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  • Ep 1 SUB

    House of The Rising Sons (2018)

    House of The Rising Sons
    Genre:
    Biography, Drama, Romance
    Country:
    Chinese
    The musical biography of the 1970s Hong Kong rock band The Wynners. Starting with their humble beginnings as band causing noise in the neighborhood, through to their career of massive stars throughout Asia.
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    Soorma 2018 (2018)

    Soorma 2018
    Genre:
    Biography, Drama, Sports
    Country:
    Indian
    Soorma, a comeback story of the hockey legend Sandeep Singh is a biopic that chronicles the life and times of the famed hockey player.
  • Ep 1 RAW

    Haseena Parkar (2017)

    Haseena Parkar
    Genre:
    Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
    Country:
    Indian
    This courtroom drama tries to decode the life and criminal activities of India's most wanted fugitive - Dawood Ibrahim's late sister Haseena Parkar, who allegedly headed her brother's crime syndicate in Mumbai and ran proxy business for him.
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    First They Killed My Father (2017)

    First They Killed My Father
    Genre:
    Biography, Drama, Historical
    Country:
    Other Asia
    A 5-year-old girl embarks on a harrowing quest for survival amid the sudden rise and terrifying reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.
  • Ep 1 SUB

    Mangal Pandey - The Rising (2005)

    Mangal Pandey - The Rising
    Genre:
    Biography, Drama, Historical
    Country:
    Indian
    The film begins in 1857, when India was ruled by the British East India Company. Mangal Pandey is a sepoy, a soldier of Indian origin, in the army of the East India Company. Pandey is fighting in the Anglo-Afghan Wars...
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    Fearless (2006) (2006)

    Fearless (2006)
    Genre:
    Action, Biography, Drama
    Country:
    Hong Kong
    Huo Yuan Jia became the most famous martial arts fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness, defining the true spirit of martial arts...
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    Thirty Two (2014) (2014)

    Thirty Two (2014)
    Genre:
    Biography, Documentary, Drama
    Country:
    Chinese
    December 1944, 24-year-old Wei Shaolan and her 1-year-old daughter were seized and sent to a Japanese camp, where Wei was forced to work as a 'comfort woman' -- a woman forced into prostitution for Japanese servicemen during World War II....
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    Xuan zang (2016)

    Xuan zang
    Genre:
    Biography
    Country:
    Chinese
    During the Tang Dynasty's during the era of "Zhen Guan" (era name during rule of Emperor Taizong), the young Xuan Zang monk, in his quest for the knowledge in Buddhism, embarked on a journey to India, that is fraught with perils and dangers, natural disasters, and sees the sufferings of the common people. Soldiers gets in his way, his disciples betrays him, he struggles through deserts, runs short of food and water, all in the quest for Buddha's teachings. He finally arrives in India, and studies Buddhism in earnest. By the time he returns to China, he is already 50 years old.
  • Ep 1 SUB

    The Tin Mine (2005)

    The Tin Mine
    Genre:
    Comedy, Drama, Biography
    Country:
    Thailand
    Set in 1950 and based on the series of autobiographical short stories by Archin Panjabhan, the beginning finds Archin expelled from Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University in his sophomore year. He is packed off to southern Thailand, where he supposedly has a...
  • Ep 1 SUB

    Dongju The Portrait of a Poet (2016)

    Dongju The Portrait of a Poet
    Genre:
    Biography, Award Winning
    Country:
    Korean
    Follows the life of poet Yun Dong-Ju (Dec. 30, 1917 – Feb. 16, 1945). He was eventually imprisoned by the Japanese government for being involved in the Korean independence movement.
  • Ep 3 SUB

    Keisei Saimin no Otoko - Kobayashi Ichizo - Yume to Saroban (2015)

    Keisei Saimin no Otoko - Kobayashi Ichizo - Yume to Saroban
    Genre:
    Drama, Period, Biography
    Country:
    Japanese
    A trilogy that commemorates NHK's 90th annyversary.
  • Ep 4 RAW

    Keisei Saimin no Otoko - Kobayashi Ichizo - Yume to Saroban (2015)

    Keisei Saimin no Otoko - Kobayashi Ichizo - Yume to Saroban
    Genre:
    Drama, Period, Biography
    Country:
    Japanese
    A trilogy that commemorates NHK's 90th annyversary.
  • Ep 1 SUB

    Lee Rock II (1991)

    Lee Rock II
    Genre:
    Drama, Crime, Biography
    Country:
    Hong Kong
    The second part of the trilogy chronicling the rise and fall of Hong Kong's top corrupt official. During this time period, Lee Rock enjoys his sucess and has found a new love. But jealousy within the ranks and a new...
  • Ep 1 SUB

