In the Susukino red light district of Sapporo, a private detective (Yo Oizumi) drinks alcohol with his driver Takada (Ryuhei Matsuda) in his favorite bar. There he receives a phone call ... See full summary »
Having put down his sword and given up the will to fight, the masterless samurai Iemon lives in solitude while being haunted by his violent enigmatic past. Persuaded by a travelling priest ... See full summary »
Daisuke (Yusaku Matsuda) is supposed to be out looking for a respectable job and equally respectable wife. He is 30 years old and devotes his attention to music and literature; his family ... See full summary »
A vampire named Saya, who is part of covert government agency that hunts and destroys demons in a post-WWII Japan, is inserted in a military school to discover which one of her classmates is a demon in disguise.
A sendup of the stereo-typical Japanese family: dad is a salaryman jerk, unable to relate to anyone; mom is a hopeless housewife; the older son is a moderate academic success; but the ... See full summary »
How does free money affect people? That's the question director Yoshimitsu Morita proposes in this story. Maya (Koyuki) comes back to her hometown of Hakodate after several years in Tokyo. Her mother is in a coma in a high-tech hospital, so she plans to stay there for a while. She meets up with her classmates and gives them money to fulfill their dreams. That arouses suspicions and speculations. And for Maya, she finds giving money away won't always make the world a better place. Koyuki (The Last Samurai) gets deep into Maya's role. She turns off her glamor to portray Maya as a plain, slightly naive young woman. It's a pretty straightforward drama, but with a few directorial flourishes. Morita (The Family Game) makes use of several locations around Hakodate, too, giving it a peaceful, slightly detached feeling.
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