Unrated | 146 min | Crime, Drama, Music
The problematic lives of teenager students for whom the singer Lily Chou-Chou's dreamy music is the only way to escape an alienating, violent and insensitive society.
Director: Shunji Iwai | Stars: Hayato Ichihara, Shûgo Oshinari, Ayumi Itô, Takao Osawa
Votes: 8,125 | Gross: $0.02M
113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Set in Okinawa on the eve of reversion and filmed almost entirely in the endangered Okinawan language, the story revolves around a man who has quit his job at a U.S. military base and an ... See full summary »
Director: Go Takamine | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Jun Togawa, Haruomi Hosono, Shinzoku Ogimi
120 min | Comedy, Drama
After learning the boss's daughter is a shape shifting pig, an Okinawa sugar cane worker aided by a forest spirit becomes a Robin Hood type getting arms for guerillas against both the US and the Japanese.
Director: Go Takamine | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Chikako Aoyama, John Sayles, Jun Togawa
85 min | Drama, Fantasy
This road film revolves around an Okinawan folk song singer Tsuru and her son Henry's filmmaking journey. Taiwanese singers CHIN Man-wang, LEE Ping-huei, and acclaimed actress CHEN ... See full summary »
Director: Go Takamine | Stars: Katsuma Miyagi, Tomi Taira, Misako Ôshiro
114 min | Drama
A minor island of Okinawa in Southern Japan has limited technology and no high school. When teenagers reach the age of 15, they have to decide to stay on the island or leave for higher education.
Director: Yasuhiro Yoshida | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Toshihito Kokubo, Ayaka Miyoshi, Saori
Experimental docufiction concerns itself with the future of the Ryuku islands, as the United States turns control over to Japan in the late 1970s.
Director: Go Takamine | Star: Tomi Taira