    Edo Porn (1981)

    Edo Porn
    Genre:
    Drama, Historical, Biography
    Country:
    Japanese
    The world-famous woodblock artist Hokusai, a widower in need of a steady income, lives with his daughter Oei in the house of his friend Bakin.
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    The Grandmaster (2013)

    The Grandmaster
    Genre:
    Action, Biography, Drama, Martial Arts
    Country:
    Hong Kong

    Hailing from a rich family, Ip Man devoted his life to practicing Wing Chun in the city of Foshan. When Gong Baosen, Chairman of the Chinese Martial Artists Union, decides to mark his retirement with a sparring match in Foshan, Ip is thrust into the limelight as Baosen's chosen opponent.

    Despite objections by Baosen's daughter Gong Er, Baosen goes ahead with the match and and breaks his family's unbeaten record with a rare loss. Gong Er manages to save her family honor by winning a rematch against Ip, and the two even strike up an unspoken bond in the process.

    However, the Sino-Japanese War breaks out, causing Ip to lose his family fortune and Baosen's disciple Ma San to turn to the Japanese for self-preservation. While Ip struggles to care for his family, Gong Er makes a major sacrifice in the name of revenge.

    Meanwhile, a mysterious man named The Razor attempts to leave behind his life as a spy and heads to Hong Kong...

  • Ep 12 RAW

    Yamada Takayuki no Tokyo-to Kita-ku Akabane (2015)

    Yamada Takayuki no Tokyo-to Kita-ku Akabane
    Genre:
    Biography, Drama
    Country:
    Japanese

    During the summer in 2014, popular actor Takayuki Yamada is filming his role in a new movie. During this time, he is having problems separating his character from his real self. Takayuki Yamada decides to read manga “Uhyo! Tokyo-to Kita-ku Akabane.” The manga depicts unique, real people living in the Akabane area of Tokyo. Takayuki Yamada is impressed with the manga. He also decides to go to Akabane to find himself.

    Takayuki Yamada first contacts director Nobuhiro Yamashita and asks him to film him in Akabane. He then makes an appointment to meet manga writer Toru Seino (writer and main character in "Uhyo! Tokyo-to Kita-ku Akabane”) in Akabane. Takayuki Yamada goes on to meet other people from the manga and also interacts with his acting friends Gou Ayano, Kyosuke Yabe, director Hitoshi One, musician Kazuya Yoshii and others.

  • Ep 2 SUB

    Fighter in The Wind (2004) (2004)

    Fighter in The Wind (2004)
    Genre:
    Action, Biography, Drama
    Country:
    Korean
    Choi Bae Dal is a young man with ambition, brawn and a quiet, solitary intellect; the story begins with a short glimpse of how Bae Dal started in his endless search to be great, going from a young street boxer to joining the Japanese Air Force in 1938 during the end of WWII. At the aviation base, he and other Korean men refuse to participate in a kamikaze mission and is therefor discharged and shunned - but not before getting beaten down by proud General Kato Harada, himself a seventh-level Black Belt and indignant to Bae Dal's self-proclaimed Chosun Martial Arts. With the end of the war, he muses on a liberated, yet devastated Korea, comparing it now to his shattered spirit. Staying in Japan, he scrounges a living with his wartime friend Chun Bae, selling a gambling Pachinko Machine. Japan is now brimming with American soldiers and Yakuza, and Bae Dal and Chun Bae manage to get on the wrong side of a local Yakuza. Despite his best efforts to fight back, Bae Dal is beaten again and humiliated, and it is at this moment he is reuinted with his family's old friend and his own fighter-idol, Beom Su. As a guard for a circus troupe, Beom Su knows the Yakuza all too well, and fights them off, keeping Bae Dal and Chun Bae under his care. Pleaing for help, Bae Dal begins his karate training once more under the tutledge of Beom Su. He pratices the moves and ideology he learns by seeking to mete out justice to those wrong-doers in the streets. Thus he saves pretty geisha Youko from being raped by Americans, and a romance blossoms. But when his sensei is killed by the Yakuza and Bae Dal takes his revenge upon the criminals, Bae Dal is not only ashamed of his hasty, bloody and vain actions, but tenfold determinded to hone his craft. So he escapes to the solitary mountains for gruesome physical training, in the likeness of legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi. Prefecting his martial arts and his body, Bae Dal then returns to civilization and immediately scours the country looking for a fight, trying to find anyone skilled enough to match him. Soon every dojo and Black Belt is defeated by his powerhouse karate, and even The New York Times is quoted as calling him "The Toughest Man Alive". News of this soon reaches Kato, his old advesary who is now the head of the Martial Arts Union and insulted by his popularity. The Japanese are, of course, unwilling to admit defeat to a Korean, and claim his martial arts is just thug-fighting. Bae Dal must prove to the world that he is the greatest fighter, all the while telling his love Youko that he is always afraid...
  • Ep 1 SUB

