Rinko Kikuchi kicked-off her acting career with ‘Will to Live,’ a Japanese film. She appeared in ‘Sora no Ana,’ the celebrated Kazuyoshi Komuri film which was featured at various international festivals. She also starred in ‘The Taste of Tea,’ which was well-received by the audiences and the film was selected for the ‘Cannes Film Festival.’
She gained global recognition for her portrayal of a deaf-mute teenager in ‘Babel,’ a drama film. She earned various accolades and nominations for the same, including an ‘Academy Award’ nomination (she became the first Japanese actress to earn this feat in 50 years0, a ‘Golden Globe’ nomination, and a ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’ nomination.
Some of her other noteworthy works include ‘Norwegian Wood,’ a Japanese romantic film; ‘Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter,’ and ‘Pacific Rim,’ a sci-fi monster film.
She has also earned an ‘independent Spirit Award’ nomination in the category of ‘Best Female Lead.’
The lives of five people, who seem to have no connection to one another, get intertwined, which results in unexpected circumstances.
The reckless son of a Moroccan shepherd accidentally shoots an American woman vacationing with her husband, which the media describes as a terrorist attack. The couple's nanny, forced to take their children with her to Mexico to attend her son's wedding, is stopped at the border, while a traumatized deaf Japanese girl is questioned about her father's missing rifle.
This sci-fi monster film takes us to a time in the future when the Earth is at war with colossal sea monsters known as Kaiju. To combat them, humans create gigantic humanoid machines known as the Jaegers. The film revolves around the story of Raleigh Becket, former pilot, and Mako Mori, his co-pilot, in their final efforts to destroy the Kaiju.
The Brothers Bloom is a comedy-drama film, which tells the story of Stephen and Bloom, who are successful con men. However, Bloom wants to leave this business, but Stephen convinces him to pull off one final job, which involves an eccentric heiress.
During the World War II, just before the Pearl Harbor attack, an American agent arrives in Shanghai, which at the time, was occupied by Japanese forces. When he learns that his friend Conner has been murdered, he tries to find out the mystery behind the death.
Young half-Japanese outcast Kai is rescued from the forest by benevolent Lord Asano Naganori and falls in love with his daughter Mika. Years later, when jealous neighboring lord, Kira, plots to force Asano to commit seppuku, 47 master-less warriors, led by Tengu-raised fighter Kai, plan to avenge Lord Asano and rescue Mika from the clutches of Lord Kira.
Set in 2035, the film is a sequel to Pacific Rim and tells the story of Jake Pentecost, whose legendary father died to keep the humanity safe. Once a promising pilot, Jake now deals with stolen Jaeger parts. But when he receives a message from his sister, the PPDC Secretary General, he gives up his life of crime to save the humanity from an even bigger threat.