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Mizoguchi, Kenji 1898-1956

Overview
Works: 453 works in 1,317 publications in 5 languages and 10,391 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Ghost films  Samurai films  Historical films  Fiction  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Director, Author, Restager , Film editor, Scenarist, Performer, Other, Conceptor, Author of introduction, fmd, Dedicatee, Artist, Creator, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Kenji Mizoguchi
Ugetsu by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

98 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quite simply one of the greatest of filmmakers, said Jean-Luc Godard of Kenji Mizoguchi. And Ugetsu, a ghost story like no other, is surely the Japanese director's supreme achievement. Derived from stories by Akinari Ueda and Guy de Maupassant, this haunting tale of love and loss, with its exquisite blending of the otherworldly and the real, is one of the most beautiful films ever made
Sanshō dayū Sansho the bailiff by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

43 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 781 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 --
Saikaku ichidai onna by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

49 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 588 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
Ōsaka erejī Osaka elegy by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

43 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 449 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
Akasen chitai Street of shame by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

14 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 349 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
Yoru no onnatachi Women of the night / a Shochiku film ; screenplay by Yoshikata Yoda ; directed by Kenji Mizoguchi by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

6 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and English and held by 299 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
Ugetsu : Kenji Mizoguchi, director by Keiko I McDonald( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gion no shimai Sisters of the Gion / a Daiichi Eiga production ; screenplay by Yoshikata Yoda ; original story and direction by Kenji Mizoguchi by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

7 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in Japanese and English and held by 244 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
Sansho the bailiff Sanshō-dayū by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

25 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a medieval Japanese folktale, this is a story of an aristocratic family broken up by politics and slave traders has been considered Mizoguchi's masterpiece
Shin Heike monogatari by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

22 editions published between 1953 and 2006 in Japanese and English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In twelfth century Japan, the Fujiyawa clan confronts the problems of famine, riots, and the growing power of the Samurai
Utamaro and his five women by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

18 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The highly-embellished account of a great artist, set against the background of Tokyo in the late 1700s
Zangiku monogatari The story of the last chrysanthemum by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

16 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 156 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
Gion no shimai Sisters of Gion by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

20 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely regarded as Kenji Mizoguchi's best pre-war film, Sisters of the Gion marks the beginning of the acclaimed director's style
Gionbayashi by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

12 editions published between 1953 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 136 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
The 47 ronin Genroku chushingura( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in Japanese and held by 131 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
Chikamatsu monogatari by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

21 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 17th century Japan, illicit love between a merchant's wife and her servant leads to tragedy. A film classic directed by Kenji Mizoguchi. In Japanese with English subtitles
Princess Yang Kwei Fei by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

21 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 128 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 )

1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Akasen chitai Street of shame by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

26 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1955, the film examines the dreams and problems of the prostitutes living in one Tokyo brothel
The life of O-Haru by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

28 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O-Haru is a beautiful courtesan in 17th century Japan who surrenders to her passion for a commoner. As punishment, she and her parents are banished into exile where O-Haru desperately attempts to escape her past. A compelling and powerful critique of feudal Japan as seen through the eyes of a woman, the film portrays the human dramas and historical settings with unflinching realism and atmospheric detail
 
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Alternative Names
Kenji, Mizoguchi

Kenji, Mizoguchi 1898-1956

Kenji Mizoguchi director de cine japonés

Kenji Mizoguchi Japanese film director and screenwriter

Kenji Mizoguchi Japans filmregisseur

Kenji Mizoguchi réalisateur japonais

Kenji Mizoguchi regista giapponese

Kenji Mizoguchi reżyser japoński

Misogutschi, Kendschi 1898-1956

Mitzoguchi, Kenji 1898-1956

Mizoguchi, Kenji

Mizoguchi, Kenji 1898-1956

Mizoguchi Kenji japanischer Regisseur

Mizogucsi Kendzsi

Кенджи Мидзогучи

Кендзи Мидзогути

Кэндзи Мидзогути японский кинорежиссёр и сценарист

קנג'י מיזוגוצ'י

کنجی میزوگوچی کارگردان ژاپنی

কেনজি মিজোগুচি

მიძოგუტი კენძი

미조구치 겐지

ミゾグチ, ケンジ 1898-1956

溝口 健二 1898-1956

溝口健二 1898-1956

溝囗健二 1898-1956

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