Self-Access Centre - Japanese - Films


Kar Wai Wong , , 2004
He was a writer. He thought he wrote about the future but it really was the past. In his novel, a mysterious train left for 2046 every once in a while...
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  • 129

Ai no korîda

Arte , , 1976
Based on a true story set in pre-war Japan, a man and one of his servants begin a torrid affair. Their desire becomes a sexual obsession so strong that to intensify their ardor...
  • French subtitles
  • 109


Yasujirô Ozu , , 1949
Noriko is 27 years old and still living with her widowed father. Everybody tries to talk her into marrying, but Noriko wants to stay taking care of her father.
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  • 108

Batoru rowaiaru

Kinji Fukasaku , , 2000
In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.
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  • 114

Batoru rowaiaru II: Chinkonka

Kenta Fukasaku , , 2003
Three years after the failure of the last BR program, a second act is forged and a class of students are sent to an island with one objective: kill international terrorist Shuya Nanahara.
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  • 134


Takeshi Kitano , , 2000
A Japanese gangster is exiled to Los Angeles where his brother lives with a small but respectable multi-racial gang, who he inspires to expand their influence.
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  • 114

Chakushin ari

Takashi Miike , , 2003
People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths.
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  • 112

Chi bi (Red Cliff )

John Woo , , 2008
The first chapter of a two-part story centered on a battle fought in China's Three Kingdoms period (220-280 A.D.).
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  • 150

Chinjeolhan geumjassi

Chan-wook Park , , 2005
After thirteen and half years in prison for kidnapping and murdering the boy Park Won-mo, Geum-ja Lee is released and tries to fix her life...
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  • 112

Desu nôto (Death Note)

Shusuke Kaneko , , 2006
A battle between the world's 2 greatest minds begins when Light Yagami finds the Death Note, a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to rid the world of criminals.
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  • 126

Fisshu sutôrî

Yoshihiro Nakamura , , 2009
In the year 2012 a comet approaches earth, threatening to end civilization when it impacts. On the streets of Japan, a single music store remains open, its proprietor insisting to his customers that the world is not coming to an end.
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  • 112

Gedo senki (Tales from Earthsea)

Goro Miyazaki , , 2006
Something bizarre has come over the land. The kingdom is deteriorating. People are beginning to act strange... What's even more strange is that people are beginning to see dragons, which shouldn't enter the world of humans. Due to all these bizarre events, Ged, a wandering wizard, is investigating the cause. During his journey, he meets Prince Arren, a young distraught teenage boy.
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  • 115


Nagisa Oshima , , 1999
Set during Japan's Shogun era, this film looks at life in a samurai compound where young warriors are trained in swordfighting...
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  • 104

Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu

Takashi Miike , , 2003
A yakuza enforcer is ordered to secretly drive his beloved colleague to be assassinated. But when the colleague unceremoniously disappears en route, the trip that follows is a twisted, surreal and horrifying experience.
  • English subtitles
  • 130


Takashi Ishii , , 1995
Five men plot to steal a large sum of money from the local yakuza, but everything does not go as planned and the men find themselves hunted down by contract killers.
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  • 110


Fumihiko Sori , , 2008
The blind masseur/swordsman comes to a town in control of warring gangs, and while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own agenda.
  • French subtitles
  • 120


Takashi Shimizu , , 2000
The film follows three characters on a tour of the remote Yunman province of China where they travel with a horse to deal with legal disputes in mountain villages...
  • English subtitles
  • 89


Akira Kurosawa , , 1980
A petty thief with an utter resemblance to a samurai warlord is hired as the lord's double. When the warlord later dies the thief is forced to take up arms in his place.
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  • 179

Kakushi ken oni no tsume

Yôji Yamada , , 2004
During the time of change of the mid-19th Century, Yaichiro is bid farewell by his fellow samurai friends...
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  • 132

Kokuhaku (Confessions)

Tetsuya Nakashima , , 2010
Takeda (Shun Sugata) is an honest police officer, father and husband, but after he's promoted to detective he quickly becomes embroiled in dirty back room dealings...
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  • 106

Kozure Ôkami: Oya no kokoro ko no kokoro

Buichi Saito , , 2010
Forth film in the Lone Wolf and Cub series. Ogami is hired to kill a tattooed female assassin. Gunbei Yagyu, an enemy samurai, happens upon Ogami's son, and sees his chance for revenge.
  • French subtitles
  • 81