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SHOWING 26 FILMS FROM JAPAN
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MR LONG

Following an assignment gone wrong in Tokyo, professional Taiwanese hitman Mr. Long (Chang Chen) finds himself stranded without a passport in a run-down Japanese village. So naturally Long does what any cold-hearted killer would do in his situation: befriend the locals and open a wildly popular noodle cart. Moving artfully between scenes of slickly choreographed violence and charming, whimsical drama, Japanese director SABU’s latest is a refreshing twist on the gangster genre, offering a surprisingly tender and heartwarming fable of redemption. |Read More
Drama, Comedy
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ODAYAKA

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Nobuteru Uchida
  • Country: Japan
The Great East Japan Earthquake has just struck, the waters of the ensuing tsunami finally rolling back into the sea. In the comparative safety of Tokyo, two wives and a child living in the same apartment building have nothing to do but wait for their husbands’ return. Nobuteru Uchida finds a striking emotional core to the shock of March 11, 2011, crafting a tender and intelligent narrative on the internal effects of an unspeakable national tragedy. |Read More
Drama
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PREMONITION

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Country: Japan
This Japanese horror film was created by a director of one of the influential original Ring films. This time the malevolent maguffin is not vicious videotape, but a mysterious newspaper that predicts deaths, beginning with the daughter of the story's protagonist. Premonition is based on a popular Japanese manga (comic book). |Read More
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QUILL

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Country: Japan
This feature follows a golden retriever's service-filled odyssey from birth to working guide dog. Quill is assigned to Mr. Watanabe, who initially rebuffs being led by a canine. But the puppy shines in repeated tests of diligence and concentration, and eventually wins over his master the same as he charms us. Sai directs his leading mutt impressively, creating a heartfelt tale of companionship. In Japanese with English subtitles (Ages 7+) |Read More
Drama
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RECOLLECTIONS

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 13 minutes
  • Directed By: Nathanael Carton
  • Country: Japan
In Yamamoto, Japan, eighteen months after the Tohoku disaster, survivors left with nothing hold onto their existence through pictures found and restored from the tsunami debris. |Read More
Drama, Documentary

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