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Kaoru Kobayashi is a Actor Japonais born on 4 september 1951 at Kyoto (Japon)

Kaoru Kobayashi

Kaoru Kobayashi
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Nationality Japon
Birth 4 september 1951 (68 years) at Kyoto (Japon)

Kaoru Kobayashi (小林 薫, Kobayashi Kaoru, born on September 4, 1951) is a Japanese actor born in Kyoto. He won the award for best actor at the 30th Yokohama Film Festival and the award for best supporting actor at the 8th Yokohama Film Festival for Sorobanzuku.

Best films

Princess Mononoke (1997)

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Filmography of Kaoru Kobayashi (26 films)

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The Miracles of the Namiya General Store, 2h9
Directed by Ryūichi Hiroki
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy
Actors Machiko Ono, Riko Narumi, Mugi Kadowaki, Masato Hagiwara, Kaoru Kobayashi, Kazuko Yoshiyuki
Roles Takeo Matsuoka
Rating67% 3.3944253.3944253.3944253.3944253.394425
En 2012, Atsuya (Ryōsuke Yamada ) et ses deux copains, pendant une virée, pénètrent dans un vieille boutique et décident d'y rester jusqu'au matin. Durant la nuit, Atsuya trouve une lettre dans la boîte aux lettres adressée au magasin Namiya et envoyée par une personne soucieuse de connaître les problèmes de la boutique. Cette lettre a cependant été écrite il y a 32 ans et la boîte aux lettres est en fait reliée à l'année 1980. Atsuya et ses amis décident d'écrire une réponse et de placer leur lettre dans la boîte aux lettres.
Kiseki: Sobito of That Day, 1h51
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Musical
Actors Tori Matsuzaka, Shiori Kutsuna, Masaki Suda, Kaoru Kobayashi, Yumi Aso, Yuna Taira
Roles Seiichi Morita
Rating65% 3.250593.250593.250593.250593.25059
Jin (Tori Matsuzaka) est le producteur du groupe GreeeeN et son jeune frère Hide en est le leader. Leur chanson Kiseki sort dans leur 7e single et connait un succès énorme. Hide et les trois autres membres ont alors tous d'autres métiers, l'un est même dentiste.
Climbing to Spring, 1h56
Directed by Daisaku Kimura
Genres Drama
Actors Kenichi Matsuyama, Yu Aoi, Sōsuke Ikematsu, Sakura Andō, Renji Ishibashi, Isao Natsuyagi
Roles Isao Nagamine
Rating62% 3.101273.101273.101273.101273.10127
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.
The Great Passage, 2h13
Directed by Yūya Ishii
Origin Japon
Genres Drama
Actors Ryūhei Matsuda, Aoi Miyazaki, Joe Odagiri, Chizuru Ikewaki, Gō Katō, Shingo Tsurumi
Roles Kohei Araki
Rating71% 3.5941553.5941553.5941553.5941553.594155
Mitsuya Majime (Ryuhei Matsuda) is an unsuccessful salesman. But his love of reading and dedication, as well as a post-graduate degree in linguistics, catches the eyes of Masashi Nishioka (Joe Odagiri) and Kouhei Araki (Kaoru Kobayashi), dictionary editors who are seeking a replacement for Araki himself, as his wife is sick and he would like to spend more time by her bedside.
Kamui (2009)
, 2h
Directed by Yoichi Sai
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films
Actors Kenichi Matsuyama, Koyuki Katō, Kaoru Kobayashi, Koichi Sato, Hideaki Itō, Suzuka Ōgo
Roles Hanbei
Rating57% 2.856552.856552.856552.856552.85655
The young Kamui is a runaway ninja who has abandoned his clan, now constantly pursued by assassins. His travels bring him to a seashore village where he meets Hanbei, a fisherman who shares the former ninja's sense of honor. Though Hanbei's wife is wary of the stranger, the fisherman and Kamui become good friends. Life at the seaside seems idyllic but Kamui does not get to enjoy the peace for very long when his past life is catching up on him, and everything and everyone is not as it seems. Now he must draw upon his shadowy arts if he hopes to escape with his life.
Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad, 2h22
Directed by Jōji Matsuoka
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Romantic comedy
Actors Joe Odagiri, Ken Takakura, Kirin Kiki, Takako Matsu, Akira Emoto, Kaoru Kobayashi
Roles Oton
Rating74% 3.736593.736593.736593.736593.73659
A young man who has inherited the irresponsible character of his father must care for his cancer-stricken mother when she moves in with him in Tokyo. Her wise and responsible nature causes him to reorganize his life.
Tales from Earthsea, 1h55
Directed by Gorō Miyazaki
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons, Witches in film, Political films, Children's films
Actors Bunta Sugawara, Junichi Okada, Aoi Teshima, Yūko Tanaka, Teruyuki Kagawa, Jun Fubuki
Roles The Kinght (voice)
Rating64% 3.2021553.2021553.2021553.2021553.202155
A war galley is caught in a storm at sea. The ship's weatherworker is distressed to realize he has lost the power to control the wind and waves, but is more so when he sees two dragons fighting above the clouds, during which one is killed by the other—an unprecedented and impossible occurrence.
The Blossoming of Etsuko Kamiya, 1h51
Directed by Kazuo Kuroki
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Political films, Films based on plays
Actors Tomoyo Harada, Masatoshi Nagase, Kaoru Kobayashi
Roles Yasutada Kamiya
Rating72% 3.6257053.6257053.6257053.6257053.625705
In Kagoshima, in the final days of World War II, an offer of marriage comes to Etsuko Kamiya, who lives with her brother and his wife. The offer comes from Nagayo, but Etsuko is attracted to his friend, Akashi.
Quill:  The Life of a Guide Dog, 1h40
Directed by Yoichi Sai
Genres Drama
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about dogs
Actors Kaoru Kobayashi, Teruyuki Kagawa, Shinobu Terajima, Keiko Toda, Kippei Shiina, Kenji Mizuhashi
Roles Mitsuru Watanabe
Rating71% 3.5947253.5947253.5947253.5947253.594725
One day in Tokyo, a yellow Labrador Retriever puppy is born among a litter of five. This puppy is unique, wherein he has a bird-shaped mark on his left side. Following a simple communication test, he is selected to become a guide dog; hence his first parting. After being picked up by dog trainer Satoru Tawada, the puppy is flown to Kyoto to live with Isamu and Mitsuko Nii - a married couple who are "puppy walkers", people who raise guide dogs for a year. There, the couple name him "Quill", after discovering the word in an English-Japanese dictionary. As soon as Quill reaches the age of one, he is handed back to Tawada to undergo guide dog training; this becomes his second parting. At first, Quill has difficulty learning the basic skills, but one day, while tending to another dog, Tawada notices that Quill is excellent in waiting - an important trait in a guide dog.
Coquille (1999)
, 1h35
Directed by Shun Nakahara
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Kaoru Kobayashi, Jun Fubuki
Roles Tatsuya Urayama
Rating72% 3.6043.6043.6043.6043.604
30 ans après avoir été diplômés, un homme et une femme se rencontrent à nouveau dans une réunion d'anciens élèves. Ils ne sont plus jeunes, mais au moment où elle le voit, les souvenirs de son premier amour renaissent. Son amour pour lui n'a jamais disparu bien qu'elle se soit mariée à un autre homme et ait porté son enfant. Elle a gardé une coquille blanche que le garçon lui avait donné et une phrase d'un poème de Jean Cocteau. Elle obtient le divorce et revient à sa ville natale où elle ouvre un snack appelé "Coquille". Sans qu'ils le sachent, les évènements vont prendre une tournure inattendue.
Secret (1999)

