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Chiaki, Minoru 1917-1999

Overview
Works: 90 works in 324 publications in 7 languages and 8,874 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Samurai films  Action and adventure films  History  Detective and mystery films  Historical films  Filmed plays  Medical films (Motion pictures)  Experimental films 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Minoru Chiaki
 
Most widely held works by Minoru Chiaki
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

28 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the Middle Ages, the nature of truth and subjective reality are probed in a series of flashbacks from four viewpoints to present the case history of a man's murder and the rape of his wife by a bandit"--Video cover
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

49 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. A Samurai lord kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

28 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits
Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

51 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A princess must escape across enemy lines with the royal treasure, guarded only by a loyal general and two greedy peasants
Les bas-fonds = The lower depths by Jean Renoir( Visual )

12 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in French and Japanese and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working with his most celebrated actor, Toshiro Mifune, Akira Kurosawa faithfully adapts Maxim Gorky's classic proletariat play, keeping the original's focus on the conflict between illusion and reality
Ikimono no kiroku = I live in fear by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

20 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiichi Nakajima (Mifune) decides to relocate his family to the safe haven of Brazil from what he perceives is a nuclear holocaust. His methods of getting them there, by burning down their foundry, leads to his incarceration when the family commits him for being criminally insane. From the confines of the asylum Kiichi drifts into a fantasy world where he believes that the sun is an inferno created by the Earth when it exploded in a nuclear holocaust. 'I Live in fear' is Kurosawa's blatant criticism of the perils of nuclear warfare, and was produced at the height of the Cold War when the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union were all experimenting with nuclear testing. The destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was also a recent and painful memory. This a powerful study of patriarchy in Japanese society, and what Kiichi is willing to do to convince his family to support his beliefs. DVD
Three films by Hiroshi Teshigahara( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woman in the dunes: An amateur entomologist leaves Tokyo to study an unclassified species of beetle that resides in a remote, vast desert. When he misses his bus back to civilization, he is persuaded to spend the night in the home of a young widow who lives in a hut at the bottom of a sand dune
Tanin no kao = The face of another by Hiroshi Teshigahara( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Okuyama, after being burned and disfigured in an industrial accident and estranged from his family and friends, agrees to his psychiatrist's radical experiment: a face transplant, created from the mold of a stranger. As Okuyama is thus further alienated from the world around him, he finds himself giving in to his darker temptations
Miyamoto Musashi kanketsuhen : kettō ganryūjima = Miyamoto Musashi three : duel at Ganryu Island by Hiroshi Inagaki( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musashi is now a legendary swordsman whose latest quest is to save an isolated viallage from rampaging brigands. He also, remains haunted by his memories of Otsu. Meanwhile, the ruthless and increasingly jealous Kojiro plots his battle royal with Musashi to prove who is the finest swordsman in Japan
Karamiai( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On his deathbed, a wealthy businessman announces that his fortune is to be split equally among his three illegitimate children, whose whereabouts are unknown. A bevy of lawyers and associates begin machinations to procure the money for themselves, resorting to the use of impostors and blackmail. Yet all are outwitted by the cunning of the man's secretary, in this entertaining condemnation of unchecked greed
Hakuchi = Idiot by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Idiot, an adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's masterpiece about a wayward, pure soul's reintegration into society, updated by Kurosawa to capture Japan's postwar aimlessness, was a victim of studio interference and public indifference. Today, this "folly" looks ever more fascinating
Gojira no gyakushū( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The movie focuses on Shoichi Tsukioka and Koji Kobayashi, a pair of "fishing scouts," who are the first to discover Godzilla fighting the spiny monster Anguirus on a deserted island. The pilots follow Godzilla as he moves on to Osaka, causing havoc along the way. The men then help the Japanese Air Force distract Godzilla so that the monster can be subdued
Akahige = Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A testament to the goodness of humankind, Akira Kurosawa's Red Beard (Akahige) chronicles the tumultuous relationship between an arrogant young doctor and a compassionate clinic director. Toshiro Mifune, in his last role for Kurosawa, gives a powerhouse performance as the dignified yet empathic director who guides his pupil to maturity, teaching the embittered intern to appreciate the lives of his destitute patients. Perfectly capturing the look and feel of 19th-century Japan, Kurosawa weaves a fascinating tapestry of time, place, and emotion
Shūbun = Sukyandaru( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrayal of a sensitive young artist who is dragged through the mud by a pulp entertainment magazine after an innocent encounter with a pop singer
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complex crime thriller in which a wealthy shoe manufacturer's chauffeur's son is kidnapped in mistake for his own, and he faces a moral dilemma -- should he pay the ransom anyway and risk losing his position?
Gojira no gyakushū = Godzilla rides again( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this, the first sequel to "Godzilla," the big guy battles the spiny monster Anguirus on a small Japanese island. The two beasts fall into the ocean and resume their fight to the death in the city of Osaka
Godzilla raids again( Visual )

3 editions published between 1959 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla battles Anguirus in Japan
Ikimono no kuroku( Visual )

in Japanese and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elderly and wealthy industrialist becomes obsessed with a fear of the atomic bomb. In a futile attempt to save his family he pressures them to leave Japan and move to the rainforest in Brazil where he believes they will be safe. His family, complacent and cynical, is outraged and move to have him declared insane
Seven samurai( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits
Seven samurai( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Rashōmon
Alternative Names
Chiaki, Minoru.

Chiaki, Minoru 1917-1999

Chiaki Minoru japanischer Schauspieler

Minoru Chiaki acteur japonais

Minoru Chiaki actor japonés

Minoru Chiaki attore giapponese

Minoru Chiaki Japanese actor

Minoru Chiaki Japans acteur (1917-1999)

Minoru Chiaki japansk skådespelare

Sasaki, Katsuharu 1917-1999

Sasaki, Katsuji 1917-1999

Минору Тиаки

مینورو چیاکی بازیگر ژاپنی

มิโนะรุ ชิอะกิ

지아키 미노루

チアキ, ミノル 1917-1999

千秋, 実 1917-1999

千秋實 1917-1999

佐々木, 勝治

Languages
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Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortress