Kaori Momoi

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​ Kaori Momoi  (born April 8, 1952 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actress. Momoi was born in Tokyo, and at the young age of 12 traveled to London to study dance at the Royal Ballet Academy. After 3 years she returned to Tokyo, later graduating from Japan's Bungakuza School of Dramatic Arts. In 1971, Momoi debuted in director Kon Ichikawa's Ai Futatabi (To Love Again) beginning a career that has already spanned 35 years and over 60 films. As an actress, she has worked with some of the most notable films directors in Japan, including Akira Kurosawa (Kagemusha, 1980), Tatsumi Kumashiro (Seishun no Satetsu, 1974), Yoji Yamada (The Yellow Handkerchief, 1977 and Otoko wa Tsuraiyo, 1979), Shohei Imamura (Why Not?, 1981), Shunji Iwai (Swallowtail Butterfly, 1996), Jun Ichikawa (Tokyo Yakyoku, 1997), Mitani Koki (Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald, 1997), Yoshimitsu Morita (Like Asura, 2003) and, most recently, Takashi Miike (IZO, Sukiyaki Western Django). She has also performed in The Sun (2005) directed by Alexander Sokurov and appeared in director Rob Marshall's film Memoirs of a Geisha. For her film performances in Japan, Momoi has won many awards. She has won the Japanese Academy Awards for Best Actress twice and Best Supporting Actress once and was selected Best Actress at the 1983 New York International Film Festival for her role in Giwaku (Suspicion). Popular among Japanese of all ages and a recognized trend setter, Momoi is never idle, pursuing various projects in producing, directing, screenwriting, and design in addition to her acting. She has also released some 15 record albums as a singer and is a much sought after essayist. She won the award for best actress at the 7th Hochi Film Award for Giwaku. Her latest movie is Maris Martinson's movie "Amaya", which was released on September 17, 2010.

Most Popular Kaori Momoi Trailers

Total trailers found: 46

Kagemusha Trailer (1980)

26 April 1980

When a warlord dies, a peasant thief is called upon to impersonate him, in order to protect his clan from appearing weak and vulnerable.

Memoirs of a Geisha Trailer (2005)

06 December 2005

A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.

Sukiyaki Western Django Trailer (2007)

15 September 2007

Several hundred years after the Battle of Dannoura, the Genji and Heike clans face off again in a poor mountain town with a buried treasure legend.

Emperor Trailer (2012)

14 September 2012

As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal.

Izo Trailer (2004)

21 August 2004

Izo is an assassin in the service of a Tosa lord and Imperial supporter. After killing dozens of the Shogun's men, Izo is captured and crucified.

Helter Skelter Trailer (2012)

14 July 2012

Through round after round of extensive plastic surgery and vigorous maintenance, Ririko has become the absolute manifestation of beauty, and becomes a wildly successful model, actress, and singer.

Swallowtail Butterfly Trailer (1996)

14 September 1996

Swallowtail Butterfly takes place in an alternate Japan, in a ghetto where immigrants from all over the world have come to live and make their fortune.

Love and Honor Trailer (2006)

01 December 2006

A look at the relationship between a young blind samurai (Kimura) and his wife, who will make a sacrifice in order to defend her husband's honor.

Tora-san, the Matchmaker Trailer (1979)

04 August 1979

Tora-san helps out a runaway bride.

Kidnapping Blues Trailer (1982)

09 October 1982

A man and a little girl meet in a bicycle parking in Tokyo. The little girl says she wants to watch the sea, and their travel begins.

3.11 A Sense of Home Trailer (2011)

04 November 2011

In memory of the Japanese earthquake on 3.11, each director presents a 3 minute and 11 second short film in tribute to those who were lost that day.

Hong Kong Confidential Trailer (2010)

16 September 2010

One week in one of the most exotic and picturesque cities of the world. The day of changes comes when Amaya meets a charming Englishman, Paul and it dramatically changes Amaya's perception of her cultural and personal identity.

Greetings From Fukushima Trailer (2016)

10 March 2016

A young German woman bonds with an elderly Japanese woman while touring the Fukushima region of Japan in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake.

Tadon and Chikuwa Trailer (1998)

05 December 1998

A film based on two short stories by Shiina Makoto. Tadon is the story of a cab-driver who spends his days listening to his passengers' conversations.

The Girl of Silence Trailer (1995)

17 June 1995

14-year-old Shizuko (Mami Nakamura) dreams of drawing manga in Tokyo to escape her life of poverty and loneliness.

Sweet Scent of Eros Trailer (1973)

24 March 1973

Yukie, Koichi and Akira are rogues looking for a place to crash. They move into a house which Etsuko (Kaori Momoi) inherited from her parents.

Suspicion Trailer (1982)

18 September 1982

Oh Lucy! Trailer (2014)

10 September 2014

Setsuko, a 55-year-old single 'office lady' in Tokyo, is given a blonde wig and a new identity, 'Lucy,' by her young unconventional English instructor.

Hee Trailer (2016)

13 February 2016

Years after she related to him the story of her parents’ death in a fire, for which – rightly or wrongly – she feels responsible, Japanese psychiatrist Dr.

