, 1h59 Directed byKang Je-gyu OriginCoree du sud GenresDrama, War, Action, Historical ThemesSports films, Athletics films, Political films ActorsJang Dong-gun, Joe Odagiri, Fàn Bīngbīng (范冰冰), Kim In-kwon, Do Ji-han, Lee Yeon-hee Roles Tatsuo's Father Rating77% The year is 1928 in Gyeong-seong (modern-day Seoul), Korea. Young Kim Jun-shik (Shin Sang-yeob), his father (Chun Ho-jin) and sister Eun-soo (Jo Min-ah) work on the farm of the Hasegawa family (Sano Shiro, Nakamura Kumi) in Japanese-occupied Korea. Both Jun-shik and young Hasegawa Tatsuo (Sung Yoo-bin) are interested in running; by the time they are teenagers (Do Ji-han, Kobayashi Yukichi), they have become fierce competitors. Tatsuo's grandfather (Natsuyagi Isao) is killed in a bomb attack by a Korean freedom fighter, and subsequently a Korean runner, Sohn Kee-chung (Yoon Hee-won), wins a marathon race against Japanese competitors, further inflaming Korean-Japanese tensions.
, 2h22 Directed byYukihiko Tsutsumi OriginJapon GenresDrama, Science fiction, Action, Adventure ActorsToshiaki Karasawa, Arata Iura, Takako Tokiwa, Yoriko Dōguchi, Teruyuki Kagawa, Takashi Ukaji Roles Mâ-bô Rating66% En 1969, Kenji et sa bande de copains passent leurs vacances d’été à rêver de l’exposition universelle d’Osaka et à s’inventer un scénario catastrophe de fin du monde dans leur cahier des prédictions. À cette époque, Kenji voulait devenir une rock star et sauver l’humanité. En 1997, Kenji aide sa mère dans la supérette de quartier tout en jouant la baby-sitter pour sa nièce Kanna. Ses rêves de gamin resurgissent lorsque la police le questionne sur une mystérieuse organisation dont le symbole serait identique à celui inventé dans le cahier des prédictions de sa jeunesse. Tous les indices mènent à une mystérieuse secte dont le chef se fait appeler Ami.
, 1h24 GenresDrama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action ActorsMami Yamasaki, Shirō Sano, Masato Hagiwara Rating58% Doctor Koichiro Kiba's wife Sayoko takes a new job at the secret LIS Research Institute, but soon "collapses during the meeting, probably heart failure", and dies, or so we believe. It turns out that her personality was recorded and then put into another woman, Misono, a student who now has two personalities that take turns operating the body. She also develops super-human fighting skills as a "Persona."
, 1h58 Directed byYoshiro Nakamura (中村義洋) GenresDrama, Comedy ActorsYūko Takeuchi, Hiroshi Abe, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Tetsuji Tamayama, Igawa Haruka, Shirō Sano Rating59% A top notch seven-member team of doctors and nurses known as “Team Batista” are Tojo University Hospital’s pride and joy. The medical team performs a prominent heart surgery known as the Batista Operation which has a normal 60% success rate, but the team has consecutively pulled off twenty six successful surgeries. However, the streak is broken after a string of three procedures end in their patients' deaths. Consequently, an internal investigation is launched with hospital therapist Kohei Taguchi in charge of uncovering the truth behind the incidents. When Taguchi is unable to find any definitive information, the deaths are labeled as unexplainable accidents. The evaluation is subsequently dismissed by Keisuke Shiratori, an investigator with the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, who re-launches the investigation on the basis that the deaths were actually murders.
, 1h55 Directed byAlexandre Sokourov OriginRussie GenresDrama, Biography, Historical ThemesSeafaring films, Transport films, Political films ActorsIssei Ogata, Kaori Momoi, Shirō Sano Roles The chamberlain Rating73% Towards the conclusion of the Second World War, Japan nears defeat as Emperor Hirohito (Issey Ogata) reminisces on the past while being held up in a bunker underneath his Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Hirohito reflects on the foundation of the conflict while attempting to dictate peace terms. Later, U.S. military commander General Douglas MacArthur (Robert Dawson) is sent to bring him through the ruins of Tokyo for a meeting regarding the occupation of the victorious Allied leaders. The two very different men strangely bond after sharing dinner and cigars, after which Hirohito retreats to his personal quarters. Following his admission of personal failures, Hirohito attempts to rebuild his war-ravaged country as a fully developed constitutional nation while his own future remains in doubt, as either the Emperor of Japan or a war criminal.
, 1h40 GenresComedy, Action, Horror ThemesMedical-themed films, Sports films, Mermaids in film, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films ActorsSonim, Shirō Sano Roles Yamaji Rating56% Shishioh, a popular and successful professional wrestler, builds a large mansion for his wife Asami and their kids. During the housewarming party, Ichijo, an angry competitor, causes a riot that destroys the house. Asami is hospitalized, where she contracts a rare virus that slowly transforms her into a mermaid. Desperate for money to finance his new house and find a cure for Asami, Shishioh agrees to a reality TV show in which he wrestles several competitors in a haunted house. His opponents turn out to be homicidal killers and include a zombie among them. Eventually, Shishioh learns that the television producer infected Asami with an experimental virus in order to get him to compete.
, 1h47 Directed byTakashi Miike GenresThriller, Crime ActorsKenichi Endō, Masatō Ibu, Renji Ishibashi, Hiroshi Mikami, Shirō Sano, Ryoko Yonekura Roles Lt. Ando Rating71% Three unidentified men hold a group of people hostage in a hospital after doing a smaller crime. Inspector Ishida and Captain Tohno handle the negotiations while one of their colleagues, Lt. Ado, tries to find the reason why the men decided to take the hospital hostage. At first, Lt. Ado tries to think of the possibilities for this crime using the clever aid of Ishida, but he only reaches the solution to the puzzle later on and by himself. Relevant information is revealed to the audience through flashbacks and through discoveries made by the police. Several connections are made as the story develops. When the negotiations are finished, most things seem to be fine until they lose track of the criminals. Then, the story unveils with a different perspective, its roots in feelings of love and vengeance.
Directed byTakashi Miike OriginJapon GenresDrama, Comedy ActorsShō Aikawa, Shirō Sano, Shigeru Muroi, Akaji Maro, Nao Ōmori Roles Kuwata Rating68% "Shangri-La" follows the lives of a group of homeless people in Japan who run into a man who nearly commits suicide and decide to help him out of his financial troubles. Using their various ingenious resources they embark on a complex scheme to blackmail a crooked businessman, whose bankruptcy claim has put people out of work. It's a fun romp as these seemingly homeless people manage to outsmart the very people who cast them from society.