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A Page of Madness 1926

59
Silent
Japan

A man takes a job at an asylum with hopes of freeing his imprisoned wife.

A Straightforward Boy 1929

38
Silent
Japan

A kidnapped boy proves to be more than his abductor can handle.

Day of Resurrection 1980

156
Talky
Japan

A military-engineered virus, released during a plane crash, kills the entire human population. The only survivors are scientists in Antarctica, who desperately try to find a cure and save what is left of the planet from further destruction.

Humanity and Paper Balloons 1937

86
Talky
Japan

The lives of two slum neighbors, one of a happy-go-lucky gambler and the other of a poor ronin, converge when the two get involved in the affairs of a powerful samurai official and his gangsters.

Osaka Elegy 1936

71
Talky
Japan

A young woman becomes a mistress of her boss in order to support her family.

Our Neighbor, Miss Yae 1934

76
Talky
Japan

Keitaro (Obinata Den) is a law student and Yaeko (Aizome Yumeko) is a high school girl. They are neighbors, and their friendship is starting to develop into something more romantic. Then, Yaeko's sister Kyouko (Okada Yoshiko) has a breakup with her husband and returns home. Kyouko is clearly interested in Keitaro and Yae becomes anxious.

Passing Fancy 1933

100
Silent
Japan

After the death of his wife, a man struggles to raise his son in nearly overwhelming poverty. When the father meets a beautiful young woman, the son becomes jealous of his father's attentions, and conflict arises between them.

Poppy 1935

72
Talky
Japan

Based on Soseki Natsume's 1908 novel of the same title, Poppy is an ornately complicated story of desire and ambition. Fujio is beautiful, talented, well-heeled, and engaged to Munechika, a rising young diplomat. But she falls in love with Ono, a student employed to tutor her in English, who is attracted by her beauty and wealth.

Serpent 1925

74
Silent
Japan

The story of a decent samurai who is widely considered a scum and a criminal. His bad luck and numerous misunderstandings drag him down the social ladder straight to the gutter.

Sisters of the Gion 1936

69
Talky
Japan

Two geisha sisters lead a hard life in the Gion district of Kyoto. After one of them feels obliged to support a bankrupt businessman, the other sister sets up various schemes to get rid of him.

The Masseurs and a Woman 1938

66
Talky
Japan

Two blind masseurs Toku and Fuku walk to a mountain retreat to work for the season. The film follows Toku and his interactions with his blind colleagues and various guests from the inns. Toku is attracted to a mysterious single woman, whom he can tell is from Tokyo by her scent. She is intrigued by him, but also makes friends with another visitor from Tokyo who is traveling with his young nephew. The bored nephew, looking for amusement, meets with the woman from Tokyo, as well as with Toku. A rash of thefts at the inns soon after they arrive causes Toku suspect one of these guests

The Only Son 1936

87
Talky
Japan

In 1923, in the province of Shinshu, the widow and simple worker of a silk factory Tsune Nonomiya (O-Tsune) decides to send her only son to Tokyo for having a better education. Thirteen years later, she visits her son Ryosuke Nonomiya (Shinichi Himori), and finds that he is a poor and frustrated night-school teacher with a wife, Sugiko (Yoshiko Tsubouchi), and a baby boy.

The Whole Family Works 1939

65
Talky
Japan

Father of nine children cannot find a job. Despite their aspirations, the children are encouraged by both parents to hold down menial jobs and contribute to the family expenses. Eventually one rebels, with the support and sympathy of the other children.

There Was a Father 1942

94
Talky
Japan

Shuhei Horikawa, a poor schoolteacher, struggles to raise his son Ryohei by himself, despite neither money nor prospects.

Tokyo Chorus 1931

90
Silent
Japan

A married Tokyo man faces unemployment after standing up for an older colleague.

Tokyo March 1929

29
Silent
Japan

A classic melodramatic love tragedy addressing social inequality in feudal Japan, depicted in Kenji Mizoguchi's typical style. The nostalgic scenes of 1920s Tokyo provides a valuable visual experience set against the background of the title song, "Tokyo March."

Ugetsu Monogatari 1953

96
Talky
Japan

A fantastic tale of war, love, family and ambition set in the midst of the Japanese Civil Wars of the sixteenth century.

What Did the Lady Forget? 1937

71
Talky
Japan

Komiya is an affluent, respected and good-natured professor of medicine at a Tokyo university. He has a wife, Tokiko , though they are without children. His niece from Osaka, Setsuko comes recently for a visit to Tokyo. A liberated young lady who smokes and drinks, Setsuko finds her aunt Tokiko's interference and control of her habits bossy and annoying.

Women of the Night 1948

75
Talky
Japan

Fusako Owada, a young woman in postwar Japan, is the mistress of a notorious drug dealer. Fusako's tenuous grasp on meaningful life is shaken when she learns that her lover is having an affair with her sister.