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Asano, Tadanobu

Works: 190 works in 732 publications in 11 languages and 13,362 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  History  Science fiction films  Historical films  Fantasy films  Superhero films  Samurai films  Religious films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Tadanobu Asano
Most widely held works by Tadanobu Asano
Thor by Kenneth Branagh( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the arrogant warrior Thor is banished to Earth from his homeworld of Asgard, he must fight to reclaim his lost powers. Pursued by an invasion force sent to destroy him, the fallen God of Thunder must rise to the battle and learn what it takes to become a true hero
Silence by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

26 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and German and held by 1,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two 17th century Catholic missionaries face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan looking for their missing mentor, at a time when Catholicism was outlawed
Thor : the dark world by Chris Hemsworth( Visual )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos, but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all
47 ronin by Carl Rinsch( Visual )

38 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kai is an outcast who joins Oishi, the leader of 47 outcast samurai. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. They embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors
Mongol by Sergeĭ Bodrov( Visual )

44 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To some he was a brutal leader to others he was a god. The Academy Award nominated Mongol depicts the incredible early life of Genghis Khan, from his birth in 1162, through his perilous childhood to the mammoth battle that sealed his destiny as future conqueror"--Container
Maboroshi no hikari by Hirokazu Koreeda( Visual )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haunted by the loss of her grandmother many years before, a young mother struggles to come to terms with the sudden mystifying loss of her husband
Cha no aji by Katsuhito Ishii( Visual )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in Japanese and English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Les Haruno habitent un village de montagne près de Tokyo. A six ans, la cadette Sachiko, cherche à faire disparaître son double géant. Hajime, son frère adolescent, éprouve les tourments d'un premier amour. Yoshiko, la mère, décide de sortir de sa retraite pour faire un retour très remarqué dans le monde du film d'animation, sous le regard inquiet de son mari, Nobuo, qui pratique l'hypnotisme thérapeutique
Last life in the universe by Penʻēk Rattanarư̄ang( Visual )

34 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Refugee elements of Japanese yakuza films, an unpredictable succession of lush and intoxicating images, and a host of eccentric narrative tics from the cutting edge of Thai cinema converge to tell the story of the mysterious Kenji, a lonely, obsessive-compulsive Japanese librarian's assistant and occasional suicide hobbyist quietly living - and hoping to die - in Bangkok"--Container
Fuchi ni tatsu by Kōji Fukada( Visual )

14 editions published in 2017 in Japanese and French and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his highly perceptive attention to character, director Koji Fukada creates an explosive family drama. Intended as a companion piece to the black comedy Hospitalite, Harmonium returns to the domestic sphere as it captures the collapse of a seemingly ordinary Japanese family. Life for Toshio, his wife, and their younger daughter Hotaru carries on as usual until he hires the mysterious Mr. Yasaka, an old acquaintance dressed in white who has just been released from prison, in his workshop
Kōhī jikō by Xiaoxian Hou( Visual )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yoko, a freelance writer becomes friends with the proprietor of a secondhand bookstore, Hajime and the two spend a great deal of time together in coffee shops. Yoko was raised in the rural town of Yubari by her sight-impaired uncle, but has created a good relationship with her father and step-mother. One day Yoko tells her parents that she is pregnant. The father of the child is Taiwanese. Her parents worry for Yoko's future and her choice to become an unmarried mother. Although he cannot articulate his feelings, Hajime is filled with love for Yoko. In her daily life Yoko comes to reevaluate her view of her family, Hajime, and the new life growing inside her
The Blind Swordsman : Zatoichi ; Sonatine( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zatoichi -- A classic samurai epic that tells of a blind assassin desperately struggling to adhere to the strict code of the samurai. Sonatine -- Several yakuza from Tokyo are sent to Okinawa to help end a gang war
Kābē( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her husband is arrested on suspicion of being a Communist, a woman is suddenly in charge of taking care of her household and her two daughters, with the help of her husband's sister, during the early days of World War II
Ichi the killer = Koroshiya ichi by Takashi Miike( Visual )

