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When business woman Naomi accidently runs over a bike messenger, she decides to help his company, Tokyo Express, by taking his place. Soon Naomi is involved in the fiercely competitive world of bike messengers and happier than she's every been.
Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Minister of the Army Anami leads the military officers who propose to fight on, even to the death of every Japanese citizen. Emperor Hirohito, however, joins with his ministers in asking the unthinkable, the peaceful surrender of Japan. When the military plots a coup to overthrow the Emperor's civilian government, Anami must face the choice between his desires and loyalty to his Emperor.
A biography of one of the only beloved postwar figures of Japan's disastrous Pacific War. Toshiro Mifune (in one of his three portrayals of Admiral Yamamoto) stars as the common-sense soldier who knows the war is doomed, but gamely goes ahead and does the best with what he's given, until his plane is shot down over the Bougainvilleas.
Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopath samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely.
A tough doctor takes a young intern under his wing.
The story of Sanshiro Sugata, a young man who wants to learn the new art of judo. A wise teacher reveals to Sanshiro that judo is not merely a means of combat nor a demonstration of physical skill, but an art which reveals the artist to himself.
A young lord attempts to combat the official corruption endemic to the Shogunate, only to be placed in an impossible conflict of duties. He refuses to bribe a Chancelor who is responsible for teaching him the etiquette to receive the Shogun's envoys. The Chancelor goads him into drawing his sword when the envoys are present, a crime punishable by death. The young lord's vassals are ordered to break up his estate, and his samurai to disband. To obey the Shogun, they must follow orders, but to be loyal to their master and to elemental fairness, they must revenge him. The conflict of obligations is the essential dilemma of Japanese society, which is why this is their national epic. The story is richly woven. Worth seeing just for the supremely gorgeous art works, buildings and costumes of 18th century Japan.
A wandering samurai recruits younger fighters to help him battle corruption.
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