Tag: JAPAN

September 15, 2018 / Foreign
September 13, 2018 / Foreign
September 13, 2018 / Foreign

A small-time criminal and bar master comes across a girl handcuffed to a telephone pole. He takes her home and helps her get back on her feet before dropping her off in the city. He is later surprised to find her inside his home when he returns one night. At the same time, a dictionary company employee  is trying to launder 1.5 billion yen that he stole from a company president, which is unusable due to the serial numbers being recorded. The three characters are brought together by coincidence, and begin an enterprise to turn the 1.5 billion into money they can use.

WATCH MOVIE Misuta, Misesu, Misu Ronri (1980) AKA Mister, Misses, Miss Lonely

September 10, 2018 / Foreign

In this Japanese drama, a young woman begins murdering all those responsible for her ailing father’s condition. First she torches her parents’ villa, and then slaughters all her lascivious mother’s lovers. Because the girl is so outwardly sweet and innocent, the detective looking into the deaths does not suspect her. Unbeknownst to him, the girl plans on turning herself in, but not before she kills one more person–her real father.

WATCH MOVIE Goben no tsubaki (1964) AKA The Scarlet Camellia

September 10, 2018 / Foreign
September 9, 2018 / Foreign

Every Monday at 6 pm a young woman is murdered in the subway. The psychiatrist Setsuko Suma is called in to assist the police. The trail leads to another psychiatrist – Dr Rei Aku – who Setsuko used to date. As she get closer to the solution, she gets more and more convinced that Aku’s deprogramming of former sect members is important.

WATCH MOVIE Enjeru dasuto (1994) AKA Angel Dust

August 26, 2018 / Foreign
August 18, 2018 / Foreign

Two brothers, Jinta and Wataru, are raised in a travelling circus. After an accident, Jinta decides to leave the circus and travels the countryside working as a con-man. After a run-in with a local gang of yakuza, he is invited to join their ranks, where he makes the mistake of falling for a boss’s mistress. Wataru stays with the circus and works hard to regain its former glory.

WATCH MOVIE Nijisseiki Shônen Dokuhon (1989) AKA Circus Boys