13 Collections

  • Juzo Itami & Nobuko Miyamoto

    1 season

    This director-actor duo collaborated on a string of genre-bending films anchored by fiercely independent women.

  • The Last Dance

    Movie

    Directed by Juzo Itami • 1993 • Japan

    A successful Japanese movie director in his 60s becomes increasingly ill while working on his latest film. His family, friends, and doctor try to keep the secret of his terminal cancer from him, but it gradually becomes clear. Coming to terms with his own mo...

  • Woman in Witness Protection

    Movie

    Directed by Juzo Itami • 1997 • Japan

    Biwako is the sole witness to a grizzly murder. When she is convinced to play bait for the killer two cops are assigned to protect her, one who is a super-fan and the other who couldn't care who she is.

  • Supermarket Woman
    Movie + 1 extra

    Supermarket Woman

    Movie + 1 extra

    Directed by Juzo Itami • 1996 • Japan

    In this vibrant comedy, a failing supermarket manager hires an energetic woman to help him compete with a rival business. Directed by Juzo Itami.

  • A Quiet Life

    Movie

    Directed by Juzo Itami • 1995 • Japan

    Melodrama about the life of a mentally handicapped young man and his devoted sister after their famous novelist father and housewife mother go to Australia on a business trip.

  • The Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion

    Movie

    Directed by Juzo Itami • 1992 • Japan

    An upscale Japanese hotel hires Mahiru Inoue, a lawyer adept at dealing with the Yakuza, to help them rid their hotel of the local gangsters so they can get a contract for a meeting of important foreign officials.

15 Videos

  • Juzo Itami & Nobuko Miyamoto

    This director-actor duo collaborated on a string of genre-bending films anchored by fiercely independent women.

  • The Making of TAMPOPO

    Director Juzo Itami narrates this behind-the-scenes documentary on TAMPOPO, shot during the film’s production in 1985.

  • Tampopo

    Directed by Juzo Itami • 1985 • Japan

    The tale of an eccentric band of culinary ronin who guide the widow of a noodle-shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, this rapturous "ramen western" by Japanese director Juzo Itami is an entertaining, genre-bending adventure underpinned by a deft...

  • The Last Dance

    Directed by Juzo Itami • 1993 • Japan

    A successful Japanese movie director in his 60s becomes increasingly ill while working on his latest film. His family, friends, and doctor try to keep the secret of his terminal cancer from him, but it gradually becomes clear. Coming to terms with his own mo...

  • Woman in Witness Protection

    Directed by Juzo Itami • 1997 • Japan

    Biwako is the sole witness to a grizzly murder. When she is convinced to play bait for the killer two cops are assigned to protect her, one who is a super-fan and the other who couldn't care who she is.

  • Supermarket Woman

    Directed by Juzo Itami • 1996 • Japan

    In this vibrant comedy, a failing supermarket manager hires an energetic woman to help him compete with a rival business. Directed by Juzo Itami.

  • A Quiet Life

    Directed by Juzo Itami • 1995 • Japan

    Melodrama about the life of a mentally handicapped young man and his devoted sister after their famous novelist father and housewife mother go to Australia on a business trip.

  • The Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion

    Directed by Juzo Itami • 1992 • Japan

    An upscale Japanese hotel hires Mahiru Inoue, a lawyer adept at dealing with the Yakuza, to help them rid their hotel of the local gangsters so they can get a contract for a meeting of important foreign officials.