2003

Nobody Knows

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2003
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In Tokyo, the reckless single mother Keiko moves to a small apartment with her twelve years old son Akira Fukushima and hidden in the luggage, his siblings Kyoko, Shigeru and Yuki. The children have different fathers and do not have schooling, but they have a happy life with their mother. When Keiko finds a new boyfriend, she leaves the children alone, giving some money to Akira and assigning him to take care of his siblings. When the money finishes, Akira manages to find means to survive with the youngsters without power supply, gas or water at home, and with the landlord asking for the rental.


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Oldboy

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2003
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With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.


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Once Upon a Time in a Battlefield

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2003
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Set in the 7th century AD during the Korean peninsula’s division into three perpetually warring kingdoms, Once Upon A Time In A Battlefield focuses on the Shilla’s king Kim Choon-chu efforts to conquer his rivals: Koguryo and Baekche. To achieve…


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Shogun: The Making of Shogun

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2003
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The Making of Shogun covers every aspect of production and gathers almost all the (living) principal players for interviews. Three short historical featurette provide insight into “The Samurai,” “The Tea Ceremony,” and “The Geisha.”


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Shiroi Kyoto

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2003
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Goro Zaizen and Shuji Satomi are assistant professors at Naniwa University Hospital. Goro is a brilliant surgeon who will do anything to make his way up the corporate ladder. On the other hand, Shuji is a physician who earnestly devotes himself to medical research. Though the two doctors have contrasting personalities and are considered to be rivals, they highly recognize each other’s skills.

The entire medical department is restless while preparing for the election to choose a new Surgical Department Professor. All Goro has on his mind, is how to win the election. Meanwhile, Shuji is looking after a patient who apparently has pancreatic cancer. He carries out tests on the patient cautiously, and is very careful in telling the patient of the cancer. However, Goro barges in on their conversation, and out of the blue, tells the patient he has cancer, and that he needs an operation right away. Shuji is furious at Goro’s rude attitude, and yells, “Doctors are not God!” Goro ignores this, and starts laying the groundwork for the operation. But when Goro finds out that the Director of the Medical Department has already given a diagnosis of stomach cancer, he cancels the operation. He feels that pointing out his boss’s misdiagnosis will only hurt him in the upcoming election. Shuji however, is determined to save the patient’s life and go on with the operation.


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Godannar

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2003
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Her father passed away very early and her mother lives and works in a crowded Chinese restaurant. Kitajima Maya, a 13-year old girl, has to carry the burden of making ends meet as she fights against her ill fate. However, she is able to overcome the trials and tribulations in her life with her passion and enthusiasm. She happens to encounter the reclusive actress Tsukikage who decides to train and mould her into the foremost actress of her generation.


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Gilgamesh

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2003
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After an accident at the Twin X research facility, the sky has been changed to be like a mirror, and all electronics no longer work. There are also children born after this event who have mystical powers to change the environment around them. The story centers on a brother and sister, Tatsuya and Koyoko, the children of a scientist at the Twin X facility.


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Zatoichi (movie)

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2003
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Zatoichi and trustworthy friend Shinkichi meet up with a couple of geishas. Okinu and her sister Osei have come to town to avenge their parents’ murder. With his legendary cane sword at his side, Zatoichi’s path is destined for many violent showdowns…
Overview:Zatoichi is a blind wanderer who makes a living by gambling and giving massages. Behind his humble facade, Zatoichi is a master swordsman.

In a gambling joint, Zatoichi and trustworthy young friend Shinkichi meet up with a couple of geishas. Okinu and her sister Osei have come to town to avenge their parents’ murder.

Sinister henchmen are soon hunting down Zatoichi. With his legendary cane sword at his side, Zatoichi’s path is destined for many violent showdowns…


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Yoiko no Mikata

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2003
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Ask any nursery-aged little girl what she wants to be when she grows up and she’s bound to say nurse, florist, or ballerina. Ask any nursery-aged little boy what he wants to be when he grows up and he’s bound to say policeman, fireman, sports player, or pilot. As for 20-year-old young man Taiyo Suzuki, however, he’s had different aspirations all his life. Moved by his elderly nursery school teacher, Taiyo decided then and there that he too would also become one. Now, having passed the nursery school teacher examination, bright-eyed and eager Taiyo is out to make his mark on a totally female-dominated world. Posted at the Himawari Nursery School to cover for another teacher on maternity leave, Taiyo has but a few short months to prove himself to the female teachers and children’s mothers who are arrayed against him that he is every bit as capable as the women. And more importantly, along the way, he’ll make his mark with his sparkle and energy to be a true best friend to the children at the school as well.


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Yankee Bokou ni Kaeru

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2003
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In 1988 Hokkaido’s Hokusei Yoichi High School became the first high school in Japan to accept students who had previously dropped out of high school from nationwide. Hokkaido Broadcasting (HBC) has been covering this school for 15 years and aired a documentary last spring that caused a stir all over the country. Now TBS in cooperation with HBC will create a drama based on the school.
The drama will follow a former gang member, dropout and graduate of the school who returns as a teacher. We will follow him as he helps graduating students out into the world. The teachers and students will, as you would expect, confront all the issues of youth and society today. At this school, there are no compromises, no lies. This drama will move you as both students and teachers face a variety of issues head on.
This is a moving story that is created by people coming together and learning to believe in each other.
–TBS


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