    Bruce Lee My Brother (2010)

    Bruce Lee My Brother
    Genre:
    Biography, Drama, Martial Arts
    Country:
    Korean
    Bruce Lee, My Brother is an action-dramatic biopic of the eponymous martial arts legend as told by his younger brother, Robert Lee. It revolves around Bruce Lee's life as a rebellious adolescent in Hong Kong before he sets off for the USA and conquers the world at the age of 18 with only US$100 in his pocket. As a young man, Bruce was a rebel who was always engaging in street fights with his buddies, Kong and Unicorn, a fellow child actor who would later appear in Fist of Fury and Way of the Dragon. Invincible as he is as a street fighter, Bruce's romantic escapades are not as smooth and successful. He is head over heels in love with Mandy only to realize his mate Kong shares the same passion.
  • Ep 1 SUB

    Admiral Yamamoto (2011)

    Admiral Yamamoto
    Genre:
    Biography, Drama, War
    Country:
    Japanese
    On December 7th, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy", 353 Japanese fighters and bombers launched a brutal surprise attack on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbour, Hawaii. Nearly 2500 U.S. serviceman lost their lives on that fateful morning, and a scandalized nation gave their full support for America's historic entry into the Second World War. Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the brilliant Commander-in-Chief of Japan's Combined Fleet, was the mastermind behind the attack. Marked for death by radical Japanese nationalists for his outspoken opposition to any attack on the United States, what dramatic turn of events could have possibly compelled him to orchestrate the infamous early morning raid?
  • Ep 2 SUB

    The Homeless Student (2008)

    The Homeless Student
    Genre:
    Drama, Family, Biography
    Country:
    Japanese
    'The Homeless Strudent,' film adaptation of a national best-seller autobiography novel 'The Homeless Junior High School Strudent.' After a term closing ceremony, Hiroshi comes up home and finds the yellow tape says "attachment" on the house entrance. 'Dismissed!' Hiroshi's father says unexpected word and dissappears without a trace. Hiroshi suddenly becomes a homeless at fourteen. He starts to spend his nights in public parks and eat cardboard to survive. Homeless life with laughter and tears. However, through the homeless life, Hiroshi learns important things as a person. .
  • Ep 1 SUB

    When a Peking Family Meets Aupair (2014)

    When a Peking Family Meets Aupair
    Genre:
    Biography, Comedy, Drama
    Country:
    Chinese
    The film tells the story of China flower one family suffered brutal babes crazy story. A girl came to a China family, all make me on the spot turns staged: wonderful mother (Xu Fan ornaments), forcing the subway family husband bed, jealousy on lips temptation, to send her daughter go abroad, to the dead makeup is also willing to. There is no sense of being invisible father (Chen Jianbin decoration), life is from the talented guy to grass root uncle, even wearing Bikini and let the Beijing Opera make the dead come back to life, embrace the babes get wet. Now, break the rules, child, husband dangerous savage...... Mother finally awakening!
  • Ep 1 SUB

    Eiga joyu Actress (1987)

    Eiga joyu Actress
    Genre:
    Drama, Biography
    Country:
    Japanese
    "Actress is not just the story that charts the rise of Kinuyo Tanaka, played brilliantly by Sayuri Yoshinaga, who mesmerized and illuminated the screen with her charismatic performance of a legend, from her naively youthful days in pigtails, to coiffed professional veteran of the industry. We see how she started off in the studio system being one of many potential talents available, having her family's economical hopes all pinned on her, and down to having a sugar daddy of sorts in Hiroshi Shimizu (Toru Watanabe) looking over her shoulder, whom she would get into and out of an unhappy secret marriage. Sayuri Yoshinaga provided that spark to endear herself to the audience, and needless to say, made me sit up and wonder just how the real actress was like in person, with her steely guts and perseverance in an industry that saw its brightest and darkest days during militarism and WWII." From IMDB By Dick Steel, Singapore In Actress, Kon Ichikawa shows us much of the life of Kinuyo Tanaka from the time she started as a hopeful in the Studio System until her work with Mizoguchi in Life of Oharu in 1952. The biography is good in itself, but it is cut with documentary footage detailing the state of Japanese cinema at the time in question. This gives us a very enlightening look at the development of the industry as a backdrop to the actress's career as it progresses. In the dramatic/biographic part we meet Shimizu, Gosho, Ozu and Mizuguchi to name some of the significant directors Tanaka worked with and in most cases had emotional relationships with as well. I've been watching Japanese cinema for a long time and this film was a real eye-opener in that it made the whole history of Japanese film come alive while showing a large part of Tanaka's career. It's unfortunate this film only covers her career until 1952. She had so many great roles, but to take on her role in Sandakan No.8 three years before her death in 1977 was impressive. It is surely one of the most impressive displays of acting I have ever seen. Interestingly enough, Sayuri Yoshinaga, who plays Tanaka brilliantly in this film in 1987, went on to have her own tour de force in Nagasaki Bura Bura Bushi in 2000 in another biography, that of the famous geisha, Aihachi. Mind you, in her case she is still doing critically acclaimed work in major productions to this day.
  • Ep 50 RAW

