WorldCat Identities

余貴美子 1956-

Works: 35 works in 88 publications in 6 languages and 2,317 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Romance films  Social problem films  Detective and mystery films  Horror films  Musical films  History  Film adaptations  Medical films (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by 余貴美子
Okuribito by Yōjirō Takita( Visual )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daigo Kobayashi is a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and finds himself without a job. He decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife to look for work and start over. He answers a classified ad entitled 'Departures' thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency. He discovers that the job is actually for a 'Nokanshi' or 'encoffineer,' a funeral professional who prepares deceased bodies for burial and entry into the next life. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art, acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and the family of the departed
The ramen girl by Robert Allan Ackerman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abandoned by her boyfriend in Tokyo, a young woman finds a job working for a tyrannical chef in a local ramen house and learns how to put excitement and enthusiasm back into her life as well as her cooking
Kōhī jikō by Xiaoxian Hou( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yoko (Yo Hitoto), a freelance writer becomes friends with the proprietor of a secondhand bookstore, Hajime (Tadanobu Asano) 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 unwarried 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
Jisatsu sākuru = Suicide club by Sion Sono( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wave of suicides begins with the enigmatic mass suicide of 54 high school girls jumping in front of a subway train. When a detective receives a phone call tip that there is a website tracking the suicides before they happen, he sets out to solve the mystery
Dear doctor by Meihe Xichuan( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people in a remote village find out that their trusted doctor did not have a licence to practice medicine
Corações sujos = Dirty hearts( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1945, Japan surrendered to the United States and the Second World War was over, but for eighty percent of the Japanese community in Brazil, Japan had won the war and defeat was merely American propaganda. The few Japanese immigrants that accepted the truth were persecuted or assassinated - by their own countrymen - causing the start of a new, private war
Gonin by Takashi Ishii( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man with a bad gambling debt fight against mobsters and gonin female theives join him for revenge
Hoteru Haibisukasu( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Somethere in Okinawa is the Hotel Hibiscus, which has only one room for rent. This hotel is run by an unusual family that includes Mieko, a third-grade elementary school girl, her half-Black brother Kenji and her half-White sister Sachiko. One day when Mieko goes out with her friends looking for a "kijimunaa" (an Okinawan forest spirit), she instead encounters a young man who faints on the street. This man from mainland Japan becomes a long-term guest at the Hotel Hibiscus
Sunaebo = Asako in ruby shoes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in Korean and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely man from Seoul regularly views an Internet site featuring a young woman from Tokyo. By an act of coincidence, the two cities cross over and the man and woman brush by each other. Their fates, though unfamiliar and unlikely to come together, blossom into a beautiful love
Bushi no kondate( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funaki Dennai is a special cook for daimyo called "hōchō samurai (samurai chef)" who served for Kaga-han during Edo period. Because of the sudden death of his eldest son due to illness, Yasunobu, the younger son, had to become the next generation Samurai chef after his father retired. However, he was not a good cook and was much more interestd in traditional bushidō. One day Dennai met Haru, who waited on Otei-no kata, a mistress of Maeda Yoshitoku and an excellent cook. He asked her to marry his son, Yasunobu and help him to became a great samurai chef. Through Haru, Yasunobu learnt to cook and realized the true meaning of being a samurai chef and in the end, he became an even greater chef than his father
Baian the assassin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the day, Baian is the friendly and trusted village acupuncturist. At night, he becomes Baian, the Assassin! Using his acupuncture needles as weapons, he takes on deadly assignments, killing with an undeniable skill and precision."--Container
Shokudō katatsumuri( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A heartwarming human drama based on lyricist Ogawa Ito's debut novel. Using CG animation and musical scenes, this fantastical film shows us the small miracles a little heartfelt cooking can bring. In shock from a bad breakup, Rinco (Shibasaki Kou) has lost her voice. She reluctantly moves in with her whimsical mother Ruriko (Yo Kimiko), but trying to find a way to provide for herself, she decides to convert the guest house into a restaurant, where she serves only one pair of guests a day with carefully cooked meals. Soon word spreads that 'dining there will bring you happiness.'"--J-Pitch JFDB
Anata e( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A prison officer hands in his resignation after his wife's death, to drive to the port where she wants her ashes scattered at sea."--IMDB, August 11, 2014
Daijōbu 3-kumi( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This movie is based on an autobiographical novel by Hirotada Ototake that depicts the interactions between a new teacher, who was born without arms and legs, and the 28 students in a fifth grade class
Gakkō( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sawako Kojima unceremoniously loses her job when her entire accounting department is shut down. Meanwhile, Shukichi Takano's securities company president announces that in a recession-spurred restructuring, all workers over the age of 50 are expected to "voluntarily" step down. Six months later, both enter a free vocational program training. Joining a class of similarly displaced older men, Sawako is anxious about her future but eager to learn, while Shukichi is not ready to swallow the bitter pill of his firing yet
Yōkame no semi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An adaptation of Naoki Prize-winning author Kakuta Mitsuyo's humanistic suspense novel, which was also made into a television series with a different cast and crew. It presents a powerful depiction of the sorrow of a woman who abducts the young daughter of the married man she is having an affair with and tries to raise her on her own, and the now grown-up girl who struggles to deal with her distorted upbringing. Kiwako (Nagasaku Hiromi), who has fallen in love with a married man, impulsively abducts his infant daughter. She is later arrested after four years on the run, and the child is returned to her true parents. However, the now adult Erina (Inoue Mao) also finds herself in a relationship with a married man."--J-Pitch JFDB
She jian shang de wu shi dao = A tale of samurai cooking : a true love story( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this wonderful tale of love and food, Haru is a woman with an excellent sense of taste and great skills in the kitchen. Unfortunately, she also has a feisty character. One day Dennai Funaki, the samurai chef from Kaga, proposes that Haru should marry his son and heir. The Funaki family have served the Lords of Kaga as their chefs for generations and are the best chefs in the country. But the heir and Haru's new husband Yasunobu is a terrible cook. In order to save the Funaki family name and its position as kitchen samurai, Haru decides to teach Yasunobu the art of cuisine." -- Container
Ai no rukeichi( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A writer and housewife are having an affair until one day she asks him to kill her and he does. During the trial that follows all the hidden secrets of her life come out
Niwatori wa hadashi da( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mamoru and his family are Japanese Koreans living in Maizuru, a seaside village in Kyoto. He lives alone with his autistic son, Samu, having separated from his wife who takes care of their young daughter, Charu. One day Samu and Charu get abducted by a local gang. Naoko, Sam's teacher at a local special needs school, tries to find them
Tsukuroi tatsu hito( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seamstress Ichie inherits her grandmother's dressmaking shop. She uses the shop's old sewing machine to make western-style clothing which is extremely popular with locals, but continues on the path laid out by her grandmother by avoiding mass production or branding. Ichie gets plenty of business from the shop's regulars, making custom dresses and mending vintage items as she interacts with customers and reflects back on her life."
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Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.27 for Okuribito ... to 0.80 for Ai no ruke ...)

Alternative Names
Kimiko Yo actrice japonaise

Kimiko Yo actriz japonesa

Kimiko Yo Japanese actress

Kimiko Yo japanische Schauspielerin

Kimiko Yo Japans actrice

Kimiko Yo pemeran perempuan asal Jepang

Ё, Кимико

کیمیکو یو بازیگر ژاپنی

요 기미코

余貴美子, 1956-