Tag Archives: Yasuko Matsuyuki

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 »

Nobuhiko Ôbayashi – Kono sora no hana: Nagaoka hanabi monogatari AKA Casting Blossoms to the Sky (2012)

Reiko is a journalist who travels to Nagaoka to report on the victims of the Tohoku earthquake. She will also run into her ex-boyfriend Kenichi, who hopes to convince her to star in a play based on the bombing the city underwent during the Second World War. Through his magnificent and unmistakable signature, Ôbayashi reflects on Japan’s historical wounds. Read More »