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Takakura, Ken 1931-2014

Works: 219 works in 514 publications in 10 languages and 3,439 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Melodrama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Sports films  Gangster films  Crime films  Film noir  Film adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Qian li zou dan qi by Yimou Zhang( Visual )

36 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takata is an aging Japanese fisherman who has been estranged from his son for many years. When the son is diagnosed with terminal cancer his daughter-in-law, Rie, summons him to the hospital. When his son refuses to see him, Rie gives him a videotape about the work his son was doing on a documentary film in a remote region of China's Yunnan province. Still troubled by the relationship, Takata decides to go to China and complete his son's work in part to develop an understanding of his son, and in part to do something for him. Once in China a series of obstacles and relationships bring him unexpectedly closer to both an understanding of himself and of his son
Black rain by Ridley Scott( Visual )

54 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two New York cops escort a vicious assassin back to his native Japan where they are led into Osaka's exotic underworld and straight into the center of a raging, brutal Yakuza gangland battle
Mr. Baseball( Visual )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An arrogant and aging major league baseball player attempts to revive his career after being traded by the Yankees to a team in Japan
The Yakuza by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

26 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia
Robert Aldrich's Too late the hero( Visual )

4 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. is launching a major naval operation in the South Pacific in the spring of 1942, and to ensure the battle plans remain secret, a Japanese radio installation must be destroyed. To accomplish this task, an American officer is ordered by his commander to join a squad of British misfits on a suicide mission against the facility
Shijūshichinin no shikaku by Zhangyilang Chigong( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The tale of the 47 ronin ... is the classic true story of samurai honor. In the year 1701, a young clan lord is forced to commit seppuku (ritual suicide) after being provoked into striking a court official. His loyal followers, now 'ronin' (masterless samurai), dedicate their lives to avenging him. After spending a year patiently planning their vengeance, and waiting for their target to relax his guard, they launch a furious assault on his heavily defended estate, knowing full well that the penalty for failure will be the same as the reward for success ...." -- Container
Shiawase no kiiroi hankachi by Yōji Yamada( Visual )

10 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an ex-murderer on parole trying to make his way home to Hokkaido to meet his wife
Poppoya by Kangnan Jiangqi( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A faithful railway man works at the end of a desolate railway line, at the end of his career. Saddened by the death of his daughter and wife, he finds new meaning when he meets three girls of different ages
Antarctica by Weishan Cangyuan( Visual )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Due to circumstances beyond their control, scientists in a 1958 Antarctic expedition are forced to abandon their team of fifteen dogs. The dogs fight for survival and two of them, Taro and Jiro, manage to survive and greet the crew six months later
Qian li zou dan qi = Riding alone for thousands of miles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Japanese father travels to China's Yunnan province in the place of his ailing son to film a famous folk-opera star
Poppoya = Railroad man by Orihara yasuo( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and Japanese and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging railroad conductor learns that the railway line he has devoted his career to is closing due to unprofitability. He reminisces on how his workaholic ways robbed him of his personal life, including missing the deaths of his wife and only daughter. When an enigmatic high school girl with a passion for railroads pays him a visit, his life changes in unanticipated ways
Pluie Noire by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Ridley Scott's international crime thriller stars Michael Douglas as Mike Conklin, a New York detective under investigation for corruption. When yakuza hit man Sato (Yusaku Matsuda) kills two American mobsters in New York, he's extradited to Osaka to face trial, with Conklin and Charlie Vincent (Andy Garcia) as his escorts. Mistakenly turning over their prisoner to yakuza disguised as police, Conklin and Vincent realize, after running down some blind alleys, that they have no chance of finding Sato in the unfamiliar city and enlist the services of Japanese desk cop Masahiro "Mas" Masumoto (Ken Takakura). While relaxing with Mas at a karaoke bar, the cops also get information on the world of the yakuza from Joyce Kinglsey (Kate Capshaw), a high-class bargirl. As they continue the search for Sato, the scrupulous, methodical, and civilized style of Japanese police work rubs the improvisational, rule-breaking Americans the wrong way. But when Vincent is murdered, Mas and Conklin realize that success will come only through a blending of investigative and cultural styles. The almost impenetrably sooty, neon-saturated city of Osaka is superbly photographed by future director Jan de Bont
Harukanaru yama no yobigoe by Ken Takakura( Visual )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A widowed woman and her young boy living on a dairy farm in Hokkaido are visited by a strong, handsome man who adds a new perspective to their lives
Ganryūjima no kettō( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Musashi travels to Ganryu Island for the most famous duel in Japanese history, familiar characters both good and bad meet him along the way
Miyamoto Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A saga of the legendary seventeenth-century samurai, Miyamoto Musashi, set against the turmoil of a civil war. The film starts as two childhood friends, Takezo and Matahachi, are helped by a mother and daughter who rob the dead of their weapons and armors and sell them for living. When Takezo tries to return to his village he is hunted down by the victorious Tokugawa forces. Helped by a monk, Takezo begins his odyssey toward his enlightened years as a warrior
Hannyazaka no ketto( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tazeko, after years of study, has taken the new name Miyamoto Musashi. Leaving his love he sets out to challenge the swordsmen of the Yoshioka Dojo and spearsmen of Hozo
Hotaru( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Japanese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shuji and his wife Tomoko have been together for over forty years. Now a problem arises. Their landlady, Tomiko, asks Shuji to go to South Korea. He is to meet the family of a friend named Kanayama, born in Korea but drafted along with Shuji into the kamikaze corps. Shuji survived, Kanayama did not, and now he must return some keepsakes to the family. He agrees to go because he has something to offer as well, Kanayama's last message, to the family and also to Tomoko, because she was his fiance when he died
Ichijōji no kettō( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musashi's clash with the Yoshioka Dojo reaches its climax when he is forced to take on all 73 members in a single duel
Nitoryū kaigen( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musashi's continued attempts to arrange a duel with master Yagyu Sekishuusai aligns him against all of the master's students and leads him to develop the two-sword technique
47 ronin( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young clan lord is unfairly asked to commit suicide, his former retainers plot their revenge
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Mr. Baseball
Mr. BaseballRobert Aldrich's Too late the hero
Alternative Names
Gao, Cangjian, 1931-2014

Gaocang, Jian 1931-2014

Goichi Oda

Ken Takakura

Ken Takakura acteur japonais

Ken Takakura actor japonés

Ken Takakura attore giapponese

Ken Takakura Japanese actor

Ken Takakura japanischer Schauspieler

Ken Takakura Japans acteur (1931-2014)

Ken Takakura penyanyi Jepang

Ken Takakura ureueng meujangeun Jeupun

Oda, Goichi

Oda, Gōichi 1931-2014

ODA Gouichi

Takakura, Ken

Takakura, Ken 1931-

Takakura, Ken 1931-2014

Такакура, Кэн

Կեն Տեկակուրա

كين تاكاكورا ممثل ياباني

کن تاکاکورا بازیگر ژاپنی

เค็ง ทะกะกุระ

고창건 1931-

다카쿠라 겐

おだ ごういち

たかくら けん

タカクラ, ケン

タカクラ, ケン 1931-2014

小田 剛一

小田, 剛一 1931-2014


小田剛一 1931-2014

高倉, 健

高倉 健 1931-2014


高倉健 1931-2014

高倉健 日本の俳優

高仓健 日本演员

高田, 刚一 1931-2014