Yōko Minamida (南田 洋子, Minamida Yōko, March 1, 1933 – October 21, 2009) was a Japanese actress. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in November 2008, and a television documentary was made about her condition and the efforts of her husband, actor Hiroyuki Nagato, to care for her. She died in Tokyo.
Movies & TV shows
Song of Goodbye
It is the second work of the Oita trilogy of Obayashi . Following " Nigori Snow ", Ise Masazo draws a song written by composers and songwriter "Farewell of 22 years old " as a motif and draws a story ...
Four people are discovered brutally murdered in an up-scale high-rise apartment. All the victims appear to be family, but as the investigation deepens it is discovered that one of the victims isn't re...
Based on actual events that occurred in Hokkaido, Japan, 1915. Rimeinzu: Utsukushiki yuusha-tachi tells the story of a group of bear hunters that are tracking a 900 pound brown bear nicknamed Red Spot...
Two young men are recruited into the Japanese air force just before outbreak of WW2 by the test pilot of Japans new super fighter - the Zero. The movie is told in reverse from the point of one of the ...
Take Me Away!
Kyoko met Tetsu during her trip to San Francisco. Soon they fell in love but getting married was not in his mind. They were to meet again back in Tokyo but Tetsu didn't turn up. She went to look for h...
Tadao decides to comes back from Tokyo to live in his home town, in the countryside. He stays at his parents place and finds a job, repairing transistor and television. He catches up with his friend T...
Ame no meguri ai
A Japanese film.
The Wild Daisy
Teenage cousins Masao and Tamiko fall in love when she comes to his riverside brewery house to take care of his sickly mother. Family objections ensue as Tamiko is older than Masao, and the two cannot...
In order to find a sense of connection to her late mother, Gorgeous takes a trip to the country to visit her aunt at their ancestral house. She invites her friends to come with her. The girls discover...
Karafuto 1945 Summer
The film is set in Karafuto after the radio broadcast of the Imperial Rescript on the Termination of the War. On August 15, 1945, Soviet forces invaded Karafuto. On August 20, the postal telegraph off...
The Domain: Where The Blade Enters
The Domain: Where The Blade Enters
The Domain: White Blade
The Domain: White Blade
Portrait of Chieko
Takamura, a poet and sculptor, marries a budding artist named Chieko who dreams of becoming an oil painter. When a series of hardships befall her family, she finds herself unable to confide in her hus...
The Domain: The Naniwa Story
Second film of Makino's Nihon Kyokakuden series set in Osaka's harbor. The series also known as "The Domain" Each a stand alone film in it's own, none are connected other than starring the famous Ken ...
The Domain: Kanto Legends of Chivalry
Third part of Nihon Kyokakuden series is set in Kanto in 1924. Ken Takakura playing a ship's mate befriending fish shop owners harassed by yakuza.
The main character Tachibana Isaburo is released from prison and discovers that his boss is dead. He is offered to become the leader of the group, but refuses. A young fashion villain, a Yakuza boss w...
The feud between the two delivery companies heated up when the head of Kibamasa fell ill.
Jakoman and Tetsu
A criminal named Jakoman is scaring people. Jakoman and his associates were overthrown by the son of the head of one of the fish companies.
In order to avenge the man who trapped him into a complicated drug deal, assassin Nanjo went on a solitary mission.
A film about the confrontation between two yakuza groups in the brutal Miike prison, which contained 1,500 inmates. The second film in the series Gambler / Bakuto directed by Shigehiro Ozawa.
Beyond the Green Hills
Shinko Terasawa was always considered to be the odd ball of the bunch. At a time when romance was against school regulations, Shinko was the first to take a bite out of the forbidden fruit. Expelled f...
The Gambling Monk
One summer day, the chief monk of the Hojuin Temple dies. Harumichi rushes back to town hearing about his brother's death and requests for a grand funeral. He had been unwilling to take over the famil...
Kyu-chan, Draw Your Sword
A laid-back man tries to become a member of the yakuza.
The Rambler Returns Home
Final installment of THE WANDERING GUITARIST series.
Joe Shishido is an ambitious bike racetrack tout who becomes inadvertently involved in a triangle with a vulnerable prostitutes and her brutal yakuza pimp.
