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Rinko Kikuchi is a Actor and Executive Producer Japonaise born on 6 january 1981 at Hadano City (Japon)

Rinko Kikuchi

Rinko Kikuchi
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Birth name Yuriko Kikuchi
Nationality Japon
Birth 6 january 1981 (43 years) at Hadano City (Japon)
Awards Guggenheim Fellowship

Rinko Kikuchi (菊地 凛子, Kikuchi Rinko), born Yuriko Kikuchi (菊地 百合子, Kikuchi Yuriko) January 6, 1981 in Hadano, Kanagawa is a Japanese film actress. She is the first Japanese actress to be nominated for an Academy Award in 50 years, for her work in Babel (2006). Kikuchi's other notable films include Norwegian Wood (2010), which screened in competition at the 67th Venice Film Festival and Guillermo del Toro's science fiction action film Pacific Rim (2013). For her role in the drama film Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014), Kikuchi received an Indepedent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead.


Kikuchi married Shōta Sometani on December 31, 2014.

Best films

Pacific Rim (2013)
Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)
Babel (2006)

Usually with

David Zellner
David Zellner
(1 films)
Mamoru Oshii
Mamoru Oshii
(3 films)
Isabel Coixet
Isabel Coixet
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Rinko Kikuchi (22 films)

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Pacific Rim: Uprising, 1h51
Directed by Steven S. DeKnight
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, Films set in the future, Giant monster films, Disaster films
Actors John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Jing Tian
Roles Mako Mori
Rating56% 2.8097252.8097252.8097252.8097252.809725
Dix ans après la fermeture de la brèche, le monde se reconstruit et vit désormais en paix sans les Kaijûs. Jake, fils du célèbre Marshall Stacker Pentecost (mort en héros), vit de vols et de troc tout en fuyant le passé familial. Il va faire la connaissance de la jeune Amara Namani, qui a fabriqué son propre Jaeger (les robots géants qui ont permis d'affronter les monstres). Ils sont tous deux arrêtés pour vol de matériel de Jaeger et construction illégale de Jaeger, et afin d'éviter la prison, sont obligés d'accepter d'être embarqués sur une base militaire en Chine où Jake retrouve son ancien copilote de jaeger, Nate Lambert, afin de former les nouvelles recrues pilotes, qu'Amara rejoint. Sur place, tout le monde est en effervescence car les Jaegers sont sur le point d'être rendus obsolètes par le vote d'un programme de drones produits par Shao Corporation et développés par Liwen Shao et le Dr Newton Geiszler. Jake retrouve par ailleurs sa demi-sœur, Mako Mori, devenue Secrétaire Générale du Pan Pacific Defense Corps. Mais alors que le sommet pour le vote est sur le point de commencer à Sydney (QG du PPDC), un Jaeger illégal débarque et attaque la ville, tuant Mako Mori.
Endless Night, 1h22
Directed by Isabel Coixet
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Adventure
Actors Juliette Binoche, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Rinko Kikuchi, Gabriel Byrne, Matt Salinger
Roles Allaka
Rating60% 3.0486553.0486553.0486553.0486553.048655
Joséphine Peary, femme d'un explorateur du pôle Nord, Robert Peary, décide de partir à sa rencontre, malgré les dangers et les conditions extrêmes, assisté par un autre explorateur, Bran Trevor. Elle s'aperçoit qu'une autre femme, Allaka, attend aussi le retour de son époux. Elle va apprendre à survivre à ses côtés.
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, 1h44
Directed by David Zellner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube, Mayuko Kawakita, David Zellner
Roles Kumiko
Rating65% 3.2993653.2993653.2993653.2993653.299365
Kumiko is a twenty-nine year old office lady who lives in utter solitude in Tokyo. She works a dreadful, dead-end job under a boss she hates, is intimidated by her well-off peers, and nagged by her overbearing mother to find a man and get married. The only joys in her life come from her pet rabbit, Bunzo, and a VHS copy of the film Fargo, which she found in a secluded cave on the shore. Convinced the film is based on a true story, Kumiko obsesses over a scene in which a character played by Steve Buscemi buries a satchel of ransom money along a snowy highway and begins taking notes while watching the worn-out tape. Kumiko even attempts to steal an atlas from a library, only to be caught by the security guard, who pities her and allows her to take the page on Minnesota.
