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Hisashi Igawa is a Actor Japonais born on 17 november 1936

Hisashi Igawa

Hisashi Igawa
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Nationality Japon
Birth 17 november 1936 (84 years)

Hisashi Igawa (井川比佐志 born 17 November 1936) is a Japanese actor who has appeared in such films as Akira Kurosawa's Dodesukaden, Ran and Madadayo. He starred in Abe Kōbō's production of The Man Who Turned Into A Stick, a surrealist play, in 1969.

Best films

Ran (1985)

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Filmography of Hisashi Igawa (52 films)

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Have a Song on Your Lips
Genres Drama
Actors Yui Aragaki, Fumino Kimura, Hikari Ishida, Tae Kimura, Hisashi Igawa, Ryohei Suzuki
Roles Toshio Nakamura
Rating65% 3.2956053.2956053.2956053.2956053.295605
Yuri Kashiwaga, a beautiful and talented pianist suddenly returns to her hometown in Goto Islands. She reliefs her friend Haruko, who is on maternity leave, as the advisor for the school chorus. The choir aims to take part in NCon, a choir contest organised by Japanese national broadcaster NHK. However, her arrival attracts many male members to the choir. This creates friction within the previously all-female choir.
Climbing to Spring, 1h56
Directed by Daisaku Kimura
Genres Drama
Actors Kenichi Matsuyama, Yu Aoi, Sōsuke Ikematsu, Sakura Andō, Renji Ishibashi, Isao Natsuyagi
Roles Bunji
Rating62% 3.1403453.1403453.1403453.1403453.140345
Tōru, a struggling securities trader in Tokyo, learns that his father Isao has died in a mountain rescue operation. He returns to his home town in the mountains of central Japan for the wake. He spontaneously decides to quit his prestigious job and take over the remote mountain hut that Isao operated during the summer season. Helping him are Ai, a young woman who's an excellent cook, and Goro, a somewhat mysterious friend of Isao's.
Villain (2010)

Directed by Lee Sang-il
Genres Drama
Actors Satoshi Tsumabuki, Eri Fukatsu, Akira Emoto, Masaki Okada, Kirin Kiki, Hikari Mitsushima
Roles Katsuji Shimizu
Rating68% 3.443123.443123.443123.443123.44312
Abandoned by his mother at an early age, Yuichi Shimizu (Satoshi Tsumabuki) is a young man who lives with and takes care of his grandparents in a decaying fishing village near Nagasaki. He works as a blue-collar day-labourer and leads a lonely life: his only real interest is his car.
Beauty Utsukushimono, 2h2
Genres Drama
Actors Kumiko Asō, Hisashi Igawa

