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Shinobu Ōtake is a Actor Japonaise born on 17 july 1957 at Shinagawa-ku (Japon)

Shinobu Ōtake

Shinobu Ōtake
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Nationality Japon
Birth 17 july 1957 (62 years) at Shinagawa-ku (Japon)

Shinobu Otake (大竹 しのぶ, Ōtake Shinobu, born 17 July 1957) is a Japanese actress. She has won three Japanese Academy Awards: the 2000 Best Actress award for Poppoya, and the 1979 awards for both Best Actress (Jiken) and Best Supporting Actress (Seishoku no ishibumi). She also won the award for best actress at the 12th Hochi Film Award for Eien no 1/2. At the 25th Moscow International Film Festival she won the award for Best Actress for her role in Owl. She has received a total of 12 nominations.

She was the favoured lead actress of director Kaneto Shindo after his previous lead actress, Nobuko Otowa, died in 1994, and featured in several of his films from A Last Note in 1995 to Postcard in 2011.

Otake has also acted on the stage.


Otake was born and grew up mostly in Tokyo. In 1982 she married Seiji Hattori, a Tokyo Broadcasting director who died in 1987. One year later, Otake married Akashiya Sanma, but got divorced in 1992. In the early 1990s Otake lived with playwright Hideki Noda.

Otake has two children, Nichika, a son by Hattori and Imaru, a daughter by Sanma. After her divorce she kept custody.

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Filmography of Shinobu Ōtake (23 films)

