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本木雅弘 1965-

Overview
Works: 91 works in 259 publications in 9 languages and 2,703 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Animated films  Fantasy films  Science fiction films  Musical films  Horror films  Comedy films  Sports films 
Roles: Actor, Other, Performer, Costume designer, Contributor, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by 本木雅弘
Okuribito by Yōjirō Takita( Visual )

38 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daigo Kobayashi, a cellist, dreamt of going around the world with his wife Mika. Unfortunately, the orchestra folds, so he sells his instrument, retreats to the small town he came from, lives in his late mother's house, and tries to start a new life. He answers a classified ad entitled 'Departures' thinking it is for a travel agency. Daigo's actual responsibilities entail preparing the local decedents for their "casketing," a process with an elaborate ritual of preparation, cleansing, and presentation, all done with great precision, grace, and utmost respect for both the deceased and watching family members. In dire financial straits, Daigo embarks on this new (and ancient) career path. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art, acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and their families
Tekkonkinkreet by Taiyō Matsumoto( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Treasure Town, life can be both gentle and brutal. This is never truer than for our heroes, Black and White, two street urchins who watch over the city, doing battle with an array of old-world Yakuza and alien assassins vying to rule the decaying metropolis. When foreign investors want to destroy the town and turn it to an amusement park, they face their greatest adversaries yet
The bird people in China = Chugoku no chojin( Visual )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Japanese salaryman is sent by his company to a remote Chinese village to evaluate precious Jade that is found there, but before he arrives meets the yakuza who was sent to tail him to protect his bosses interest in the company. When the men finally arrive their mission become sidetracked by their interest in a mysterious young village girl, her haunting English language song and the secret that makes men fly like birds
Sōseiji = Gemini by Shin'ya Tsukamoto( Visual )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful doctor, Yukio's picture perfect life is gradually wrecked, and taken over by his avenging twin brother, who bumps off his family members one by one and reclaims his lover who is now Yukio's wife
Rampo( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mystery author is drawn into a strange and surreal world where his fictional story begins to merge with the world of reality
Sumo do, sumo don't = Shiko funjatta by Masayuki Suo( Visual )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about a group of students in a sumo club
The mystery of Rampo by Kazuyoshi Okuyama( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in Japanese and English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unsuspecting author is drawn into a surreal and sensual world where his fictional creations come to life
Ye Shanghai = The longest night in Shanghai( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Chinese and Japanese and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Japanese star sylist with relationship issues drives around Shanghai with a female cab driver
Gonin by Takashi Ishii( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gonin 2: Man with a bad gambling debt fight against mobsters and gonin female thieves join him for revenge
Nihon no ichiban nagai hi = The emperor in August( Visual )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Japanese and English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le 14 août 1945, lors d'une conférence impériale, l'empereur Showa, Hirohito (Masahiro Motoki), a finalement décidé d'accepter la Déclaration de Potsdam. Cependant, certains jeunes officiers de l'armée de feu ont insisté pour poursuivre la guerre et ont conspiré pour lancer un coup d'Etat. Anami (Koji Yakusho), le ministre de la Guerre, a été contraint de prendre une décision extrêmement difficile
Fanshī dansu( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic comedy about a city boy from a rock band who decides to undertake asceticism at a Buddhist temple in order to take over his father's temple