Film is set in a small village of Ina (伊那) district, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, in the 1930s. Hanji, a young boy, sees the performance of a kabuki(歌舞伎) for the first time as a dedication event in the village. He is fascinated by the performance of Yukio, a character as young as Hanji, who dances as "Tenryu Koishibuki".
The Professor and His Beloved Equation, 1h57
Directed by Takashi Koizumi
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about education, Films about mathematics
Actors Akira Terao, Eri Fukatsu, Ruriko Asaoka, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Hisashi Igawa
Roles Housekeeper Agent
Rating72% 3.638883.638883.638883.638883.63888
L'Equation préférée du Professeur est d'abord un roman de Yoko Ogawa, publié en 2003 et adapté en 2006 au cinéma par Takashi Koizumi. L'histoire est centrée autours d'un mathématicien, le Professeur, dont le cerveau a été endommagé suite à un accident de voiture en 1975. Depuis lors, sa mémoire se réduit aux 80 minutes qui viennent de passer, sans qu'il puisse donc se remémorer quoi que ce soit avant l'accident qui l'a laissé invalide...sans pour autant que ses facultés de mathématicien s'en trouvent détériorées. Le film conte l'histoire du Professeur dans ses relations, parfois difficiles, avec sa nouvelle femme de ménage, Kyoko, et le fils de cette dernière bientôt surnommé Racine. Peu à peu, entre les 3, se tissent des liens, essentiellement basés sur les mathématiques, qui constituent la seule raison d'exister du Professeur.
Yamato (2005)
, 2h25
Directed by Jun'ya Satō
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Takashi Sorimachi, Nakamura Shidō II, Yu Aoi, Kenichi Matsuyama, Tatsuya Nakadai, Jyunichi Haruta
Roles The Chairman
Rating64% 3.2440953.2440953.2440953.2440953.244095
The film begins with footage from Asahi Shimbun's special expedition to the Yamato wreckage in 1999, then to a woman, Makiko Uchida, visiting the Yamato Museum in Kure, Hiroshima on 6 April 2005. She is looking for a boat to take her to the site where the Yamato sank, to honor the crew on the 60th anniversary of the ship's last battle. Katsumi Kamio, a survivor who is now a fisherman, agrees to take her after he discovers she was an adopted daughter of Petty Officer First Class Mamoru Uchida, a crewman and close friend who he thought went down with the ship.
Bullet Ballet, 1h27
Directed by Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Hisashi Igawa, Tatsuya Nakamura, Kyōka Suzuki, Masato Tsujioka, Tomorowo Taguchi
Roles Kudo
Rating69% 3.4960353.4960353.4960353.4960353.496035
Quelques jours après le suicide de sa compagne, Goda croise dans une ruelle Chisato, une fille qu'il avait rencontrée et sauvée peu de temps avant, alors qu'elle tentait de se jeter sous un train. Mais celle-ci, hurlant au viol, le publicitaire se retrouve face à face à Goto et sa bande. Agressé et volé, il est sommé par ces derniers de ramener tout son argent la prochaine fois. À bout de nerfs, Goda décide d'acheter une arme. Mais lors de la transaction, il ne remarque pas que l'arme en question n'est qu'un simple pistolet à eau. Il se résout alors de monter son propre revolver avec des pièces de métal. Il n'a plus qu'une obsession : tuer.
After the Rain, 1h31
Directed by Takashi Koizumi
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Samurai films
Actors Mieko Harada, Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Paul Bettany, Fumi Dan, Louise Lombard
Roles Kihei Ishiyama
Rating76% 3.8434553.8434553.8434553.8434553.843455
A group of travelers is stranded in a small country inn when the local river floods. As the bad weather continues, tensions rise amongst the travelers trapped at the inn. A traveling ronin (masterless samurai), Ihei Misawa takes it upon himself to cheer everyone up by arranging a splendid feast. Unfortunately he has no money and in order to pay for the feast he visits the local dojos and challenges the masters there for payment, termed in the film as prize fighting. Later, after breaking up a duel between two young retainers of the local clan he receives an offer of employment as a sword master from the local lord, Shigeaki. He has a tense interaction with the lord and his retainers, revealing his prowess at their expense.
Deep River
Deep River (1995)
, 2h10
Directed by Kei Kumai
Genres Drama
Actors Kumiko Akiyoshi, Eiji Okuda, Hisashi Igawa, Kyōko Kagawa, Toshiro Mifune, Kin Sugai
Roles Isobe
Rating69% 3.4803353.4803353.4803353.4803353.480335
Un groupe de touristes japonais tente d'oublier son passé et se retrouve en Inde. Basé sur le roman d'Endo Shusaku.
Hiroshima (1995)
, 3h10
Directed by Roger Spottiswoode, Koreyoshi Kurahara, Hideo Sekigawa
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Documentary
Themes Environmental films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films, Documentary films about environmental issues, Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Documentary films about nuclear technology, Documentary films about technology, Political films, Documentary films about World War II
Actors Eiji Okada, Kenneth Welsh, Ken Jenkins, Yumeji Tsukioka, Tatsuo Matsumura, Wesley Addy
Roles Foreign Minister Shigenori Tōgō
Rating78% 3.937623.937623.937623.937623.93762
The film opens in April 1945 with the death of Franklin Roosevelt and the succession of Harry Truman to the presidency. In Europe, the Germans are close to surrender, but in the Pacific the bloody battle for Okinawa is still underway and an invasion of the Japanese home islands is not foreseen until the autumn. American battle casualties have almost reached 900,000, with Japanese casualties at 1.1 million, and some 8 million Asian civilians have died in the war that began with Japan's invasion of Manchuria in 1931.
47 Ronin
47 Ronin (1994)
, 2h12
Directed by Kon Ichikawa
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Samurai films
Actors Ken Takakura, Kiichi Nakai, Rie Miyazawa, Kōji Ishizaka, Kōichi Iwaki, Ruriko Asaoka
Roles Okuda
Rating64% 3.2497253.2497253.2497253.2497253.249725
The story of the Forty-seven Ronin has been depicted in many ways, with each version focusing the emphasis on different parts of the story—the rivalry of Lords Asano and Kira, Asano's assault on Kira, Asano's sentence of seppuku immediately afterward, and the revenge attack 21 months later against Kira by the Forty-seven Loyal Retainers. Oishi Kuranosuke, Asano's chamberlain and the head of the 47 samurai, is often the primary character, and his actions are often held up as the epitome of bushido, the honor code of the samurai.
Madadayo (1993)
, 2h14
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Origin Japon
Genres Drama
Actors Kyōko Kagawa, Hisashi Igawa, Tatsuo Matsumura, George Tokoro, Akira Terao, Masayuki Yui
Roles Takayama
Rating73% 3.6501553.6501553.6501553.6501553.650155
The main story of the film is based on the life of a Japanese academic and author, Hyakken Uchida (1889–1971). The film opens with him resigning as professor of German, in the period immediately before the Second World War. The plot of the film is centered on his relationship with his former students, who care for him in his old age. The title, Not Yet in English, is an allusion to an ancient Japanese legend mentioned in one scene of the film, of an old man who refuses to die. This story is constantly referred to in the movie, as every year on the old man's birthday, his students throw him a party in which they all ask him, "Mada kai?" ("Are you ready?"). He responds by drinking a large ceremonial glass of beer and shouting "Mada dayo!" ("Not yet!"), implying that death may be near, but life still goes on. The movie also covers the events that transpire in between these birthdays, such as his moving into a new house, his discovery of (and loss of) a beloved house cat, etc. As the years progress, the annual celebrations shift from a fraternity party atmosphere to a gathering of families, and the ceremonial large glass of beer that Uchida drinks changes as well, but he always completes his full glass.