48 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A killer working for the Yakuza hunts down a sadistic killer who is murdering his co-workers. A bizarre combination of grisly action and comedy
Gohatto = Taboo by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in Japanese and English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Young recruit Kano joins the elite fighting force Shinsengumi and realises that he has become the object of desire amoungst his fellow comrades. Whilst the samurai adhere to a set of strict rules, the senior members of the militia have a growing concern of the consequences of Kano's effect on the other samurai."--Container
Vital( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in Japanese and German and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hiroshi Takagi (played by the fantastic Tadanobu Asano - Zatoichi, Ichi the Killer), a young man in his 20s, awakens in a hospital bed to find an auto accident has completely wiped his memory away. Back home with his parents and attempting to rebuild his life, he comes across a medical textbook full of detailed drawings of dissection. Utterly fascinated by the subject, Hiroshi is drawn to the medical school to which he was once accepted, but refused to attend. There he catches the eye of Ikumi Yoshimoto (Kiki), a brilliant, taunting fellow student who desires his affections. But it's another who becomes his obsession, the dead woman on the cadaver table (Nami Tsukamoto). Could she be the key to unlocking his forgotten past?
Akarui mirai by Kiyoshi Kurosawa( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yūji and Mamoru are good friends, who work at the same factory. Mamoru's odd hobby is trying to turn a dangerous saltwater jellyfish into a freshwater one. Mamoru inexplicably murders his boss and wife. Unable to spend a lifetime in jail, Mamoru commits suicide, but not before giving over his jellyfish and the experiment to Yūji. Mamoru's father seeks out Yūji to try and make some sense of what happened. Angry at his friend's incarceration and rejection before his death, Yūji unknowingly releases the mutated and very poisonous (now freshwater) jellyfish into the canals of Tokyo. What no one realizes is that a strange bond has formed between the jellyfish and its caretaker
Redline by Aulis Sallinen( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most dangerous and exciting car race in the universe is held only once every five years. And that's tonight. The competitors are lined up at the starting block. In his vehicle, JP, the most daredevil driver on the circuit, is ready for the green light. Female driver Sonoshee, with whom he is secretly in love, is also on the starting line. She will stop at nothing to get on to that podium. In this race, not only is anything possible, but also anything is allowed
The blind swordsman : Zatoichi by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

75 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In an empire rules [sic] by fear, the people's only hope is the ultimate weapon: Zatoichi (Kitano) - a blind, nomadic samurai whose sword has made him a hero and whose courage has made him a legend! Determined to help the desperate residents of a village, Zatoichi seeks justice through revenge!"--Container
Hana yori mo nao by Hirokazu Koreeda( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Japanese and English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Hirokazu Koreeda turns the popularly held conventions of the typical samurai evenge tale on their head with this story of a man whose quest to avenge the death of his father gradually takes a back seat to his emerging role as a key figure in the community. The year is 1702, and young samurai Sozaemon Aoki (Junichi Okada) has arrived in Edo to seek revenge against Jubei Kanazawa (Tadanoby Asano). Kanazawa is the man responsible for the death of Aoki's father, and now it's up to the grieving swordsman to settle the score. When Aoki begins teaching the children of Edo to read and write, however, his bloodlust slowly begins to subside as he cones to realize the true value of his useful place in society. Upon falling in love with the beautiful Osae (Rie Miyazawa), Aoki comes to realize that although the sword may be a powerful symbol of strength, allowing oneself to fall victim to its savage allure may not always be the best way to realizing ones true heroism
Samehadaotoko to momojirionna = Samehada-otoko & momojiri-onna( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Japanese and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This outrageous contemporary Japanese genre-mongrel combines sentimental Yakuza gangster machismo with the fatalistic romance of the road movie and the dead-pan irreverence of Asian action cinema
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Audience level: 0.23 (from 0.11 for Thor : the ... to 0.83 for Helpless ...)

Alternative Names
Asano, Tadanobu.

Asano, Tadanobu 1973-...

Satō, Tadanobu 1973-

Tadanobu, Asano

Tadanobu Asano 1973-

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Tadanobu, Satō 1973-

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アサノ, タダノブ

アサノ, タダノブ 1973-

忠信, 佐藤 1973-

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