Takashi Sasano

Before We Vanish

Before We Vanish

Before We Vanish
IMDb: 6.1
129 min

Narumi is on bad terms with her husband Shinji when one day, Shinji goes missing. He comes back a couple of days later, but seems like a totally different person, and is now gentle and tender. He goes for a walk every day. Meanwhile, Journalist Sakurai covers the story of a family that was brutally murdered, when an unexplained phenomenon takes place. Shinji Kase tells his wife that he came to Earth to invade.

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Tatara Samurai

Tatara Samurai

Tatara Samurai
IMDb: 6.0
135 min

When the Amago samurai withdraw their protection of the village of Tatara, famous for their manufacture of the legendary swords, the younger generation - erroneously - believe that guns will suffice.

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Golden Orchestra!

Golden Orchestra!

Golden Orchestra!
IMDb: 6.5
119 min

Chizuru (Anne Watanabe) is the new teacher at Umega High School. Since her school days, she has played violin in an orchestra. One day, she listens to an amateur orchestra play at the local cultural hall. She is touched by their performance and decides to enroll in the orchestra, but there are 2 orchestras in town. Chizuru mistakenly enrolls in the orchestra which consists of elderly people. The members there are thrilled to have a young person join their group. Chizuru is unable to tell them she made a mistake and becomes the conductor for their orchestra.

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
What a Wonderful Family!

What a Wonderful Family!

What a Wonderful Family!
IMDb: 6.9
108 min

A husband (Isao Hashizume) and wife (Kazuko Yoshiyuki) have been married for 50 years. For her birthday, the husband asks the wife what she wants for her birthday present. She replies that she wants a divorce. The wife\'s divorce announcement sends the entire family into chaos.

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Genre: Comedy, Family
125 Years Memory

125 Years Memory

125 Years Memory
IMDb: 7.3
132 min

125 Years Memory (海難1890 Kainan ) is a 2015 drama film directed by Mitsutoshi Tanaka (ja) and written by Eriko Komatsu (ja).A Japanese-Turkish co-production, the film was released in Japan by Toei on December 5, 2015 and in Turkey by Mars on December 25, 2015. It received ten nominations at the 39th Japan Academy Prize, winning the awards for Best Art Direction and Best Sound Recording.

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Greatful Dead

Greatful Dead

Greatful Dead
IMDb: 6.3
97 min

Nami is a young woman with numerous hangups sprouting from a dysfunctional childhood. She inherits a small fortune that allows her to pursue various interests, many of which are abnormal.

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Fushigi na misaki no monogatari

Fushigi na misaki no monogatari

Fushigi na misaki no monogatari
IMDb: 6.2
117 min

Etsuko\'s café in her peaceful little seaside town is where everyone gathers to gossip and taste her famous brew. But the winds of change are beginning to blow.

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The Little House

The Little House

The Little House
IMDb: 7.2
136 min

Following the death of the unmarried and childless Taki, Takeshi, a young relative of hers, discovers several pages of closely written lines in which the old lady has recorded her memories. This is how he learns the truth about her youth working as a housemaid and nanny for the Hirai family in a little house in Tokyo with a red gabled roof.

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A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story

A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story

A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story
IMDb: 6.8
122 min

Set within the Kaga Domain in the Edo Period. Oharu is an excellent cook and recognized for her skills. Due to her cooking talents, she marries Yasunobu, who is an heir in the Funaki family. The Funaki family serves as the cook for the Kaga Domain. Nevertheless, Yasunobu himself is a terrible cook. With the help of Oharu\'s mother-in-law Mitsuru, she begins to teach Yasunobu how to cook.

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Genre: Drama, History
Otôto

Otôto

Otôto
IMDb: 7.0
126 min

Ginko’s younger brother Tetsuro, a failed comedian, is the oddball of the family. Embarrassing, loud and plain inappropriate at times causes Ginko to disown him. The two reunite when she discovers Tetsuro is terminally ill. Tetsuro’s impending death marks the beginning of love and toleration.

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Departures

Departures

Departures
IMDb: 8.1
130 min

Daigo, a cellist, is laid off from his orchestra and moves with his wife back to his small hometown where the living is cheaper. Thinking he’s applying for a job at a travel agency he finds he’s being interviewed for work with departures of a more permanent nature – as an undertaker’s assistant.

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Kamisama no pazuru

Kamisama no pazuru

Kamisama no pazuru
IMDb: 5.9
134 min

A set of twins -- one a hard-working student and the other a drifter -- team up with a dropout to unlock the secrets of the universe and to build one of their own.

Bushi no ichibun

Bushi no ichibun

Bushi no ichibun
IMDb: 7.7
121 min

A look at the relationship between a young blind samurai (Kimura) and his wife, who will make a sacrifice in order to defend her husband\'s honor.

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Genre: Drama, Romance