A group of children use a cabin as the meeting place where they gather to sing. When the owner of the place has financial difficulties and thinks of selling it, the friends will devise a way to earn money: they will dye the surrounding sheep in different colors and try to sell the wool as if it were a natural product.
Two scheming ne’er-do-wells find a lost nuclear weapon in the ocean near Los Angeles. They decide to light-heartedly try to blackmail the city by asking for money from each citizen, which arouses the local authorities’ attention.
She is a “girl Spy” they say. Johnny and his friends are suspicious of the young Japanese girl, a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bomb, who is staying with his family. After Johnny gets to know the charming and kind Miyeko, he’s forced to confront his prejudices. But can he stand up to his friends, who still want to treat her like an enemy?
On April Fool’s Day, 1989, a man crossing the road between two garage sales was hit by a car and thrown into a state between life and death. Nine years later, his daughter uses her camera to try and understand both the absent moment and its lasting impact on her family, Russian immigrants marooned in Colorado.
Follows contemporary American poet James Dickey on a three week lecture tour. Reveals the actual thoughts and feelings of the poet through his conversations and poetry readings.
Set inside a “Quake” like video game, one of the game’s cannon-fodder grunts falls for the Lara Croft-inspired heroine and, in a constantly looping game level, tries time and again to catch her attention before she can “chain gun” him.
Yoshishige Yoshida’s first feature follows the lives of young students against a background of jazz, emptiness and boredom. The plot is fairly simple: a “good-for-nothing” from a poor background falls in love with the young secretary of his rich friend’s father. The woman senses good in him and tries to lead him on the right path.
Yoshishige Yoshida returned to feature filmmaking after a hiatus of thirteen years with this brave and moving film about the struggle to maintain dignity in the face of old age and approaching death. The Human Promise reaffirms Yoshida’s ability to deal with difficult and even taboo topics by exploring the question of euthanasia with a profound sensitivity and subtlety. The film’s unusually frank meditation on death is anchored by the restrained performances by its veteran actors.