47 Ronin
47 Ronin (2013)
, 1h58
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Samurai films
Actors Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Kō Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano, Min Tanaka
Roles Witch
Rating61% 3.099743.099743.099743.099743.09974
In late medieval Japan, Kai (Keanu Reeves) is a half-Japanese, half-English outcast who lives in the Akō Domain, which is ruled by the benevolent Lord Asano Naganori. When Kai was young, Asano found him lost in the forest and accepted him into his household. Kai and Asano's daughter, Mika, eventually fall in love despite Kai being scorned by her father's samurai due to his lowborn status and mixed ancestry.
Pacific Rim, 2h12
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes La fin du monde, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Giant monster films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Clifton Collins, Jr., Robert Kazinsky
Roles Mako Mori
Rating68% 3.4498853.4498853.4498853.4498853.449885
In 2013, Earth's coastal cities come under attack from Kaijus, colossal beasts that periodically emerge from a dimensional portal on the Pacific Ocean floor called "The Breach." To fight them, the Pacific Rim nations build the Jaegers, equally colossal humanoid war machines. Each Jaeger is controlled by two or more pilots whose brains are linked, called "drifting" to share the heavy mental load of operating the machine. The Jaegers are initially effective, but many are destroyed as the Kaijus grow more powerful and their attacks become more frequent. In 2025, the participating governments deem the Jaeger program unsustainable and discontinue it in favor of building defensive coastal walls. The four remaining Jaegers are redeployed to Hong Kong to protect the coast until the walls are completed. Jaeger commander Stacker Pentecost resolves to make a last-ditch attempt to end the Kaiju threat by destroying The Breach with a nuclear weapon, even though past nuclear strikes on the portal have been unsuccessful.
At River's Edge, 1h43
Directed by Tetsuo Shinohara
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Samurai films
Actors Rinko Kikuchi, Tatsuya Fuji, Ryo Katsuji, Chieko Matsubara, Machiko Ono, Takashi Sasano
Roles Tazu
Rating68% 3.4150953.4150953.4150953.4150953.415095
Le samouraï Sakunosuke Inui reçoit l'ordre du chambellan de son clan de tuer un autre samouraï, Sakuma Morie, le mari de sa propre sœur. Mais celle-ci est décidée à protéger son mari coûte que coûte...
Norwegian Wood, 2h11
Directed by Trần Anh Hùng
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Kenichi Matsuyama, Rinko Kikuchi, Kiko Mizuhara, Tetsuji Tamayama, Kengo Kora, Reika Kirishima
Roles Naoko
Rating62% 3.149833.149833.149833.149833.14983
Toru Watanabe is a quiet and serious young man in 1960s Tokyo whose personal life is in tumult, having lost his best friend Kizuki after he inexplicably commits suicide. Seeking an escape, Toru enters a university in Tokyo. By chance, during a walk in a park, Toru meets Kizuki's ex-girlfriend Naoko, and they grow close. Naoko continues to be devastated by the loss of Kizuki and spirals into a deep depression.
Shanghai (2010)
, 1h45
Directed by Mikael Håfström
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors John Cusack, Gong Li, Chow Yun-fat, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, David Morse, Ken Watanabe
Roles Sumiko (uncredited)
Rating62% 3.148313.148313.148313.148313.14831
In December 1941, just before the USA's entry into World War II, an American agent from the Naval Intelligence Office (Cusack) arrives in Shanghai to find his friend Conner (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) was recently murdered. Determined to find out who killed Conner and why, he begins working at the Herald using the alias Paul Soames, a Nazi-sympathizer cover he used while stationed in Berlin. He meets Anthony Lan-Ting (Chow Yun-Fat) an influential crime lord and Captain Tanaka (Ken Watanabe) at the German embassy in Shanghai, during an invitation only event. He later befriends Anthony when he saves him during an attack on Japanese officers by the Chinese Resistance at a night club.
