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Mizoguchi, Kenji 1898-1956

Overview
Works: 506 works in 1,222 publications in 5 languages and 9,824 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Biography  Samurai films  Fiction 
Roles: Director, Film editor, Scenarist, Performer, Conceptor, Other, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Artist, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Ugetsu by Kenji Mizoguchi ( Visual )
82 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two men leave their families and peaceful lives in order to seek their fortunes in the spoils of war, only to be disappointed with what they find
Sanshō dayū by Kenji Mizoguchi ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When an idealistic governor disobeys the reigning feudal lord, he is cast into exile, his wife and children left to fend for themselves and eventually wrenched apart by vicious slave drivers. --
Ōsaka erejī Osaka elegy by Kenji Mizoguchi ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Telephone company employee Ayako agrees to enter into an affair with her married boss, after he promises to support her and her father but setting her off on an apparently irreversible downward spiral
Gion no shimai Sisters of the Gion by Kenji Mizoguchi ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two geisha sisters - one modern-minded, the other staunchly traditional - disagree over how to deal with the men controlling their lives and livelihoods. An early work by Kenji Mizoguchi featuring his favored theme of women struggling against societal boundaries
Akasen chitai Street of shame ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The final film of director Kenji Mizoguchi follows the lives of five prostitutes in the Yoshiwara region of Tokyo. Each has a different story and different plans, but they all share an uncertain future as they face the outlawing of their profession
Saikaku ichidai onna ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 17th-century Japan, a samurai's daughter, Oharu, falls in love with a servant. Caught together, the man is beheaded and Oharu and her family are exiled. After enduring further misfortunes as a concubine, a courtesan, wife, and prostitute, Oharu becomes a mendicant nun in her old age. A peerless chronicler of the soul who specialized in supremely emotional, visually exquisite films about the circumstances of women in Japanese society throughout its history, Kenji Mizoguchi (Ugetsu) had already been directing movies for decades when he made The Life of Oharu in 1952
Ugetsu : Kenji Mizoguchi, director by Keiko I McDonald ( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yoru no onnatachi Women of the night by Kenji Mizoguchi ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmed on location in Osaka, Women of the night concerns two sisters, Fusako and Natsuko, one a war widow and the other in an affair with a drug dealer. Along with their younger friend Kumiko they fall into prostitution and moral chaos and a life of gangs and gangsters, trapped by their city's postwar desperation and devastation
Sansho the bailiff Sanshō-dayū by Kenji Mizoguchi ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1954 and 1994 in Japanese and English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this legendary tale set in the 11th century, a kindly governor is exiled, his wife forced into prostitution, and his son and daughter sold into slavery to the tyrannical baliff Sansho." Ten years later, the son escapes, rises to power and searches for his mother.--Container
Utamaro and his five women by Kenji Mizoguchi ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The highly-embellished account of a great artist, set against the background of Tokyo in the late 1700's
Saikaku ichidai onna Life of Oharu ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1952 and 1996 in Japanese and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 17th-century Japan, a samurai's daughter, Oharu, falls in love with a petty noble. Caught together, the man is beheaded and Oharu and her family are exiled. After enduring further misfortunes as a concubine, a courtesan, wife, and prostitute, Oharu becomes a mendicant nun in her old age
Zangiku monogatari The story of the last chrysanthemum by Kenji Mizoguchi ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Kikunosuke, a mediocre actor from a famous Kabuki family, falls in love with a maid, he is cast out. The faithful Otoku supports her husband as he struggles to perfect his art. In the end, she is quite ill, yet willing to leave her husband so that he may take his rightful place at the head of the Kabuki community
Chikamatsu monogatari by Kenji Mizoguchi ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 17th century Japan, illicit love between a merchant's wife and her servant leads to tragedy
Gionbayashi ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Eiko, a beautiful young girl who decides to follow in her mother's foot steps and become a geisha. With no money of her own, she becomes the apprentice to Miyoharu, her mother's best friend. Eiko begins her training, but slowly discovers that beneath the image of traditional beauty lies the hard truth that a woman must sell herself to live
Princess Yang Kwei Fei by Kenji Mizoguchi ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in 8th century China, Princess Yang Kwei Fei tells the story of the last T'ang emperor and the servant girl he falls in love with and makes his princess
Kenji Mizoguchi's fallen women ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[V. 3]. Women of the night. The story of two sisters, Fusako, a war widow, and Natsuko, in an affair with a narcotics smuggler, who, along with their younger friend Kumiko, descend into prostitution and moral chaos amid the postwar devastation surrounding them
The 47 ronin Genroku chushingura by Kenji Mizoguchi ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1941 and 2000 in Japanese and English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This fact-based account, created to inspire patriotic spirit during WWII, is a cinematic exploration of heroism and self-sacrifice which provides a rare glimpse at the price heroes sometimes paid to preserve their honor
Shin Heike monogatari by Kenji Mizoguchi ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1953 and 2006 in Japanese and English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In twelfth century Japan, the Fujiyawa clan confronts the problems of famine, riots, and the growing power of the Samurai
Ugetsu ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1953 and 2005 in Japanese and English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in sixteenth-century Japan, an ambitious potter is haunted by a beautiful ghost and a farmer dreams of becoming a samurai
Akasen chitai Street of shame by Kenji Mizoguchi ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in 1955, the film examines the dreams and problems of the prostitutes living in one Tokyo brothel
 
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Kenji, Mizoguchi
Kenji, Mizoguchi 1898-1956
Misogutschi, Kendschi 1898-1956
Mitzoguchi, Kenji 1898-1956
Mizoguchi, Kenji
Mizoguchi, Kenji, 1898-1956
ミゾグチ, ケンジ, 1898-1956
構口健二, 1898-1956
溝口, 健二, 1898-1956
溝口健二, 1898-1956
溝囗健二, 1898-1956
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