Down in the Valley

Down in the Valley 1984

Short opera. A boy falls in love with a girl after an Appalachian prayer meeting, but her father wants her to go to the dance with a local shyster who the father thinks will bail him out of his money troubles instead.

Seicho Matsumoto's Black Gospel

Seicho Matsumoto's Black Gospel 2014

In 1959, a body of a flight attendant of an international airline is found, strangled. Detective Rokuro Fujisawa takes charge of the investigation with a young detective Ichimura and his investigations lead him to Father Tolbeck as a suspect. But the police are forced to move very discreetly as the time was right after the Second World War, when a sensitive situation that involves Western people and religion is likely to become an international issue. The investigation leads to an unexpected discloser of a shadowy business behind the church that reflects the uncertainty of the time.

See Jane Run

See Jane Run 1995

Jane is a woman who does not remember her husband nor her daughter who has died some years ago because of a severe amnesia. As she suffers this loss of memory she has some paranormal sensations feeling that something strange and terrible will happen...

Lies Before Kisses

Lies Before Kisses 1991

A wealthy publisher is accused of murdering a prostitute he had once spent the night with. The accusations appear false until his own son testifies against him. Desperate to discredit her stepson, the publisher's wife tries to clear her husband's name, but is drawn deep into a tangled web.

Margaret Bourke-White

Margaret Bourke-White 1989

Double Exposure: The Story of Margaret Bourke-White is a 1989 made-for-television film biography about the life of photographer Margaret Bourke-White.

Kekkon ni Ichiban Chikakute Tooi Onna

Kekkon ni Ichiban Chikakute Tooi Onna 2015

Beppu Sumire is a wedding planner who works for True Love Bridal (TLB), a well-established wedding hall. Her late mother, Sakura, showered love on her and would always tell her that she is lovely. After she passed away, Sumire lived with her father, Tetsuro. Sumire gave up on her own romance long ago because of her disappointing looks. But she works hard with a smile even when she gets scolded by her stern superior, Umemiya Hitomi, her impertinent junior, Sudo Yuri, pins trouble on her, and her relationship with her father is not working out, in order to bring smiles to many people’s faces.

On Golden Pond

On Golden Pond 2001

Ethel and Norman Thayer are an old couple living "On Golden Pond". Their daughter, Chelsea, is 42 years old, and has never been married. She is dating a 45 year old dentist, and brings him up to Golden Pond to meet her parents. Her boyfriend, Bill, has a 14 year old son named Billy, who comes along. Young Billy has been virtually raised by his mother, who is newly divorced from his father. The troubled child is left with the elderly Thayers for some time, as his father and Chelsea take off for a tour of Europe. Character-driven story about an elderly man coming to terms with his age, and the nearing of death; a middle-aged woman attempting to enter into a father-daughter relationship with her dad, whom she has never known closely; and a young teenager dealing with parental divorce.

Nadeshiko Tai

Nadeshiko Tai 2008

The story is set in Chiran, Kagoshima, the site of a secret base used to launch kamikaze missions during the war. At the time, a group of young girls known as the Nadeshiko Tai were gathered to help out at the base. The drama will be part documentary and it is based on the experiences of 78-year-old Shoko Nagasaki, a survivor of the Nadeshiko Tai.

Venus and Mars

Venus and Mars 2015

When an attack on a Palmerston North fraud detective made headlines in October 1996, the New Zealand public followed the media reports with fascination. They read like a plot of a Hollywood film or detective novel. Poison pen letters, satanic worship, a police hate crime, and a mysterious and violent pyromaniac. But little did the public know that as the truth emerged, the story was going to get far more bizarre, and the police would turn the focus of their investigation on one of their own.

Schöne Aussicht

Schöne Aussicht 2007

The Berlin teacher Anna Wiegand takes over the management of the elementary school of a contemplative Black Forest village. But the attempt of the dedicated teacher to bring a fresh breeze into the well-worn school life, met with her stubborn colleagues in the province on little love. When Anna also approaches the local size, Count Alexander von Schönberg, whose daughter reveals a long covered reading weakness, she finally brings him up against her.