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AFTER THE STORM

Director & Writer: KORE-EDA Hirokazu
Cast: ABE Hiroshi, MAKI Yoko, KOBAYASHI Satomi, KIKI Kilin

Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother and beautiful ex-wife seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son - until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.

A TALE OF SAMURAI COOKING - A TRUE LOVE STORY

Great cook Haru has married into the legendary “Kitchen Samurai” family. But her husband who is the successor of the family can't cook at all. Haru makes a vow to make him a superb samurai chef, and starts teaching her new husband how to cook.

Directed by Yuzo Asahara
Starring Aya Ueto, Kengo Kora, Kimiko Yo, Toshiyuki Nishida

A WHITE NIGHT

Written and Directed by Masahiro Kobayashi
Starring Daisuke MAKI, Michiko KICHISE

The two met each other on the bridge in Lyon, France. It is just one-day love. This throb is just because it is momentary relationship in overseas or...?

AZAMI THE PUNISHER (1998)

Action
Theatrical Release in Japan: N/A
82 mins.

Directed by: Akitsugu Seki
Naoko Kamishirato, Kazuhiro Masuko

Azami spends her days as a tattoo artist who's in charge of her own parlor, but she also has another side. She is the punisher of evils that have gone beyond the usual laws of society. A former Miss Japan, Naoko Kamishirato, tattooed and nude in provocative scenes in her first starring role...

A-LI-CE (1999)

Sci-Fi
Theatrical Release in Japan: 02/05/00
85 mins.

Directed by: Kenichi Maeda

The youngest person ever to be sent into space crashes back to Earth, only to find that she has been catapulted 30 years into the future. Her son has become a merciless dictator who controls the world with his computer. She decides to fight against him with her robot and a new friend from the future world.

AKAGI THE GAMBLER (1995)

Drama
Theatrical Release in Japan: N/A
85 mins.

Directed by: Kenzo Maihara
Takashi Kashiwabara, Minori Terada

It's 1958, and a young man emerges from a mahjong match as winner. It is Shigeru Akagi, who now reigns as champion in the shady world of yakuza mahjong gaming. However, he's targeted as a suspect in a murder case, and relentlessly pursued by a detective... Based on the Nobuyuki Fukumoto comic. Starring Takashi Kashiwabara.

* available for Taiwan and Mainland China only

AKAGI THE GAMBLER II (1997)

Drama
Theatrical Release in Japan: N/A
88 mins.

Directed by: Kenji Maihara
Takashi Kashiwabara, Arata Furuta

The genius that shook the mahjong world makes his return, perhaps... A detective knows everything about Akagi, the mahjong champion, and creates a duplicate of him by using an average youth that he encountered in the street. The fake Akagi is sold to the boss of the Kawada-gumi, but the gang finds out! And where is the real Akagi?! Based on the Nobuyuki Fukumoto comic, starring Takashi Kashiwabara.

AMAZONS IN WHITE (1995)

Adult
Theatrical Release in Japan: 11/18/95
75 mins.

Directed by: Mitsunori Hattori
Yuko Fujimori, Asami Katsuragi

A female doctor, Seiko, and three nurses are conscientiously engaged in providing medical treatment in spite of the enormous debt their hospital is suffering from. However, apart from their daily work at the hospital, they are also secretly engaged in terminating major criminals that cannot be punished under the law.

ANOTHER LONELY HITMAN (1995)

Yakuza
Theatrical Release in Japan: N/A
105 mins.

Directed by: Rokuro Mochizuki
Ryo Ishibashi, Asami Sawaki

Time has not been too kind to this hitman, who has just served 10 years in prison. He returns to his former haunts to find that the yakuza society that he had served has changed. Now it is completely lacking in manners, faith and tradition. It seems that in the winds of change his way of life has become part of the past... This is the story of an outlaw, which shows the way that time changes all things.

ANOTHER LONELY HITMAN II (1997)

Yakuza
Theatrical Release in Japan: N/A
108 mins.

Directed by: Takeshi Watanabe
Masayuki Watanabe, Kotoko Shiraishi

Detective Shimada has deteriorated to the point of becoming a drug-addicted hitman headed for destruction... Masayuki Imai takes over the role of Shimada, giving a powerful performance.

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