Ryuichi Hiroki

  • Ryûichi Hiroki, Suzuki Matsuo, Miwa Nishikawa, Tetsuo Shinohara, Shin’ya Tsukamoto – Fîmeiru AKA Female (2005)

    Ryuichi Hiroki2001-2010DramaJapanMiwa NishikawaShinya TsukamotoSuzuki MatsuoTetsuo Shinohara
    Fîmeiru (2005)
    Fîmeiru (2005)

    I think this movie can really make you think about the endless twists life can take when you least expect… 5 episodes in one single movie, every time new characters reveal their inner hidden true self. A good selection of Japanese directors. Most of the time, the characters meet each other, remember thing they thought lost forever, becoming friends and not least becoming aware of the power of seduction of the Other. Of course you have to be a fan of Japanese cinema in order to better perceive the selected short movies. i must say that i love this title because it made me somehow ask myself the questions implied by the movie itself. Although you can ‘t watch this movie as a regular movie, and the stories not seem to be related, i couldn’t stop till the end, because it makes you wonder what story is going to be next, what dramas are in line to be presented.Read More »

  • Ryuichi Hiroki – 800 Two Lap Runners (1994)

    Ryuichi Hiroki1991-2000DramaJapan
    800 Two Lap Runners (1994)
    800 Two Lap Runners (1994)

    This coming-of-age story revolves around two young long distance runners, Kenji Hirose and Ryuji Nakazawa. Kenji, haunted by memories of his dead friend Aihara with whom he had a brief homosexual affair, is now dating Aihara’s former girlfriend Kyoko, but Kyoko is more interested in Kenji than he is in her. Ryuji, Kenji’s friend and track rival, is pursuing hurdler Shoko but she in turn is after Kenji. Ryuji does have his own admirer, Nao, Kenji’s younger sister, but when they do get together, Nao resembles her brother too much for Ryuji to go through with the lovemaking.Read More »

  • Ryuichi Hiroki – Vibrator (2003)

    2001-2010AsianDramaJapanRyuichi Hiroki

    The film’s main character Rei (Terashima Shinobu)is a freelance writer bombarded by the voices in her own head – her mother’s scolding, the gossip of friends at school, and the voice of her own unrequired desires. Losing sleep and developing eating disorders, and dependent on alcohol, Rei is on the brink of losing her mind.
    Then one night, when she stops by a convenience store to purchase alcohol, she meets a long distance trucker (Omori Nao), and everything changes. Mysteriously attracted to this stranger, and prodded by the voices in her head, she joins him in a journey she hopes will eventually be the key to her salvation.Read More »

  • Ryuichi Hiroki – Bokura wa aruku, tada soredake (2009)

    2001-2010ComedyJapanRyuichi Hiroki

    A young woman named Miyuki returns to her hometown, camera in hand, after a difficult breakup. As she walks and takes photographs, she meets a variety of people and begins to realize she doesn’t have to go through this painful time in her life all alone.Read More »

  • Ryuichi Hiroki – Yawarakai seikatsu aka It’s Only Talk (2005)

    2001-2010AsianDramaJapanRyuichi Hiroki

    Yuko is 35 years old, single, out of work, and on medication from her psychiatrist to combat her manic depression. Living in Kamata Town, Yuko divides her time between a variety of men friends, each with his own peculiarities. Her university classmate, Homma, suffers from impotence. “K”, whom she meets on the net, is a self-confessed pervert. Then, there is a young gangster, Yasuda, who is a fellow manic depressive. Her cousin, Shoichi, is also on the scene, having left his family to pursue his mistress, only to be given the cold shoulder by her, too. Yuko seems to create a different persona depending on whom she is talking to at the time. Human contact is just as important for her as for anyone else, but sometimes her condition makes it difficult for others to relate to her for as long as she would like.”Read More »

  • Ryuichi Hiroki – Futei no kisetsu AKA I Am an S+M Writer (2000)

    1991-2000ArthouseEroticaJapanRyuichi Hiroki


    A writer draws inspiration for his erotic stories from vivid bondage scenes performed right in front of his writing desk. Still, he prefers to novelize his fascination rather than participate actively. As a consequence, the already ambivalent relation with his wife turns into an intriguing reflection of himself. HIROKI’s growth as a director is evident when he subordinates apparent obscenities to mildly humorous romance, employing his background as a pinku director to create a highly dramatic effect.Read More »

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