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Kazuko Yoshiyuki is a Actor Japonaise born on 9 august 1935 at Tokyo (Japon)

Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Kazuko Yoshiyuki
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Nationality Japon
Birth 9 august 1935 (85 years) at Tokyo (Japon)

Kazuko Yoshiyuki (born 9 August 1935) is a Japanese film actress and essayist.


Early life
Kazuko was born in Tokyo as a first daughter of Eisuke Yoshiyuki, a writer, and Aguri. She has an older brother, Junnosuke Yoshiyuki, a novelist, and a sister, Rie Yoshiyuki, a poet.

A lifelong sufferer of asthma since she was two years old, she was frequently taken as a child to Okayama, where her grandparents lived, for a change of air. She graduated from Joshigakuen Girls High school in Tokyo in 1954.

She started her career as an actress with theatre troupe Gekidan Mingei in 1955, appearing in the role of Sophie in Junji Kinoshita's A Japanese Called Otto in 1966. Her major breakthrough on the stage came when she played Anne Frank in "The Diary of a Young Girl" in 1977.

She made her debut on the screen in 1955 and has appeared in more than 60 films since then. She won Best Supporting Actress award in 1959 Mainichi Film Award, then won Best Actress in 1978 Japan Academy Prize for her role in the film Empire of Passion.

She has also appeared in more than a hundred different Japanese television dramas.

