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Yakusho, Kōji

Overview
Works: 159 works in 469 publications in 7 languages and 10,514 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Horror films  Romantic comedy films  Musical films  Film remakes  Humor  History  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Kōji Yakusho
Babel by Alejandro González Iñárritu ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A wealthy American couple touring Morocco become the focus of an international incident involving a poor Moroccan farmer. A San Diego nanny makes a disastrous decision to take her charges with her to a wedding in Mexico while her employers are absent. A deaf-mute Japanese teen tries to deal with a relationship with her father and the world in general that has been upended by the death of her mother
Memoirs of a geisha by Rob Marshall ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1929, a poor fisherman sells his 9-year-old daughter to a geisha house in Kyoto. Chiyo will be an unpaid servant until it is determined if she is beautiful enough for apprenticeship, and the house's clientèle. Run by Mother, the ruling geisha is Hatsumomo, and little Pumpkin her only friend. Trained under strict discipline for a lifetime of entertaining and flattering wealthy men, Sayuri grows up lovely, accomplished, and the target of jealous rivals. Love is no part of this cloistered world, although geisha lore hints that even if they fall in love with clients--the operative word is client, and that love is never free
Shall we dance? by Masayuki Suō ( Visual )
43 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A successful but unhappy Japanese accountant finds the missing passion in his life when he begins to secretly take ballroom dance lessons
Tokyo sonata by Kiyoshi Kurosawa ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of a contemporary Japanese family torn apart after its patriarch unexpectedly loses his job. Ashamed, he keeps this a secret, but as he grows more despondent, his family resorts to drastic measures to break away from their fractured lives
Tanpopo ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in Japanese and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Tampopo" follows a young widow who runs a small noodle restaurant in Tokyo and Goro, a cowboy hat wearing truck driver, as they attempt to devise the perfect bowl of top ramen
Jūsannin no shikaku ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thirteen brave samurai must face overwhelming odds in an epic battle against a sadistic lord and his army of 200 to prevent him from plunging Japan into war
Tampopo Dandelion ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy, began as a series of anecodotes about food, around which Itami built a plot borrowed from the classic western movies Rio Bravo & Shane. The central character is a truck-driver, an expert noodle cook & wearer of cowboy clothes, who encounters Tampopo proprietor of a run-down noodle bar
Unagi The eel by Shōhei Imamura ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in Japanese and English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following an eight year prison sentence for the brutal murder of his wife, a man attempts to begin a new life as a barber in a small town. His only solace has been through an eel he has kept as a pet since his days in prison, until he agrees to help a young woman with a troubled past by offering her a job as his assistant
Hara-kiri death of a samurai ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord."--IMDb.com
Kyua by Kiyoshi Kurosawa ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A wave of gruesome murders is sweeping Tokyo. The only connection is a bloody X carved into the neck of each of the victims. In each case, the murderer is found near the victim and remembers nothing of the crime. Detective Takabe and psychologist Sakuma are called in to figure out the connection, but their investigation goes nowhere. An odd young man is arrested near the scene of the latest murder, who has a strange effect on everyone who comes into contact with him. Detective Takabe starts a series of interrogations to determine the man's connection with the killings."--IMDb summary
Akai hashi no shita no nerui mizu Warm water under a red bridge ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A frustrated, unemployed architect travels to a remote fishing village in search of a treasure rumored to be hidden in a house near a red bridge. He builds an intense relationship with one of the occupants of the house, a young woman with an "unusual" condition
Séance by Kiyoshi Kurosawa ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young girl escapes her kidnappers and hides in Koji's, a sound effects engineer, equipment case while he is recording sounds in the woods with his psychic wife. The stage is set to promote her psychic abilities, but the hoax goes terrifyingly wrong
13 assassins by Takashi Miike ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thirteen brave samurai must face overwhelming odds in an epic battle against a sadistic lord and his army of 200 to prevent him from plunging Japan into war
Karisuma ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A disgraced Tokyo detective finds himself embroiled in a tense struggle revolving around a gnarled, forbidding tree in a remote forest where all the other trees are dying or dead. Is the solitary tree rare, or a mutation?
Sakebi ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Detective Yoshioka is investigating the drowning death of a young woman who is wearing a red dress. Face down in a muddy puddle, her stomach is found to be full of sea water. Clues begin to point to the detective as the killer, since his fingerprints and personal items are located at the murder scene. As more bodies turn up that have been killed in the same way, even the detective begins to wonder whether he himself may be the very murderer that he is pursuing
Doppelgänger ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in Undetermined and Japanese and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A meek scientist meets and eventually learns to deal with his double, who, though physically identical to him, is frighteningly opposite in nature
Tampopo by Jūzō Itami ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young widow Tanpopo runs a small ramen noodle shop. Gorō, a cowboy-hat-wearing truck driver who happens to drop by her ramen noodle shop, helps her to make the perfect bowl of top ramen
Eureka by Shinji Aoyama ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a bus is violently hijacked in a small Japanese town, only three people survive: the guilt wracked driver Makoto, and younger brother and sister, Kozue and Naoki. Two years on, each of them, still traumatised by their ordeal, struggle to re-engage with life. But then one day Makoto impulsively buys a bus, and sets off with Kozue and Naoki on a long journey across Japan, which becomes a cathartic odyssey of spiritual self-discovery. DVD
Dora heita by Kon Ichikawa ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new magistrate cleans up a corrupt town in his own comic samurai way
Baunsu ko gals Bounce ko gals by Masato Harada ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in Japanese and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A story of three girls on the subsidized dating circuit. At risk from angry clients, drug dealers, and the mob, they find themselves as they live their way of life on the night streets. Friendship, money, risk, youth, life, just another night in the world of the Ko Gals
 
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Alternative Names
Hashimoto, Koji
Hashimoto, Kôji 1956-
Yakusho, Kōji 1956-
役所, 広司 1956-...
役所廣司
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