Tag Archives: Ken Watanabe

Isao Yukisada – Kita no zeronen aka Year one in the north (2005)

29f7c043f76a2bde437fd0d52a185152

Quote:
In 1868, after the fall of the Shogun-dominated Japan, the new government orders people from Awaji, near Kobe, to re-locate to the northern part of Hokkaido. These people once supported the now displaced Samurais of the older days. After two years, over 500 of them settled in their new land under the leadership of Hideaki, husband of Shino. However, as crops fail he is to go to Sapporo to learn new techniques of farming, leaving his wife and daughter for 5 years. All this time, the new community is constantly watched by the government which choose to again uproot them from their new homes.[imdb] Read More »

Setsurô Wakamatsu – Shizumanu taiyô AKA The Unbroken (2009) (HD)

Hajime Onchi (Ken Watanabe) works for Goku Airlines. He becomes the head of the labor union and fights to improve working conditions for the workers. The corporate bosses at Goku Airlines doesn’t take kindly to Hajime’s efforts and soon banishes him to distant work locations. Hajime spends the next ten years working in branch offices located in Pakistan, Iran, and Kenya. His corporate bosses offer to bring him back to Japan if he would leave the union and apologize for his actions. Read More »