Best films

Departures (2008)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Kazuko Yoshiyuki (23 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 Hideyo Tamura
Rating67% 3.3947453.3947453.3947453.3947453.394745
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.
Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura, 2h9
Directed by Takashi Yamazaki
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Masato Sakai, Sakura Andō, Mitsuki Takahata, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Min Tanaka, Tamao Nakamura
Roles Yuko Seto
Rating67% 3.3964653.3964653.3964653.3964653.396465
Masakazu Isshiki (Masato Sakai) est un mystérieux écrivain qui vit avec sa femme Akiko (Mitsuki Takahata ), beaucoup plus jeune que lui, à Kamakura. Ils résolvent les affaires bizarres et inexpliquées qui se déroulent autour d'eux.
When Marnie Was There, 1h43
Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Hailee Steinfeld, Kasumi Arimura, Kiernan Shipka, Sara Takatsuki, Nanako Matsushima, Ava Acres
Roles Nanny (voice)
Rating77% 3.852493.852493.852493.852493.85249
Anna Sasaki is a 12-year-old girl who lives in Sapporo with foster parents, Yoriko and her husband. One day at school she collapses from an asthma attack, so her parents send her to spend the summer with Setsu and Kiyomasa Oiwa, relatives of Yoriko, in Kushiro, a rural, seaside town where the air is clear.
The Little House, 2h16
Directed by Yōji Yamada
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Takako Matsu, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Chieko Baishō, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Yui Natsukawa
Rating72% 3.6377253.6377253.6377253.6377253.637725
The film is set in the 1930s and 1940s in Japan. It is narrated from the memoirs of Taki Nunomiya as an old woman. In 1930, she left Yamagata for Tokyo as an indentured servant to work as a housemaid.
Tokyo Family, 2h26
Directed by Yōji Yamada
Origin Japon
Genres Drama
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Masahiko Nishimura, Yu Aoi, Tomoko Nakajima, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Yui Natsukawa
Roles Tomiko Hirayama
Rating74% 3.743363.743363.743363.743363.74336
The film is set in Tokyo.
Cyborg She
Cyborg She (2008)
, 2h
Directed by Kwak Jae-yong
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Romance, Comic science fiction
Themes Time travel films, Comedy science fiction films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Haruka Ayase, Naoto Takenaka, Kenichi Endō, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Masatō Ibu, Megumi Sato
Roles Jiro's grandma
Rating68% 3.449773.449773.449773.449773.44977
Jiro est un étudiant en sciences qui n’a jamais eu de petites amies. Il a pris l’habitude de fêter ses anniversaires seul en s’offrant lui-même un cadeau et en déjeunant toujours dans le même restaurant. Mais pour cette année cette habitude ne sera pas respectée car un cyborg aux traits féminins venant du futur vient passer son anniversaire avec lui, avant de repartir quelques heures plus tard. L’année suivante, le cyborg revient cette fois pour lui sauver la vie.
Departures (2008)
, 2h11
Directed by Yōjirō Takita
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films
Actors Masahiro Motoki, Ryōko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kimiko Yo, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Tōru Minegishi
Roles Tsuyako Yamashita
Rating80% 4.048264.048264.048264.048264.04826
Daigo Kobayashi (Masahiro Motoki) loses his job as a cellist when his orchestra is disbanded. He and his wife Mika (Ryōko Hirosue) move from Tokyo to his hometown in Yamagata, where they live in his childhood home that was left to him when his mother died two years earlier. It is fronted by a coffee shop that Daigo's father had operated before he ran off with a waitress when Daigo was six; since then the two have had no contact. Daigo feels hatred towards his father and guilt for not taking better care of his mother. He still keeps a "letter-stone"—a stone which is said to convey meaning through its texture—which his father had given him many years before.
Ponyo (2008)
, 1h40
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Mermaids in film, Political films, Children's films
Actors Tomoko Yamaguchis, Yūki Amami, George Tokoro, Rumi Hiiragi, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Tomoko Naraoka
Roles Toki (voice)
Rating76% 3.849883.849883.849883.849883.84988
Brunhilde is a fish-girl who lives with her father Fujimoto, a once-human wizard/scientist who now lives underwater, along with her numerous smaller sisters. One day, while she and her siblings are on an outing with their father in his four-flippered submarine, Brunhilde sneaks off and floats away on the back of a jellyfish. After an encounter with a fishing trawler (the net of which is scraping the trash-strewn bottom of the harbor), she ends up stuck in a glass jar. She drifts to the shore of a small fishing town and is found and rescued by a small boy named Sōsuke. Shattering the jar open with a nearby rock, Sōsuke cuts his finger in the process. Brunhilde licks his wound when he picks her up and the wound heals almost instantly, much to his surprise. After taking a great liking to her, and thinking her merely a goldfish, Sōsuke renames her Ponyo and promises to protect her forever. Meanwhile, a distraught Fujimoto searches frantically for his taken daughter. Because of his own bad memories of the human world, he believes that Sōsuke has kidnapped her and is in great danger, he calls his wave spirits to recover her. After the wave spirits retrieve Ponyo from Sōsuke, he is heartbroken. He goes home with his mother, Lisa, who tries to cheer him up, to no avail.
Glory to the Filmmaker!
Directed by Takeshi Kitano
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Takeshi Kitano, Susumu Terajima, Yuki Uchida, Tōru Emori, Anne Suzuki, Ren Osugi
Rating64% 3.2467153.2467153.2467153.2467153.246715
Kitano plays a hapless film director in search of a commercial hit, while suffering failure after failure as he tries out different genres.
Wool 100%
Wool 100% (2006)
, 1h40
Directed by Mai Tominaga (富永まい)
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Actors Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Kyōko Kishida, Eiko Koike
Roles Kame
Rating64% 3.2385153.2385153.2385153.2385153.238515
Elderly sisters Ume (Kyōko Kishida) and Kame (Kazuko Yoshiyuki) spend their days dumpster diving in order to find various "treasures" that they haul back to their house, which is full of the various objects that they've collected over the years. One day they discover a skein of red yarn, which prompts the appearance of Aminaoshi (Ayu Kitaura), a strange young girl that uses the yarn to repeatedly knit and then unravel a red sweater. They try to get her to leave, only for her to refuse and try to damage things in the house. The two sisters let her stay, but her presence brings back memories of a door-to-door junk dealer that they had both become infatuated with before he left to fight in World War II. He never returned, but Ume and Kame kept hope that he would return and collected various bits of trash in preparation for when he comes back. Through Aminaoshi, the two sisters eventually come to terms with the fact that the junk dealer will not return.
Premonition, 1h35
Directed by Norio Tsuruta
Origin Japon
Genres Horror
Actors Hiroshi Mikami, Noriko Sakai, Maki Horikita, Kei Yamamoto, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Tarō Suwa
Roles Satoko Mikoshiba
Rating61% 3.099483.099483.099483.099483.09948
High school teacher Hideki Satomi (Hiroshi Mikami), his wife, Ayaka (Noriko Sakai) who works as a psychology teacher, and their five-year-old daughter, Nana (Hana Inoue) are driving home to Tokyo after a vacation. While on a country road, Hideki stops to upload a file on a phonebooth. Inside, he sees a newspaper scrap showing his daughter being involved in a car crash, dated just a minute later at 8:00 PM. As Ayaka steps outside to get Hideki's help on Nana's jammed seatbelt, a truck smashes through their car, killing Nana. A distraught Hideki tries to find the newspaper scrap when the media comes while Ayaka tearfully tries to stop him.