Kon Ichikawa

Odd Obsession
6.9
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Odd Obsession

Jun. 23, 1959

Odd Obsession

A middle-aged husband of a younger woman finds her youth intimidating to the point that he cannot become aroused. His solution involves the ...
Noh Mask Murders
5.3
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Noh Mask Murders

Mar. 15, 1991

Noh Mask Murders

The patriarch of a bickering family announces his retirement, stirring competition about who will succeed him as a leading practitioner of Noh ...
Ten Black Women
7.0
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Ten Black Women

May. 03, 1961

Ten Black Women

Kaze is a philandering TV producer. His wife and nine of his mistresses conspire to kill him. However each woman would rather keep him alive, as ...
Koto: The Ancient City
6.7
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Koto: The Ancient City

Chieko (Momoe Yamaguchi) has been raised as the only child of parents who run a dry goods store. When Chieko was a middle-school student, she ...
The Heart
7.3
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The Heart

Aug. 31, 1955

The Heart

In the dying months of the Meiji era, a sympathetic student befriends a married couple, but soon realizes they share a curiously strained ...
The Phoenix
5.9
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The Phoenix

Aug. 12, 1978

The Phoenix

This extraordinarily complex film is not only a send-up of every samurai film ever made, it is also an extrapolation of the value of life. The ...
Younger Brother
6.9
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Younger Brother

Nov. 01, 1960

Younger Brother

Set in 1926 when Japanese tradition was much stronger, this standard drama looks at the inner workings of a small family, especially the ...
The Devil’s Ballad
6.8
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The Devil’s Ballad

Apr. 02, 1977

The Devil’s Ballad

A serial killer responsible for 7 minors’ deaths thus far seems to kill to a particular rhythm, which the authorities must identify to catch him.
The Burmese Harp
8.1
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The Burmese Harp

Jan. 21, 1956

The Burmese Harp

In the War’s closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he ...
Being Two Isn’t Easy
7.1
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Being Two Isn’t Easy

The days leading up to a toddler’s second birthday are seen alternately from the child’s point of view as well as that of his parents.
The Devil’s Island
6.7
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The Devil’s Island

Aug. 27, 1977

The Devil’s Island

A scruffy detective investigates the murders of three sisters on a small Japanese island in 1946.
Fires on the Plain
8.0
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Fires on the Plain

Nov. 03, 1959

Fires on the Plain

In the closing days of WWII remnants of the Japanese army in Leyte are abandoned by their command and face certain starvation.
Punishment Room
7.2
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Punishment Room

Jun. 28, 1956

Punishment Room

Kon Ichikawa’s study of gang-related violence among the youth, ‘Punishment Room’, is a brutal and nihilistic work utterly ...
Conflagration
7.2
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Conflagration

Sep. 22, 1958

Conflagration

Learning of his family’s collapse, acolyte Goichi, sent to study silently at the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, must endure acute ...
Tokyo Olympiad
8.0
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Tokyo Olympiad

Sep. 24, 1965

Tokyo Olympiad

This impressionistic portrait of the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics pays as much attention to the crowds and workers as it does to the actual ...
Lonely Heart
6.9
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Lonely Heart

Oct. 10, 1981

Lonely Heart

The plot of “Lonely Heart” concerns a gunman who murders all the occupants of a bookstore. But this quickly becomes the story of the ...
The Broken Commandments
7.1
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The Broken Commandments

Ushimatsu’s father told him never to reveal his lower-caste heritage; years later, he now contemplates confiding in an activist fighting ...
I Am a Cat
6.8
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I Am a Cat

May. 31, 1975

I Am a Cat

Nakadai is an English teacher at a local school. He’s put-upon like the patron figure of dozens of films and televisions shows. Viewers who are ...