Kon Ichikawa

The Burmese Harp
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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
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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
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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 ...