The Sun Trailer (2005)

17 February 2005

The Sun (Russian: Сóлнце, Solntse) is a 2005 Russian biographical film depicting Japanese Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) during the final days of World War II.

Onna ga ichiban niau shokugyo Trailer (1990)

22 December 1990

Bounce Ko Gals Trailer (1997)

18 October 1997

Filmed somewhat in documentary style, it follows three girls over the span of one day and night in the Shibuya district of Tokyo.

The Yellow Handkerchief Trailer (1977)

30 September 1977

The story starts with Kinya, who has recently upgraded his car. He’s a young adult and he’s single so naturally he uses his ride to ahem, look for companions.

The Island Tales Trailer (2000)

11 February 2000

A group of disparate characters find themselves trapped overnight on a island somewhere off the coast of mainland China.

No More Comics! Trailer (1986)

23 August 1986

Stuck doing show-biz schlock, an investigative reporter stumbles on a scheme to swindle pensions through an attractive gold futures scam, a potential news-story.

The Gate of Youth Part 2 Trailer (1982)

23 January 1982

Mid 50s: the trials and tribulations of Shinsuke Ibuki, freshly arrived in Tokyo from Kyushu.

USB Trailer (2009)

06 June 2009

Yuichiro wants to be an film director but his widowed mother wants him to become a doctor. As radiation leaks permeate the city, he tries to clear his debts by signing up for a dangerous medical experiment.

The Assassination of Ryoma Trailer (1974)

02 August 1974

Story of the last three days in the life of Sakamoto Ryoma (1836-1867), imperial loyalist who tried to unite the Choshu and Satsuma clans and prepared the way for the Meiji Restoration (1868).

The Yakiniku Movie: Bulgogi Trailer (2007)

05 May 2007

Korean-Japanese director Gu Su Yeon makes his directorial debut with the mouthwateringly delicious The Yakiniku Movie: Bulgogi.

Heaven Sent Trailer (1979)

28 December 1979

Sayoko (Kaori Momoi) is desperate to bear a child of her own, but her live-in boyfriend Shinsaku (Tsunehiko Watase) strenuously objects to the idea.

The Youth Killer Trailer (1976)

23 October 1976

Though his parents help him run the family business, Jun still feels persecuted by their love; when they bar him from meeting with his girlfriend, tensions increase.

No More Easy Life Trailer (1979)

25 December 1979

Mariko is living the life of a typical Japanese college student in the 70's, spending far more of her time balancing boyfriends and part-time jobs than on her schoolwork.

Onyanko the Movie - One Shot Crisis! Trailer (1986)

23 August 1986

The story revolves around a hardcore Onyanko Club fanatic who decides he wants to kill the girls to prevent the young, cute idols from getting old and married - in a sense, to preserve their youth for eternity.

Last Chestnuts Trailer (2010)

25 August 2010

One day, a mother who used to be hospitalized in Tokyo comes to Kashihara city in Nara prefecture to find her son.

Crossfire Trailer (2000)

10 June 2000

Junko was born with a type of ESP called pyrokinesis which she can use to incinerate anyone and anything at will.

Yume no mani mani Trailer (2008)

18 October 2008

Recently appointed dean at a film school, Kimuro Hajime develops a special concern for one of his students, Daisuke.

Ichijiku no kao Trailer (2006)

01 January 2006

Comedy about a woman who finds a new life after she loses her busband.

The Many Faces of Chika Trailer (2005)

05 January 2005

Director Kazuo Hara tells the tale of the eponymous Chika and four different relationships she has during the turbulent political climate of the 1970s.

Tokiwa: The Manga Apartment Trailer (1996)

23 March 1996

There still stands a famous apartment building where such prominent manga artists as Tezuka Osamu, Shotaro Ishinomori and Fujio Akatsuka once lived, worked, and shared experiences.

A Giant Monster Appears in Tokyo Trailer (1998)

26 September 1998

A large, dinosaur-like monster has risen from Tokyo Bay and attacked the city. As the government collapses into chaos, the people of a rural town in Fukui Prefecture, from whose perspective we see the entire movie, watch as the events unfold on TV.

Tokyo Lullaby Trailer (1997)

20 June 1997

Hamanaka Koichi (Nagatsuka Kyozo) returns to his wife Hisako (Baisho Mitsuko) and family in a sadder, run-down section of eastern Tokyo after having run away from home years before.

Why Not? Trailer (1981)

08 January 1981

The film depicts carnivalesque atmosphere summed up by the cry "Ee ja nai ka" ("Why not?") in Japan in 1867 and 1868 in the days leading to the Meiji Restoration.

Main Theme Trailer (1984)

14 July 1984

One day, kindergarten teacher meets a novice magician and together they travel to another city to find love.

Bitterness of Youth Trailer (1974)

29 June 1974

A footballing law student tutors an undergraduate, developing into a romance that soon enough goes awry.

The Yen Family Trailer (1988)

14 May 1988

Comedy about a family and their obsession for making money.

Lost Lovers Trailer (1971)

05 November 1971

A rebel youth joins a duo of entertainers only able to communicate by gesturing; when the female performer is suddenly abducted, he and Takeru must take action.