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Michiyo Okusu is a Actor Japonaise born on 27 february 1946 at Tianjin (Chine)

Michiyo Okusu

Michiyo Okusu
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Nationality Japon
Birth 27 february 1946 (75 years) at Tianjin (Chine)

Michiyo Okusu (大楠 道代, Ōkusu Michiyo, born February 27, 1946) is a Chinese-born Japanese actress. She has been nominated for 4 Japanese Academy Awards, and won the 1981 Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role prize for her performance in Zigeunerweisen. She began her career as a film ingenue using the stage name Michiyo Yasuda, under which she scored major early successes with films such as A Fool's Love and numerous love stories and "samurai" period piece dramas.

Usually with

Akaji Maro
Akaji Maro
(5 films)
Yoshio Harada
Yoshio Harada
(4 films)
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Filmography of Michiyo Okusu (14 films)

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Someday (2011)
, 1h33
Directed by Junji Sakamoto
Genres Drama
Actors Yoshio Harada, Michiyo Okusu, Ittoku Kishibe, Koichi Sato, Takako Matsu, Eita
Roles Takako Kazamatsuri
Rating70% 3.5113.5113.5113.5113.511
Snowy Love Fall in Spring, 2h30
Directed by Isao Yukisada
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Actors Satoshi Tsumabuki, Yūko Takeuchi, Sōsuke Takaoka, Michiyo Okusu, Tomorowo Taguchi, Kenjirō Ishimaru
Rating66% 3.3394053.3394053.3394053.3394053.339405
Spring Snow starts in 1912, as Emperor Taisho begins his short reign and Japan's upper classes are mimicking the tastes and manners of Europe's aristocrats. Among them are two children, Kiyoaki Matsugae (Satoshi Tsumabuki) and Satoko Ayakura (Yuko Takeuchi).
Zatoichi (2003)
, 1h56
Directed by Takeshi Kitano
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Mafia films, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Samurai films, Yakuza films, Films about disabilities, La cécité, Gangster films
Actors Takeshi Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Michiyo Okusu, Takahito Iguchi, Daigoro Tachibana, Yūko Daike
Roles Tante O-Ume
Rating74% 3.748633.748633.748633.748633.74863
The film's plot follows a traditional theme, with Zatoichi (a blind swordsman) coming to the defense of townspeople caught up in a local Yakuza gang war and being forced to pay excessive amounts of protection money. Meanwhile, Zatoichi befriends a local farmer and her gambler nephew and eventually offers his assistance to two geisha siblings (one of whom is actually a man) who are seeking revenge for the murder of their parents. The siblings are the only survivors of a robbery and massacre that was carried out on their family estate ten years ago. They soon discover the people responsible for the murders are the same Yakuza wreaking havoc on the small town.
Face (2000)
, 2h3
Directed by Junji Sakamoto
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Horror, Crime
Actors Naomi Fujiyama, Michiyo Okusu, Etsushi Toyokawa, Riho Makise, Jun Kunimura, Nakamura Kanzaburō XVIII
Roles Ritsuko Nakagami
Rating67% 3.37923.37923.37923.37923.3792
Sullen and withdrawn 'ugly' elder sister Masako toils endlessly with mending chores in her widowed mother's dry cleaning shop, seething with hatred for her flashy younger sister Yukari, who visits only for free laundry service. When mother dies and Yukari persists in her abuse, Masako cracks and strangles her. She flees and takes a number of identities and odd jobs, meeting people as she goes. To her surprise Masako finds people in general to be kind and helpful (although she's sexually abused more than once) and she blossoms as a personality, even to the extent of becoming a popularly liked bar hostess like her murdered sister.
Yumeji (1991)
, 2h8
Directed by Seijun Suzuki
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Ghost films
Actors Kenji Sawada, Yoshio Harada, Kimiko Yo, Masumi Miyazaki, Bandō Tamasaburō V, Reona Hirota
Roles Landlady
Rating69% 3.4841153.4841153.4841153.4841153.484115
La vie de bohème de Yumeji Takehisa (1884-1934), peintre décadent et romanesque.
Shinran: Path to Purity, 2h20
Directed by Rentarō Mikuni
Origin Japon
Genres Drama
Actors Michiyo Okusu, Ako, Shigeru Izumiya, Akaji Maro, Mako Midori, Rentarō Mikuni
Roles Keishin, Shinran's wife
Rating62% 3.103413.103413.103413.103413.10341
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Kagero-za (1981)