    The Legend Of Bruce Lee (2008)

    The Legend Of Bruce Lee
    Genre:
    Action, Drama, Martial Arts, Sports, Biography
    Country:
    Chinese
    The Legend Of Bruce Lee is a film that takes portions of the 50-part TV series and condenses it into a three hour film about the life of the legendary martial-arts star who changed the world with his style, his movies, his theories and his charismatic acting that transcends time and race. Millions of fans over the 30+ years since his early death at the age of 32 have followed in his footsteps, read his books, been entertained by his movies and learned his own unique form of martial-arts known as Jeet Kune Do. An inspiration to his fans, friends and family this movie is the true story of his life. Produced by Shannon Lee this is the story of his life, and authorized by the Lee family, this is the story of…..The Legend Of Bruce Lee.
  • Ep 1 SUB

    Chihwaseon (2002)

    Chihwaseon
    Genre:
    Biography, Drama
    Country:
    Korean
    In a time of political and social unrest in 19th century Korea, an uncouth, self-taught painter explores his natural talent amidst the repressive world around him.
  • Ep 1 SUB

    Kano 2014 (2014)

    Kano 2014
    Genre:
    Biography, Drama, Historical
    Country:
    Japanese
    In 1928, a group of boys in Taiwan play on the local team Kano. The team has never scored a run or won a baseball game. A former baseball player (Masatoshi Nagase) now accountant in Taiwan decides to manage the unusual group of local and Japanese boys. His goal is to take the team to Koshien (Japan's national baseball championships for high schools).
  • Ep 1 SUB

    Kaneko Misuzu Monogatari SP (2012)

    Kaneko Misuzu Monogatari SP
    Genre:
    Biography, Drama
    Country:
    Japanese
    Kaneko Misuzu Monogatari (TBS Drama Special, 09 July 2012) tells about the brief life of poet and songwriter Kaneko Misuzu (real name, Kaneko Teru). The story starts in the spring of 1920, Kaneko Teru (Ueto Aya) has just graduated from high school. She is young and vibrant and has dreams of becoming a poet. Her cousin, Masasuke (Imai Tsubasa) is very fond of her, and yearns to tell her of his feelings. However, he does not know the awful truth about his adoption, and that he is actually the younger brother of Teru. Feeling that Masasuke and Teru are getting too close for comfort, Masasuke's adoptive father tries to separate the two. Later on, Teru will also be forced into an unhappy marriage with a man she does not love... ~ earthcolors
  • Ep 48 RAW

    Deng Xiao Ping (2014)

    Deng Xiao Ping
    Genre:
    Drama, Biography
    Country:
    Chinese
    "Turning point in the history of Deng Xiaoping," is the official commemoration of Deng Xiaoping's 110th birthday this year's "generous." Watch this film say in advance: the play for the first time demonstrated the high level of political struggle since 1976, "hit in the past few touches of bold theme", "taste less propaganda", "young people are able to see down." Some people think that "must be fire", it was said that the film will be controversial. The producers said "give leadership at all levels of review discs over ten thousand"; allegedly families watching the first episode of Deng Xiaoping said: "This is our family's Father." According to media reports, a total of 48 sets the play, describing the 1976-1984 years of Deng Xiaoping, Deng Xiaoping was 8 years most glorious eight years, his personal political career reached its peak, while China is in the most subtle, the most important turning point, high-rise in complex scenarios of years, including smash gang of four, came to Hua Guofeng, Deng Xiaoping how to win in the political game, of these films are not evaded. Sensitive figure in the history of Hua Guofeng, Hu Yaobang, also did not shy away. Deng life of the content, but also play more than a manifestation of such treatment, brush.
  • Ep 1 SUB

    Tenchi The Samurai Astronomer (2012)

    Tenchi The Samurai Astronomer
    Genre:
    biography, drama
    Country:
    Japanese
    Based on the life of Santetsu Yasui (December 27, 1639-November 1, 1715), appointed as the first official astronomer in the Edo Period and would go on to create the Jokyo calendar at the imperial request.