Tadanobu Asano

Vital

IMDb:
2004
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After a tragic car accident where his girlfriend Ryôko Ooyama (Nami Tsukamoto) died, Hiroshi Takagi (Tadanobu Asano) suffers amnesia with his memories completely blanked. When he sees a book about dissection, he decides to join the medical school with the support of his parents.


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Vengeance Can Wait

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2010
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In a row of wooden municipal houses in the countryside, Hidenori Yamane (Tadanobu Asano) & Nanase Ogawa (Minami) lives together under the same roof. The roommates co-exist in a tense & awkward state. Every night Hidenori hides in the attic and peeks through a hole into Nanase’s room, while thinking of the cruelest ways to inflict revenge. Meanwhile, Nanase, who wears outdated sweaters and glasses, refers to Hidenori as her “brother” (even though they are not related) and is aware he is peeking at her at night. They sleep on the same bunk bed but do not have sex. There was a case that happened 10 years ago and since that time Nanase awaits for the worst form of punishment. One day, a couple moves into their neighborhood and a delicate crack starts to emerge between their closed off relationship.


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Tokyo Zombie

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2005
min

After getting busted for goofing off at work, lovable morons Fujio (Tadanobu Asano) and Mitsuo (Sho Aikawa) are forced to murder their high-strung boss Ujimoto, whose abusive nature is threatening his wimpy employees’ well-being. Like everyone else in Tokyo with a body to stash, they take his rotting corpse to Black Fuji, a mountainous black mound of garbage the people of this sprawling city use to dispose of their undesirables. Though some use it to ditch unwanted household appliances and dirty magazines, most use it to hide the bodies the recently deceased.
Unfortunately, the toxic combination of solid waste and human flesh has reached its boiling point, causing the dead to rise from their shallow graves. It doesn’t take long for these Tokyo zombies to infest the country, sending our bumbling buddies on a road trip to Russia. Why Russia, you ask? Because Russia is manly, of course! Their extended holiday is abruptly interrupted by a band of flesh-eating shuffle-butts, and the duo soon find themselves in a gated community run by the rich and powered by the poor, where zombie tournament fights are held to alleviate the stress of these money-hungry moguls.


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The Taste of Tea

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2004
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The film is concerned with the lives of the Haruno family, who live in rural Tochigi Prefecture, the countryside north of Tokyo. Nobuo is a hypnotherapist. He teaches his son, Hajime, Go. Hajime becomes an excellent Go player, but he has a rough time with girls and puberty. Yoshiko refuses to be an average housewife, and works on animated film projects at home. She uses assistance from Grandfather Akira, an eccentric old man who is a former animator and occasional model. Eight-year-old Sachiko periodically sees a silent, giant-sized double of herself which mimics or benignly watches her. She contemplates ways to rid herself of it. Uncle Ayano is a sound engineer and record producer who comes to stay for a visit. He engages in inward reflection, seeks closure regarding an old relationship, and recounts a childhood experience- a tale which influences Sachiko and ties into later events.


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The Kiyosu Conference

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2013
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After the forced suicide of Nobunaga Oda at the Incident at Honno-ji, powerful figures Katsuie Shibata, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, Nagahide Niwa and Tsuneoki Ikeda meet to decide on a successor. The conference would become Japan‘s first group made political decision. The meeting was known as the Kiyosu Kaigi.


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The Face of Jizo

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2004
min

It begins with Mitsue (Rie Miyazawa), a young librarian, rushing home in a thunderstorm, frightened out of her wits. Her terror, we soon see, is a product of the war, particularly the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, which she barely survived.

She lives with her father, Takezo (Yoshio Harada), in their bombed-out house, now partly repaired. Dad is her confessor, adviser and friend, the only one she can tell about her fears, dreams and past. Most of her friends and family died in the bombing – including Dad.

That Dad is with her only in spirit doesn’t faze her. He looks, acts and talks like one of the living. But, as befits a ghost no longer bound by selfish earthly concerns, he is interested only in her problems. Particularly her budding relationship with the shy, bespectacled Kinoshita (Tadanobu Asano), who is researching the bombing and wants Mitsue’s help – and possibly slightly more than that.


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The Buried Forest

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2005
min

Machi, a young high school student from a small mountain town, is having fun with her friends inventing the outline of a fantasy tale. They all add an episode to this exquisite invention whilst, in parallel, the adults pursue their daily life. But when, due to a storm, an intact thousand-year-old forest surfaces from the entrails of the earth, a new space opens up where reality and fantasy mingle and where everything becomes possible.


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Suteki na Kakushidori

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2011
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Saijo Mie is the new concierge at a hotel. She receives unreasonable requests from different guests everyday. Sugawara, her superior tells her that there are three words that a concierge should never say, “No” “It’s not possible” “I can’t”. It is not just the guests who come to the concierge desk that aggravate Mie. Those pampered guests who stay in the hotel’s suite rooms also give her tall orders beyond all imagination. Will Mie be able to deal with the challenges posed by these troublesome characters?


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Ranbou to Taiki

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2010
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In a row of wooden municipal houses in the countryside, Hidenori Yamane (Tadanobu Asano) & Nanase Ogawa (Minami) lives together under the same roof. The roommates co-exist in a tense & awkward state.
Every night Hidenori hides in the attic and peeks through a hole into Nanase’s room, while thinking of the cruelest ways to inflict revenge. Meanwhile, Nanase, who wears outdated sweaters and glasses, refers to Hidenori as her “brother” (even though they are not related) and is aware he is peeking at her at night. They sleep on the same bunk bed but do not have sex. There was a case that happened 10 years ago and since that time Nanase awaits for the worst form of punishment.
One day, a couple moves into their neighborhood and a delicate crack starts to emerge between their closed off relationship.


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Party 7

IMDb:
2000
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Low level and bumbling Yakuza Miki Shunichiro snatched $200 million from his syndicate, and hides out at the Hotel New Mexico, a strange isolated hotel filled with quirky employees. Soon, one after another people from his past start showing up at his hotel room door, including his hot ex-girlfriend, her pathetic weakling boyfriend, his Yakuza brother, and an assassin sent to kill them all. Meanwhile, everything happening in his room is being watched by Captain Banana, a professional peeping tom, and his new protege, Okita Soji – although not the Bakumatsu era Samurai sword master of the same name. This Okita Soji is a sweatervest wearing peeping tom with a bad haircut, played by Asano Tadanobu, who is the complete polar opposite of his character Samehada from Sharkskin Man and Peach Hip Girl.


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