|Born||October 14, 1970|
Namegata, Ibaraki, Japan
Hiromi Nagasaku (永作 博美, Nagasaku Hiromi, born October 14, 1970) is a Japanese actress and singer. She was a member of the J-pop group Ribbon. Mark Schilling of The Japan Times described her as "the best comic actress working in Japan today".
Nagasaku appeared in Kiyoshi Kurosawa's 2003 film Doppelganger .
She played a supporting role in the 2007 film Funuke Show Some Love, You Losers! , for which she won the awards for Best Supporting Actress at the 32nd Hochi Film Awardsand the Kinema Junpo magazine.
She won the Best Supporting Actress award for Rebirth at the 35th Japan Academy Prize in 2012.
Kinji Fukasaku was a Japanese film director and screenwriter who rose to prominence with a series of yakuza films. He directed the Japanese portion of the Hollywood war film Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), yakuza films including Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973), samurai period pieces such as Shogun's Samurai (1978), the space opera Message from Space (1978), the fantasy film Samurai Reincarnation (1981), and his final film Battle Royale (2000). He used a cinema verite-inspired shaky camera technique in many of his films from the early 1970s.
Kumiko Hiramaru, better known by her stage name Kumiko Asō, is a Japanese actress. She is also a model and has participated in several commercials.
Ryo Kase is a Japanese actor.
Rie Miyazawa is a Japanese actress and former fashion model and singer. She has done glamour modeling too, having released four photobooks. She is also well known as the former fiancé of sumo wrestler Takanohana, to whom she was engaged for two months, and for her years of fighting anorexia nervosa.
Yūko Takeuchi was a Japanese actress. She is known for her roles in television series Asuka (1999), Pride (2004), FlashForward (2009), and Miss Sherlock (2018) as well as films such as Ring (1998), Yomigaeri (2003), and Dog in a Sidecar (2007).
Yu Aoi is a Japanese actress and model. She made her film debut as Shiori Tsuda in Shunji Iwai's 2001 film All About Lily Chou-Chou. She subsequently portrayed Tetsuko Arisugawa in Hana and Alice (2004), also directed by Iwai, Kimiko Tanigawa in the hula dancing film Hula Girls and Hagumi Hanamoto in the 2006 live-action adaptation of the Honey and Clover manga series.
Keiko Matsuzaka is a Japanese actress.
Masanobu Ando is a Japanese actor.
Hikari Mitsushima is a Japanese actress, singer and model.
Okoge is a gay-themed Japanese film written and directed by Takehiro Nakajima, released in 1992. It is also a common slang term.
Isuzu Yamada was a Japanese actress whose career on stage and screen spanned eight decades.
Yūko Tanaka is a Japanese actress from Osaka Prefecture, Japan. She has won several acting awards during a long career working in both film and television, after she graduated from Meiji University.
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Tanie Kitabayashi was a Japanese actress and voice actress. Born Reiko Ando in Tokyo, she began as a stage actress. Kitabayashi was a founding member of the famed Mingei Theatre Company, founded in 1950. Early in her career, she became well known for portraying older women. In 1960, she won best actress awards at the 10th Blue Ribbon Awards and at the Mainichi Film Awards for Kiku to Isamu. She also won the Japan Academy Prize for best actress in Rainbow Kids (1991), a film that also earned her honors from the Mainichi Film Awards and from Kinema Junpo. She died on April 27, 2010, of pneumonia at a Tokyo hospital. She was 98.
Station to Heaven (天国の駅) is a 1984 Japanese film directed by Masanobu Deme.
Funuke Show Some Love, You Losers! is a 2007 Japanese film directed by Daihachi Yoshida, based on the novel by Yukiko Motoya.
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The 29th Yokohama Film Festival (第29回ヨコハマ映画祭) was held on 3 February 2008 in Kannai Hall, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.
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