The Guys Who Put Money on Me
An unofficial sequel to Million Dollar Match (1961) which also starred Koji Wada as a young energetic boxer. This story deals more with betting action surrounding a boxing match, concentrating mostly ...
Ka-chan umi ga shitteru yo
The film was directed by Buichi Saito.
Nosappu no jū
Pigs and Battleships
Kinta and his lover Haruko, both involved with the yakuza, braved the post-occupation period with a goal to be together.
Joe of Aces: Gambling for a Living
A marine security officer stranded on the ocean in a small boat is rescued by a crew of buccaneers.
A college student is running a business.
Quick Draw Joe
One day, a lone horseman rides into town with a wounded man strapped behind him. Joe, the Ace, had captured one of the bandits who had held up the armored payroll car headed for the dam construction s...
The Man with a Shotgun
Ryoji arrives in a remote mountain town with a shotgun and claims to be a hunter. A web of trouble surrounds the town's mill.
A doctor is sad. His sister's engagement was broken because of her disgrace.
The Rambler Rides Again
The Rambling guitarist starts his journey with more challenge waiting.
Return of the Vagabond
The film is the 3rd in the famous "Wataridori" series. The young rambler, Shinji Taki, arrives in Sadogashima Island, Niigata, Japan. The beautiful girl named Noriko resembles the famous actress Rurik...
The Law's Bloody Wounds
An action masterpiece depicts the Brotherhood of a younger brother who breaks the gang rules and the law, and an older brother who prays for his brother's happiness while becoming a mobster.
Farewell to Southern Tosa
Story of an ex-con trying to go straight, but of course the old ways die hard.
A Turning to Hell
Maki, a porter at the Sakura Hotel, finds a body in Room No. 2 and picks up a piece of paper on which is written "one-third of the key", also the part of a key. From a newspaper he learns that the dea...
A troupe of travelling actors who alternate highlights of kabuki theatre with strip shows are the subject of a ribald tale.
Osaka no kaze
Voice Without a Shadow
Asako, a former telephone operator once heard the voice of a murder suspect which has continued to haunt her. Years later her husband invites his boss, Hamazaki, over for dinner and she realises his v...
The Flesh Is Weak
A woman who grew up in a prestigious household, begins to have an affair outside the marriage.
It’s been five years since her husband had passed away. Fuyuko lives in the quiet suburbs, in a small but loving home with her three beautiful daughters. Haruko, the eldest, is the lead vocalist in a ...
A Sun-Tribe Myth from the Bakumatsu Era
Saheji gets stuck at a high-class brothel when he can't pay the bill. He makes the best of his situation by performing various tasks amidst the tumult of the end of the shogunate, but always by making...
Eikichi Yamashiro, who is a former contender for the boxing title, works as a manager at a Club Champion owned by his fiancé Natsuko’s father. He lost a title match five years ago as he was besotted b...
Tonari no yome
A Japanese film.
The Happy Dancers
The song "Tokyo baka odori" was the subject of a Japanese film.
Reiko, who tolerates abuse in her marriage to a man 23 years her senior, is friends with Mayumi, a beautiful widow. Reiko meets her husband’s business rival, a young, capable businessman, and falls fo...
Season of the Sun
The film tells the story of a group of high school boxing team members who spend their days drinking, sailing and chasing girls, and who more often than not spend their nights getting into brawls. In ...
Hungry Soul, Part II
A continuation of Hungry Soul, from the same year. Reiko, who tolerates abuse in her marriage to a man 23 years her senior, is friends with Mayumi, a beautiful widow. Reiko meets her husband’s busines...
In 1906, after finishing a tough migrant job in the Philippines, Takichi has returned to Japan. He starts to work as a rickshaw driver, but his lover had died of an illness, leaving a baby girl, Hatsu...
A Girl Isn't Allowed to Love
A Girl isn't Allowed to Love is a 1955 Japanese film directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa.
Princess Yang Kwei Fei
The Emperor is grieving over the death of his wife. The family wants to consolidate their power over the court by giving the Emperor a consort. General An Lushan finds a distant relative working in th...
Japanese drama film.
The Crucified Lovers
Ishun is married to Osan. When Osan is accused of having an affair with Mohei, the pair flee the city and declare their love for each other. Ishun wants his men to separate them.
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