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Retribution (2006)

4.8/10
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Starring: Koji Yakusho, Tsuyoshi Ihara

Detective Yoshioka is called to the site of an ususual homicide. A woman in a red dress has been mysteriously drowned in a pool of shallow water. As c... Read more

Seance (2000)

6.7/10
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Starring: Koji Yakusho, Jun Fubuki

Based on the successful Martin Heidegger novel 'Seance on a Wet Afternoon', this Japanese thriller builds a terrifically creepy atmosphere as it follo... Read more

Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001)

6.9/10
Director: Shohei Imamura
Starring: Koji Yakusho, Misa Shimizu

Giving a touch of Asian-flavoured 'magic realism' to a premise that almost sounds like adult cinema, Japanese filmmaker Shohei Imamura ('The Eel') tel... Read more

Kamikaze Taxi (1995)

7.6/10
Director: Masato Harada
Starring: Reiko Kataoka, Kazuya Takahashi, Koji Yakusho

Part crime thriller, part road movie and part social polemic, writer/director Masato Harada's drama follows Yakuza underling Tatsuo (Kazuya Takahashi)... Read more

The Eel (1997)

7.4/10
Director: Shohei Imamura
Starring: Koji Yakusho, Misa Shimizu, Mitsuko Baisho

Winner of the 1997 Cannes Palme d'Or and from the director of "The Ballad of Narayama", (also a Palme d'Or winner) comes this wonderful offering about... Read more

Cure (1997)

7.4/10
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Starring: Koji Yakusho, Masato Hagiwara, Anna Nakagawa

A Tokyo detective's investigation of a series of grisly and bizarre murders, committed by seemingly average citizens, leads him to a mysterious drifte... Read more

Shall We Dance? (1996)

7.8/10
Director: Masayuki Suo
Starring: Koji Yakusho, Tamiyo Kusakari, Naoto Takenaka, Eriko Watanabe

Mr. Sugiyama is an awkward and painfully shy middle-aged workaholic leading a mind-numbingly dull existence - until the day he catches a glimpse of a... Read more

13 Assassins (2010)

7.6/10
Director: Takashi Miike
Starring: Koji Yakusho, Yusuke Iseya, Takayuki Yamada, Tsuyoshi Ihara

Acclaimed cult director Takashi Miike's remake of the 1963 Japanese film delivers a bravado period action piece set at the end of Japan's feudal era.... Read more

Charisma (1999)

7/10
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Starring: Koji Yakusho, Ren Osugi, Jun Fubuki, Yoriko Douguchi, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi

Part eco-thriller, part existentialist fable, 'Charisma' is a bizarre allegorical tale from director Kiyoshi Kurosawa, exposing a sinister natural wor... Read more

Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

7.4/10
Director: Rob Marshall
Starring: Zhang Ziyi, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Koji Yakusho, Youki Kudoh, Gong Li

Adapted from Arthur Golden's best-selling novel, nine-year-old Chiyo is sold into servitude at a geisha house in 1930s Kyoto. However the head geisha... Read more