films seen
7
average score
3.57*
nationality
Japan - 50 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Rare treats

Ten Nights of Dreams

by Yoshitaka Amano, Kon Ichikawa, Akio Jissoji, Masaaki Kawahara, Suzuki Matsuo, Miwa Nishikawa, Atsushi Shimizu, Takashi Shimizu, Keisuke Toyoshima, Yudai Yamaguchi, Nobuhiro Yamashita
Also known as
Yume Ju-Ya
Specifics
2006 / 100m - Japan
Genre
Horror, Mystery
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rating
4.5*/5.0*
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Ten Nights of Dreams poster

A wonderful collection of shorts, visually pleasing, fun to watch and from time to time refreshingly weird.

Solid pieces

Maniac Hero

by Keisuke Toyoshima
Also known as
Hero Mania: Seikatsu
Specifics
2016 / 109m - Japan
Genre
Comedy, Action
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Maniac Hero poster

Fun, creative and quirky spin on the superhero genre. Even though Toyoshima is somewhat of a veteran director by now, the film still feels young and fresh. There's no lack of interesting ideas, the execution is on point and the actors are in on the joke. It lacks a little refinement, but otherwise it's a very amusing film.

Moriyamachu Driving School

by Keisuke Toyoshima
Also known as
Moriyama Chû Kyôshûjo
Specifics
2016 / 103m - Japan
Genre
Comedy
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Moriyamachu Driving School poster

A very pleasant and enjoyable comedy that goes for a blend of dry and quirky, without getting too absurd or outlandish. Some slight touches of drama add a little bit of depth, but it's clear that it doesn't aim to be too serious. It's a film without real highlights, yet amuses the entire time. Very fine filler indeed.

There Is No Lid on the Sea

by Keisuke Toyoshima
Also known as
Umi no Futa
Specifics
2015 / 83m - Japan
Genre
Drama
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
There Is No Lid on the Sea poster

An Encyclopedia of Unconventional Women

by Yoshihiro Fukagawa, Kôji Kawano, Yûka Ohsumi, Takashi Shimizu, Keisuke Toyoshima, Renpei Tsukamoto, Yudai Yamaguchi
Also known as
Hijoshi Zukan
Specifics
2009 / 105m - Japan
Genre
Comedy
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
An Encyclopedia of Unconventional Women poster

Unholy Women

by Keita Amemiya, Takuji Suzuki, Keisuke Toyoshima
Also known as
Kowai Onna
Specifics
2006 / 107m - Japan
Genre
Horror, Mystery
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Unholy Women poster

The inoffensive

Tales of Terror

by Keita Amemiya, Shun'ichi Hirano, Ryûta Miyake, Hirohisa Sasaki, Kôsuke Suzuki, Keisuke Toyoshima, Akio Yoshida
Also known as
Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro: Gekijô-ban
Specifics
2004 / 92m - Japan
Genre
Horror
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Tales of Terror poster