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Yakusho, Kōji

Overview
Works: 138 works in 646 publications in 9 languages and 12,417 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Romance films  Fiction  Film remakes  Dance films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Other, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kōji Yakusho
Babel by Alejandro González Iñárritu( Visual )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,470 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 )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 2,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1920s, 9-year-old Chiyo gets sold to a geisha house. There, she is forced into servitude, receiving nothing in return until the house's ruling hierarchy determines if she is of high enough quality to service the clientele -- men who visit and pay for conversation, dance and song. After rigorous years of training, Chiyo becomes Sayuri, a geisha of incredible beauty and influence. Life is good for Sayuri, but World War II is about to disrupt the peace"--IMDb
Tanpopo = Dandelion by Jūzō Itami( Visual )

60 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,363 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
Shall we dance? by Masayuki Suo( Visual )

37 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,325 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 )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 628 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
Jūsannin no shikaku = 13 assassins( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 553 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
Unagi by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

36 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding his wife in bed with another man, Takuro Yamashita murders her, serves an eight year prison sentence, and then moves to a small town to begin life anew as a barber. When he hires a young woman as his assistant, her past collides with his to the detriment of all
Mamoru Hosada's The boy and the beast( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he's taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who's been searching for the perfect apprentice. Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son. But the unlikely pair will be put to the ultimate test; a final showdown
Hara-kiri : death of a samurai by Takashi Miike( Visual )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 316 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 )

31 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detective tries to solve a series of murders with a supernatural connection
Mifune : the last samurai : a documentary about Toshiro Mifune( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new film by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki explores the accidental movie career of Toshiro Mifune, one of the true giants of world cinema. Mifune made sixteen remarkable films with director Akira Kurosawa during the Golden Age of Japanese Cinema. Together they thrilled audiences and influenced filmmaking around the world, providing direct inspiration for The Magnificent Seven and Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood's breakthrough, A Fistful of Dollars
Akai hashi no shita no nurui mizu = Warm water under a red bridge by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 249 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
Kairo = Pulse( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in Japanese and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of young friends is rocked by the sudden suicide of one of their own and his subsequent ghostly reappearance in grainy computer and video images. More deaths follow as the world is slowly being drained of life
13 assassins by Takashi Miike( Visual )

34 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 202 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
Séance by Kiyoshi Kurosawa( Visual )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 193 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
Kawaki = The world of Kanako( Visual )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in Japanese and German and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nonstop visual and emotional assault to the senses as it follows troubled ex-detective Akikazu on the hunt for his missing teenage daughter, Kanako. What he discovers in his search is an unsettling and harrowing web of depravity, surrounding both Kanako and himself. As Akizaku stumbles along a shocking trail of drugs, sex and violence, he finds himself woefully unprepared for the revelations that affect all he holds dear
Karisuma( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 121 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 by Kiyoshi Kurosawa( Visual )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 110 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"--Container
Dopperugengā = Doppelgänger( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 78 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
Eureka by Shinji Aoyama( Visual )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 72 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
 
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Memoirs of a geisha
Alternative Names
Hashimoto, Koji

Hashimoto, Kôji 1956-

Jakuso Kódzsi

Kōji Yakusho acteur japonais

Kōji Yakusho actor japonés

Kōji Yakusho aktor japoński

Kōji Yakusho attore giapponese

Kōji Yakusho Japanese actor

Kōji Yakusho Japanischer Schauspieler

Kōji Yakusho Japans acteur

Kōji Yakusho japansk skådespelare

Kōji Yakusho japansk skodespelar

Kōji Yakusho japansk skuespiller

Yakusho, Koji

Yakusho, Kōji 1956-

Yakusyo, Kozi

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کوجی یاکوشو بازیگر ژاپنی

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ヤクショ, コウジ

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