Nokan die Kunst des Ausklangs( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in German and Japanese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein arbeitsloser Cellist kehrt mit seiner Frau in seine Heimatstadt im Norden Japans zurück, wo er einen Job bei einem Bestattungsunternehmen findet, der lukrativ, aber gesellschaftlich geächtet ist. Trotz zahlreicher äußerer wie innerer Widerstände erkennt er in der rituellen Aufbahrung des Leichnams eine Berufung, da die würdevolle Zeremonie eine heilsame Wirkung auf die Hinterbliebenen ausübt. Mit Hilfe einer ins Slapstickhafte spielenden Komik bricht der Film zunächst Berührungsängste vor dem Thema Tod auf und rundet sich dann zur ruhig erzählten, berührenden Reflexion über das Sterben als Teil des Lebens, die Suche nach innerem Frieden und der Aussöhnung mit dem persönlichen Schicksal. [film-dienst]
Despedidas by Yōjirō Takita( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daigo, antiguo violoncelista de una orquesta que se acaba de disolver, acaba vagando por las calles sin trabajo y sin demasiada esperanza. Por ello decide regresar a su ciudad natal en compañía de su esposa. Allí consigue un empleo como enterrador: limpia los cuerpos, los coloca en su ataud y los envía al otro mundo de la mejor forma posible. Aunque su esposa y sus vecinos contemplan con desagrado este puesto, Daigo descubrirá en este ritual de muerte la chispa vital que le faltaba a su propia vida
Okuribito = Departures by Yōjirō Takita( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daigo Kobayashi, a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved, is left suddenly without a job. Daigo decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife, Mika to look for work and start over. He answers a classified ad entitled "Departures" thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency, only to discover that the job is actually for a "Nokanshi" or "encoffineer," a funeral professional who prepares deceased bodies for burial and entry into the next life. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art of "Nokanshi," acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and the family of the departed
226 by Kazuo Kasahara( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a group of junior army officers who attempted a political coup in Tokyo on February 26, 1936
Raffles Hotel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Actress Moeko comes to Singapore to look for Kariya, the man she loves. She checks in at Raffles Hotel and finds out that he lives in a big house with his wife and children"--Container
Li yi shi no departures zou ming qu = Okuribito = Departures( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Multiple languages and Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Daigo Kobayashi is a cellist whose dream is shattered when his Tokyo orchestra suddenly closes down. Left with no choice but to sell his prized cello, Daigo returns with his wife Mika to his late mother's house, deep in the Japanese countryside. In need of money, Daigo responds to an ad in the paper for a job in 'Departures', mistakenly thinking that it might be somehow related to travel. But to his complete surprise Daigo finds he has applied for a position as an 'encoffineer' - a man who performs the delicate and traditional Japanese ritual of preparing the bodies of the recently deceased for their departure to the next life - and without having time to think about it, he accepts the job."--Container
Tenkū no hachi( Visual )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in 1995. A helicopter, operated remotely, is hovering in the sky over a nuclear power plant. The power company, government and media all receive a fax that if the nuclear power plant is not taken offline within 8 hours the helicopter will be dropped. Also, a young child is in the helicopter. Yuhara, helicopter designer, and Mishima, nuclear power engineer, work frantically to save the child and find the criminal."--IMDb
Supai Zoruge = Spy Sorge by Masahiro Shinoda( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Russian espionage and Japanese journalist who leaked a secret
Nagai iiwake( Visual )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on a book by writer - director Miwa Nishikawa, a recently widowed writer ( Masahiro Motoki, Departures) whose wife died in a bus crash comes to terms with his grief, or lack of it, in caring for the children of a working man who also lost his wife in the same accident."--IMDb, September, 19, 2017
 
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Alternative Names
Masahiro Motoki acteur japonais

Masahiro Motoki actor japonés

Masahiro Motoki attore giapponese

Masahiro Motoki Japanese actor

Masahiro Motoki Japanischer Schauspieler

Masahiro Motoki Japans acteur

Masahiro Motoki japansk skuespiller

Masahiro Motoki pemeran laki-laki asal Jepang

Motoki, Masahiro

Motoki, Masahiro 1965-

Motoki Maszahiro

Масахиро Мотоки

מסהירו מוטוקי שחקן יפני

ماساهیرو موتوکی بازیگر ژاپنی

모토키 마사히로

モトキ, マサヒロ

モトキ, マサヒロ 1965-

本木雅弘

本木雅弘 1965-

本木雅弘 日本の俳優、元歌手

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