films seen
18
average score
2.97*
nationality
Japan - 44 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Nakamura's saving grace is that he manages to combine mainstream sensibilities with a signature style. While his oeuvre lacks a stand-out masterpiece, most of his films are more than distinctive enough and offer solid entertainment.

Solid pieces

Mumon: The Land of Stealth poster

Mumon: The Land of Stealth

by Yoshihiro Nakamura
Also known as
Shinobi no Kuni
Specifics
Japan [2017] - 120 mins
Genre
Action, Romance
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3.5

Like most Nakamura films, very amusing, but never quite masterpiece material. Mumon is fun, funny, well acted and it sports some pretty good action scenes. Yet it lacks something that makes it stand out. Great and enjoyable filler, but nothing more.

The Snow White Murder Case poster

The Snow White Murder Case

by Yoshihiro Nakamura
Also known as
Shirayuki Hime Satsujin Jiken
Specifics
Japan [2014] - 126 mins
Genre
Crime, Mystery
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3.5
See You Tomorrow, Everyone poster

See You Tomorrow, Everyone

by Yoshihiro Nakamura
Also known as
Minasan, Sayonara
Specifics
Japan [2013] - 120 mins
Genre
Drama
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3.5
Potechi poster

Potechi

by Yoshihiro Nakamura
Specifics
Japan [2012] - 68 mins
Genre
Comedy
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3.5
Fish Story poster

Fish Story

by Yoshihiro Nakamura
Also known as
Fisshu Sutôrî
Specifics
Japan [2009] - 112 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy, Music, Sci-fi
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3.5
The Foreign Duck, the Native Duck and God in a Coin Locker poster

The Foreign Duck, the Native Duck and God in a Coin Locker

by Yoshihiro Nakamura
Also known as
Ahiru to Kamo no Koinrokka
Specifics
Japan [2007] - 110 mins
Genre
Drama
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3.5
The Booth poster

The Booth

by Yoshihiro Nakamura
Also known as
Bûsu
Specifics
Japan [2005] - 74 mins
Genre
Horror, Thriller
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3.5

The inoffensive

The Magnificent Nine poster

The Magnificent Nine

by Yoshihiro Nakamura
Also known as
Tono, Risoku de Gozaru!
Specifics
Japan [2016] - 129 mins
Genre
Comedy, History
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3.0

Amusing tale about a village that comes up with an ingenious plan to lend money to its landlord in order to prosper again. Most of the film is spend getting the money needed to pull of the plan. There's little to dislike here, but it's not a very notable film and Nakamura only does the bare minimum in order to get the story told.

Prophecy poster

Prophecy

by Yoshihiro Nakamura
Also known as
Yokokuhan
Specifics
Japan [2015] - 119 mins
Genre
Mystery
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3.0
The Inerasable poster

The Inerasable

by Yoshihiro Nakamura
Also known as
Zange: Sunde wa Ikenai Heya
Specifics
Japan [2015] - 107 mins
Genre
Horror
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3.0
Miracle Apples poster

Miracle Apples

by Yoshihiro Nakamura
Also known as
Kiseki no Ringo
Specifics
Japan [2013] - 129 mins
Genre
Drama
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3.0
Golden Slumber poster

Golden Slumber

by Yoshihiro Nakamura
Also known as
Gôruden Suranbâ
Specifics
Japan [2010] - 139 mins
Genre
Action, Drama, Thriller
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3.0
Route 225 poster

Route 225

by Yoshihiro Nakamura
Specifics
Japan [2006] - 101 mins
Genre
Comedy
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3.0

Time traveling film for kids, but with a surprisingly level-headed twist at the end. Nakamura's made for TV fantasy is quite plain and pedestrian, not helped by some questionable performances, but as time passes it gets more and more intriguing.

Dark Tales of Japan poster

Dark Tales of Japan

by Yoshihiro Nakamura, Masayuki Ochiai, Takashi Shimizu, Koji Shiraishi, Norio Tsuruta
Also known as
Suiyô Puremia: Sekai Saikyô J Horâ SP Nihon no Kowai Yoru
Specifics
Japan [2004] - 92 mins
Genre
Horror
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3.0

Worthy but flawed

A Boy and His Samurai poster

A Boy and His Samurai

by Yoshihiro Nakamura
Also known as
Chonmage Purin
Specifics
Japan [2010] - 108 mins
Genre
Comedy
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2.5

Dubious filler

The Triumphant Return of General Rouge poster

The Triumphant Return of General Rouge

by Yoshihiro Nakamura
Also known as
Jeneraru Rûju no Gaisen
Specifics
Japan [2009] - 123 mins
Genre
Drama, Mystery
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2.0

A pretty tepid and uninspired hospital drama with light mystery elements. The plot is a little aimless and Nakamura's direction feels lazy, almost as if he was finishing up a temp TV project. Some decent performances and a little intrigue make the second half a bit easier to stomach, but this is one of Nakamura's poorer films.

Lizard Baby poster

Lizard Baby

by Yoshihiro Nakamura
Also known as
Watashi no Akachan
Specifics
Japan [2004] - 50 mins
Genre
Horror
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2.0

Plain forgettable

Kaibutsu-kun The Movie poster

Kaibutsu-kun The Movie

by Yoshihiro Nakamura
Also known as
Eiga Kaibutsukun
Specifics
Japan [2011] - 103 mins
Genre
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
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