films seen
6
average score
3.91*
nationality
Japan - 59 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Rare treats

Funuke, Show Some Love You Losers

by Daihachi Yoshida
Also known as
Funuke Domo, Kanashimi no Ai wo Misero
Specifics
2007 / 112m - Japan
Genre
Comedy, Drama
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rating
4.5*/5.0*
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Funuke, Show Some Love You Losers poster

It's this exact balance that makes Funuke a truly special experience.

The good stuff

Permanent Nobara

by Daihachi Yoshida
Also known as
Pamamento Nobara
Specifics
2010 / 99m - Japan
Genre
Comedy, Drama
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
Permanent Nobara poster

I'm actively seeking out Yoshida's final film, if it proves to be as good as Funuke and Permanent Nobara he's making my select list of directors to watch.

The Wonderful World of Captain Kuhio

by Daihachi Yoshida
Also known as
Kuhio Taisa
Specifics
2009 / 112m - Japan
Genre
Comedy, Drama
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
The Wonderful World of Captain Kuhio poster

While a tad long, Kuhio Taisa is a great film that has little or no trouble keeping your attention. Sakai does a great job portraying Kuhio as a weird, devious but ultimately likable character.

The Kirishima Thing

by Daihachi Yoshida
Also known as
Kirishima, Bukatsu Yamerutteyo
Specifics
2012 / 103m - Japan
Genre
Drama
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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The Kirishima Thing poster

While Yoshida has quite a few stories to tell and quite a few angles to explore, the film still feels like a very tight package, sporting little to no cruft.

Solid pieces

The Scythian Lamb

by Daihachi Yoshida
Also known as
Hitsuji no Ki
Specifics
2017 / 126m - Japan
Genre
Thriller
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
The Scythian Lamb poster

Another solid Yoshida, though not quite as good as the rest of his oeuvre. Six inmates are stationed in a small seaside town as part of a rehabilitation project, it's no surprise then that people start dying soon after. The film is dry yet funny, well acted and sports an interesting soundtrack, but lacks a touch of genius.

Pale Moon

by Daihachi Yoshida
Also known as
Kami no Tsuki
Specifics
2014 / 126m - Japan
Genre
Drama
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Pale Moon poster