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Our Little Sister, 2h6
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho, Suzu Hirose, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Ryō Kase
Roles Miyako Sasaki
Rating74% 3.7497353.7497353.7497353.7497353.749735
Le film raconte l'histoire de trois sœurs d'une vingtaine d'années qui vivent ensemble à Kamakura et qui, après la mort de leur père, décident de renoncer à son héritage mais de recueillir leur demi-sœur âgée de 14 ans pour vivre avec elle dans la maison familiale. Le film étudie les relations qui se créent entre les trois soeurs ainées et la "petite soeur".
The Wind Rises, 2h6
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Adventure, Historical, Animation
Themes Feminist films, La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Peinture, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Children's films, Disaster films, Films about earthquakes
Actors Hideaki Anno, Jun Kunimura, Mirai Shida, Miori Takimoto, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Morio Kazama
Roles Mrs. Kurokawa
Rating77% 3.899763.899763.899763.899763.89976
In 1918, the young Jiro Horikoshi longs to become a pilot, but his nearsightedness prevents it. He reads about the famous Italian aircraft designer Giovanni Battista Caproni, and dreams about him that night. In the dream, Caproni tells him that building planes is better than flying them.
The Secret World of Arrietty, 1h35
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki, Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Origin Japon
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Mirai Shida, Ryūnosuke Kamiki, Shinobu Ōtake, Keiko Takeshita, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Tomokazu Miura
Roles Homily (ホミリー, Homirī): Arrietty's mother who has a liking for luxury. Homily was voiced by Olivia Colman in the United Kingdom dub and by Amy Poehler in the United States dub.
Rating75% 3.798863.798863.798863.798863.79886
A boy named Sho/Shawn tells the audience he still remembers the week in summer he spent at his mother's childhood home with his maternal great aunt, Sadako/Jessica, and the house maid, Haru/Hara. When Sho/Shawn arrives at the house on the first day, he sees a cat, Niya, trying to attack something in the bushes but it gives up after it is attacked by a crow. Sho/Shawn gets a glimpse of Arrietty, a young Borrower girl, returning to her home through an underground air vent.
Here Comes the Bride, My Mom!, 1h50
Directed by Mipo O
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Shinobu Ōtake, Aoi Miyazaki, Jun Kunimura
Roles Yoko Morii
Rating64% 3.2468253.2468253.2468253.2468253.246825
A single mother comes home to her single child and is accompanied by an unannounced, much younger man. Her daughter Tsukiko thinks in the first place her mother intends to pair her off with this stranger, but her mother wants the unemployed chef for herself. Tsukiko, who is unemployed herself, has it hard to somehow cope with this development.
Postcard (2010)
, 1h54
Directed by Kaneto Shindō
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Actors Etsushi Toyokawa, Shinobu Ōtake, Akira Emoto, Mitsuko Baishō, Ren Osugi, Maiko Kawakami
Roles Tomoko Morikawa
Rating70% 3.502243.502243.502243.502243.50224
Near the end of the Second World War, Sadazo Morikawa (Naomasa Musaka) is one of a group of 100 overaged conscripts for the Japanese navy assigned to cleaning duty. Once the cleaning duty has finished, the members are chosen by lottery for various duties. Sadazo is assigned to serve in the Philippines. He thinks he will not survive, and asks a comrade, Matsuyama (Etsushi Toyokawa) to return a postcard to his wife, Tomoko (Shinobu Otake), and tell her that he received it before he died.
Welcome to the Quiet Room
Directed by Suzuki Matsuo
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Yuki Uchida, Kankurō Kudō, Ryō, Yu Aoi, Hideaki Anno, Yūko Nakamura
Rating71% 3.58733.58733.58733.58733.5873
Une femme se réveille attachée sur un lit d’hôpital, sans savoir ce qu’elle fait là. On lui apprend qu’elle est internée en unité psychiatrique à la suite d’une tentative de suicide dont elle n’a aucun souvenir…
Owl (2003)
, 1h59
Directed by Kaneto Shindō
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Akira Emoto, Shinobu Ōtake, Ayumi Itō, Tomorowo Taguchi
Roles the mother
Rating65% 3.2816453.2816453.2816453.2816453.281645
Around 1980, two women, a mother and a daughter, the last occupants of a farming village called "Kibogaoka" for Japanese returnees from Manchuria, are slowly starving to death. As one of the women contemplates eating a lizard, the other suggests a better way to survive. They telephone a dam construction site and offer themselves as prostitutes. A worker comes to visit them, has sex with the mother, and then they give him their "special drink". This causes him to foam at the mouth, emit animal noises, and then die. They cart his body off and celebrate getting his money.
Go (2001)
, 2h2
Directed by Isao Yukisada
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Yōsuke Kubozuka, Kō Shibasaki, Shinobu Ōtake, Tarō Yamamoto, Asami Mizukawa, Ren Osugi
Roles Michiko (mother of Sugihara)
Rating74% 3.7446253.7446253.7446253.7446253.744625
Third-generation Korean, Sugihara, is a student at a Japanese high school after graduating from a North Korean junior high school in Japan. His father runs a back-alley shop that specializes in exchanging pachinko-earned goods for cash, which is stereotypically a “common” zainichi occupation. His father had long supported North Korea, but he obtained South Korean nationality to go sightseeing in Hawaii, which required a South Korean passport.
Ritual (2000)
, 2h8
Directed by Hideaki Anno
Origin Japon
Genres Drama
Actors Shunji Iwai, Ayako Fujitani, Jun Murakami, Shinobu Ōtake, Suzuki Matsuo, Megumi Hayashibara
Rating76% 3.8419453.8419453.8419453.8419453.841945
Les destins d'un réalisateur introverti et d'une fille paumée et quelque peu dérangée s'entrecroisent.
Railroad Man, 1h52
Directed by Yasuo Furuhata
Origin Japon
Genres Drama
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Ken Takakura, Shinobu Ōtake, Ryōko Hirosue, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Masanobu Ando, Tomoko Naraoka
Roles Shizue Satō
Rating72% 3.638623.638623.638623.638623.63862
A railway stationmaster at a dying end-of-the-line village in Hokkaido is haunted by memories of his dead wife and daughter. When the railroad line is scheduled to be closed, he is offered a job at a hotel, but he is emotionally unable to part with his career as a railroader. His life takes a turn when he meets a young woman with an interest in trains who resembles his daughter.
Will to Live, 1h59
Directed by Kaneto Shindō
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Rentarō Mikuni, Shinobu Ōtake, Akira Emoto, Hideko Yoshida, Masahiko Tsugawa (津川 雅彦)
Rating68% 3.447983.447983.447983.447983.44798
Yasukichi (Rentarō Mikuni) visits "Ubasuteyama", a mountain where, in the past, old people were left to die. He is a regular at a bar. While at the bar he defecates in his clothes. The bar owner (Naoko Otani) literally kicks him out of the bar. Lying on the pavement, he is run over by a man on a bicycle, who turns out to be a doctor. His daughter, Tokuko (Shinobu Otake), is awakened by a phone call from the hospital asking her to collect Yasukichi. She tries to decline, saying she has bipolar disorder and cannot look after her father, but eventually is forced to take him in. Yasukichi has stolen a book from the hospital about Obasuteyama and begins reading it to Tokuko. The story of Ubasuteyama is told on the screen, in a black and white film.
Gonin (1995)
, 1h49
Directed by Takashi Ishii
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Yakuza films, Heist films, Gangster films
Actors Takeshi Kitano, Koichi Sato, Naoto Takenaka, Masahiro Motoki, Jinpachi Nezu, Chiaki Kuriyama
Rating68% 3.4477053.4477053.4477053.4477053.447705
Cinq hommes, tous victimes du meme gang de yakuzas, decident de s'unir pour attaquer leur persecuteur. Mais les yakuzas ne l'entendent pas de cette oreille et engagent un redoutable tueur.