Directed by Yōjirō Takita
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Actors Ryōko Hirosue, Kaoru Kobayashi, Kayoko Kishimoto, Yuriko Ishida, Hideaki Itō, Tomoe Shinohara
Roles Heisuke Sugita
Rating67% 3.3922353.3922353.3922353.3922353.392235
Heisuke Sugita (杉田 平介, Sugita Heisuke), a humble 39-year-old man, enjoys the smaller pleasures in life. He is devastated when his wife and daughter are involved in a bus accident. Naoko Sugita (杉田 直子 Sugita Naoko), his wife, dies and his 11-year-old daughter Monami Sugita (杉田 藻奈美 Sugita Monami) is badly injured. Monami makes a miraculous recovery—albeit, with one small twist—her personality and memories are that of her mother Naoko's, rather than her own. Both Heisuke and Naoko conclude that her spirit is possessing Monami's body. Unable to explain what has happened, they decide to keep the matter a secret while Naoko lives as Monami from then on.
Secret (1999)
, 1h59
Directed by Yōjirō Takita
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Ryōko Hirosue, Kaoru Kobayashi, Kayoko Kishimoto, Yuriko Ishida, Hideaki Itō, Tomoe Shinohara
Roles Heisuke Sugita
Rating63% 3.1906753.1906753.1906753.1906753.190675
Naoko Sugita et Heisuke Sugita forment un couple modèle, uni depuis plusieurs années par un amour solide et profond. Ensemble, ils ont une fille de 16 ans, Monami. Sensible à la crise que traverse sa fille, Naoko décide de partir quelques jours en tête-à-tête avec elle. Mais sur le trajet, au détour d’un virage, leur voiture quitte la route enneigée. Aussitôt appelé au chevet de sa famille, Heisuke doit affronter l’indicible, sa femme et sa fille ont toutes deux sombré dans un profond coma. Naoko ne reprend conscience que quelques instants, le temps de serrer une dernière fois la main de sa fille. Au moment même où celle-ci ouvre enfin les yeux, Naoko s’éteint. Déchiré entre la douleur d’avoir perdu sa femme et la joie de retrouver sa fille, Heisuke s’aperçoit que l’esprit de sa femme semble s’être glissé dans le corps de sa fille.