, 2h19
Directed by Seijun Suzuki
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Ghost films
Actors Yūsaku Matsuda, Michiyo Okusu, Katsuo Nakamura, Yoshio Harada, Mariko Kaga, Ryūtarō Ōtomo
Roles Shinako
Rating68% 3.438213.438213.438213.438213.43821
Au début de l'ère Showa en 1926, les relations complexes entre le dramaturge Matsuzaki, la très belle Shinako, son client Tamawaki, et Ine, qui prétend être la femme de Tamawaki, mais dont il apprend qu'elle vient de mourir.
Zigeunerweisen, 2h25
Directed by Seijun Suzuki
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Romance
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Ghost films
Actors Yoshio Harada, Toshiya Fujita, Michiyo Okusu, Kirin Kiki, Akaji Maro
Roles Shuko Aochi
Rating69% 3.489483.489483.489483.489483.48948
Vacationing in a small seaside village, Aochi, a professor of German, runs into Nakasago, a former colleague turned nomad. Nakasago is being pursued by an angry mob for allegedly seducing and killing a fisherman's wife. Police intervene and Aochi vouches for his friend, preventing his arrest. The two catch up over dinner where they are entertained by and become smitten with the mourning geisha Koine. Six months later, Aochi visits his friend and is shocked to find he's settled down and is having a child with Sono, a woman who bears a remarkable resemblance to Koine. Nakasago plays him a recording of Zigeunerweisen and they discuss inaudible mumbling on the record. Nakasago suddenly takes to the road again with Koine, leaving Sono to birth their child alone. Both men enter affairs with the other's wife. Sono later dies of the flu and is replaced by Koine as a surrogate mother. Nakasago takes to the road yet again. Aochi learns of Nakasago's death in a landslide. Koine visits Aochi and requests the return of the Zigeunerweisen record but he is sure he never borrowed it.
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons, 1h29
Directed by Kenji Misumi
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Samurai films
Actors Tomisaburō Wakayama, Shingo Yamashiro, Michiyo Okusu, Eiji Okada, Taketoshi Naito, Hideji Ōtaki
Roles Shiranui
Rating75% 3.7948253.7948253.7948253.7948253.794825
Ogami is tested by five messengers, each who try to kill him. After defeating all the messengers, Ogami learns he must kill a young girl who was raised as a boy and is intended to be the heir of a local daimyo, while the real heir, a little boy, is kept locked away. In addition to murdering the senile, old lord, his concubine and the girl, Ogami must stop a document revealing the deception from reaching the hands of his mortal enemy, Yagyū Retsudō. Meanwhile, Ogami Daigoro is again separated from his father and proves his courage and sense of honor as he refuses to admit the guilt of a woman pickpocket he became mixed up with.
Lefty Fencer, 1h16
Directed by Kimiyoshi Yasuda
Genres Action
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Samurai films, Films about disabilities
Actors Michiyo Okusu, Asao Koike, Saburo Date
Roles Lady Sazen O-kin (credited as Michiyo Yasuda)
Rating68% 3.408183.408183.408183.408183.40818
Many years ago ronin killed parents of the young girl named O-kin, and crippled her by cut off her right arm and gouged out her right eye. Nevertheless, this girl grew up and became a great swordswoman. Despite her mutilated body, she is unbeatable. Now, she lives in the small town and owns a very valuable and rare sword - The Drenched Swallow. O-kin protects from robbers and ronin a little girl and her grandfather. Local Daimyo collects swords and orders to samurai takes away all swords from its owners. A few samurai came to girl's home and kill her grandfather before were killed by O-kin. Now O-kin wants to take revenge. Together with another swordsman and simultaneously heavy sake drinker, O-kin protects the child.
Zatoichi's Pilgrimage, 1h22
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Samurai films, Yakuza films, Films about disabilities, Gangster films
Actors Shintarō Katsu, Michiyo Okusu, Isao Yamagata, Kunie Tanaka, Hisashi Igawa, Saburo Date
Roles Kichi
Rating71% 3.588413.588413.588413.588413.58841
Seeking to atone for his violent past, Zatoichi (Katsu) embarks on a pilgrimage to visit the 88 shrines on Shikoku. On the road, a man (Igawa) attacks Zatoichi but is killed by him. Zatoichi follows the man's horse back to his home.