Map of the Sounds of Tokyo, 1h49
Directed by Isabel Coixet
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Rinko Kikuchi, Sergi López, Min Tanaka, Hideo Sakaki, Manabu Oshio
Roles Ryu
Rating59% 2.992162.992162.992162.992162.99216
The movie begins with Mr. Nagara, a wealthy CEO, complaining to his loyal assistant, Ishida, that he does not like the way he has to entertain the people he is signing a contract with. They eat sushi off of the naked bodies of women lying on the tables. Ishida receives a phone call and tells Mr. Nagara that his daughter has killed herself. Mr. Nagara blames Midori's boyfriend, David, a Spanish man who owns a wine shop in Tokyo. Mr. Nagara cannot abide the fact that David is alive and Midori is dead. Ishida says he will take care of it and hires a woman who works in a fish market, Ryu, to murder David.
Assault Girls, 1h25
Directed by Mamoru Oshii
Genres Science fiction, Action, Horror
Themes Films about computing, Cyberpunk films
Actors Meisa Kuroki, Rinko Kikuchi, Hinako Saeki, Yoshikatsu Fujiki
Roles Lucifer
Rating38% 1.9230351.9230351.9230351.9230351.923035
In the aftermath of global thermonuclear war, three battle tested women wage war in a virtual reality videogame against giant mutant sandwhales. All of them seek to kill "Madara Sunakujira" the game's end boss but find that despite their high levels, are unable to engage it alone as they wish, forcing them to form a party to defeat it together. "Gray," a sniper who travels flying in her own plane, "Lucifer," a black dress wearing girl who can turn into a giant crow and uses magic spells, "Colonel," a woman in burgundy armor who uses an FN FAL with M203, and "Jäger," a drifter who uses a powerful sniper rifle and relies on his luck (despite the Game Master telling him his luck stat is very low). The four defeat Madara, but unfortunately for Jäger, only the first person to turn in the quest gets the points, all the girls having flying transports while he's left on foot. In anger Jäger shoots them all down and declares himself a "player killer", and all of them engage in a fire fight.
The Brothers Bloom, 1h53
Directed by Rian Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Escroquerie
Actors Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi, Maximilian Schell, Robbie Coltrane
Roles Bang Bang
Rating66% 3.3494453.3494453.3494453.3494453.349445
The Brothers Bloom, orphaned at a young age, begin performing confidence tricks as young children; Stephen dreams up elaborate scenarios and his younger brother, Bloom, creates trust with the marks. Stephen creates his first con as a way of encouraging his brother to talk to girls.
Kill (2008)
, 1h22
Directed by Mamoru Oshii, Kenta Fukasaku
Genres Drama, Action
Actors Rinko Kikuchi, Yuma Ishigaki, Miki Mizuno
Roles (segment "ASSAULT GIRL 2")
Rating49% 2.497562.497562.497562.497562.49756
Four segments shot as if they are the climax of four action movies by four different directors.
The Sky Crawlers, 2h2
Directed by Mamoru Oshii
Genres Science fiction, War, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Ryō Kase, Chiaki Kuriyama, Troy Baker, Rinko Kikuchi, Doug Erholtz, Shōsuke Tanihara
Roles Suito Kusanagi (voice)
Rating66% 3.3497253.3497253.3497253.3497253.349725
The Sky Crawlers is set in an alternative history timeline where although the world is at peace, in order to ease the tension of a populace accustomed to war and aggression, private corporations contract fighter pilots to engage in actual combat operations against each other. The film introduces a mystery involving characters called Kildren (キルドレ, Kirudore , "kill-dolls") - humanoids genetically engineered in a way that enables to live eternally in adolescence.
Babel (2006)
, 2h23
Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu
Origin Mexique
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about disabilities, Le désert, Personne sourde ou muette, Sign-language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Adriana Barraza, Peter Wight, Rinko Kikuchi
Roles Chieko
Rating74% 3.748163.748163.748163.748163.74816
Babel focuses on four interrelated sets of situations and characters, and many events are revealed out of sequence. The following plot summary has been simplified and thus does not reflect the exact sequence of the events on screen.