō), and she and Yuichi (her son, now played by Gohki Kashima) move to Tamio's house in a rustic village on the Sea of Japan coast, shot on location in Wajima, on the Noto Peninsula (the actual location where the film was shot is Uniumachi about 5 km west from Wajima along the coast, map location: 37.400260N, 136.
, 2h Directed byKihachi Okamoto GenresDrama, Comedy ThemesHeist films ActorsTanie Kitabayashi, Ken Ogata, Kumi Mizuno, Kirin Kiki, Ittoku Kishibe, Minori Terada Rating70% Three recently released criminals decide to kidnap an 82-year-old woman, Toshiko Yanagawa (Tanie Kitabayashi), the wealthiest woman in the Osaka prefecture. They stake out her mansion, observing her for two months. During that time, Toji occasionally leaves the mansion to go on mountain hikes with her chambermaid Kimi. It is on one of those hikes that the three kidnappers make their move. Toji calmly negotiates with the kidnappers to let Kimi go.