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SHOWING 26 FILMS FROM JAPAN
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STILL WALKING

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 114 minutes
  • Country: Japan
Years of tension kept barely below the surface threaten to run over when two middle-aged children visit their elderly parents on the 15th anniversary of their older brother's accidental death. Patient, real-time pacing and a delightfully muted wit from the curmudgeonly old-timers highlight acclaimed director Kore-eda's (Nobody Knows) domestic drama. |Read More
Drama

TETSUO THE BULLET MAN

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 71 minutes
  • Directed By: Shinya Tsukamoto
  • Country: Japan
More than 20 years after he used 16mm to prove himself worthy of a cult following with Tetsuo, The Iron Man, Shinya Tsukamoto is back with another frenetic, hyperbolic experience (this time in English). This slick, modernized third installation of the Tetsuo series—shown here in the final director's cut for the first time—continues to challenge ideas of man and machine… and the trouble that ensues when the two become one. |Read More
Action, Science Fiction

UNDERWATER LOVE

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Directed By: Shinji Imaoka
  • Country: Germany, Japan
A spectacle of songs and sex that is at once zany and erotic, Underwater Love puts an unforgettable new spin on the Japanese tradition of softcore "pink" films. Asuka has an easy life with her doting fiancé—but everything's about to change when she discovers her childhood friend has been reborn as a folkloric water sprite, and she decides to take him home…. With music by Stereo Total and cinematography by frequent Wong Kar-wai DP Christopher Doyle. |Read More
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ZATOICHI

  • Release Year: 2003
  • Runtime: 110 minutes
  • Country: Japan
A stunning revival of one of the iconic characters of Japanese popular culture -- Zatoichi, the blind masseur sworn to defend the innocent. Violent showdowns ensue when Zatoichi wanders into a town run by sinister gangs and a powerful samurai. In Japanese auteur Kitano's first period film, stylistically choreographed swordplay mixes with a multi-layered story, creating a powerful, wild romp. |Read More

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