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乙羽信子 1925-1994

Overview
Works: 133 works in 309 publications in 6 languages and 1,896 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Horror films  Film adaptations  History  Ghost films  Biography  War films  Interviews  Samurai films  Television series 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Cartographer, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Onibaba = Demon woman by Kaneto Shindō( Visual )

38 editions published between 1964 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In war-ravaged medieval Japan, a peasant woman and her daughter-in-law eke out an existence by murdering soldiers. A crafty warrior seduces the girl who manages to save his life until her mother-in law takes revenge
Yabu no naka no kuroneko( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In medieval Japan, a woman and her daughter are raped and murdered by soldiers during a time of civil war. Afterwards, a series of samurai returning from the war through that area are found mysteriously dead with their throats torn out. The governor calls in a wild and fierce young hero, to quell what is evidently a ghost. He encounters the two beautiful women, in an eery, beautiful scene. After spiritual purification, he meets the demon in a thrilling fight
The naked island = Hadaka no shima( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The international breakthrough for one of Japan's most innovative filmmakers, who went on to make such other marvelous movies as Onibaba and Kuroneko. It follows a family whose home is on a tiny, remote island off the coast of Japan. They must row a great distance to another shore, collect water from a well in buckets, and row back to their island, a nearly backbreaking task essential for the survival of these people and their land
Hadaka no shima = The naked island by Kaneto Shindō( Visual )

18 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powerful Japanese film about a family struggling for existence on a remote and barren island. No dialogue, story told through the actions of the principal actors
Oyu sama = Miss Oyu by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

16 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un homme s'éprend de la sœur de sa future femme... Une mise en scène exemplaire de Mizoguchi autour d'un triangle amoureux, sublimée par la photographie en noir et blanc
Kuroneko by Kaneto Shindō( Visual )

9 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this poetic and atmospheric horror fable, set in a village in war-torn medieval Japan, a malevolent spirit has been ripping out the throats of itinerant samurai. When a military hero is sent to dispatch the unseen force, he finds that he must struggle with his own personal demons as well. From Kaneto Shindo, director of the terror classic Onibaba, Kuroneko (Black Cat) is a spectacularly eerie twilight tale with a shocking feminist angle, evoked through ghostly special effects and exquisite cinematography
Yabu no naka no kuroneko = Kuroneko( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In medieval Japan, a woman and her daughter are raped and murdered by soldiers during a time of civil war. Afterwards, a series of samurai returning from the war through that area are found mysteriously dead with their throats torn out. The governor calls in a wild and fierce young hero, to quell what is evidently a ghost. He encounters the two beautiful women, in an eery, beautiful scene. After spiritual purification, he meets the demon in a thrilling fight
Genbaku no ko( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film focuses squarely on the devastation of Hiroshima city by the A-bomb, depicting the people dealing with the aftermath, including a dying girl praying for the humanity's peace and a shoeshine boy working hard for his poor surviving family members. The screenplay was based on the life stories of reallife children who were A-bomb victims
The naked island( Visual )

5 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family of four struggles to make a living as the only inhabitants of a small island in the Japanese Setonaikai archipelago
Ugetsu monogatari : daiichibu Jasei no in, dainibu Asajigayado( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ugetsu monogatari: Set in 16th century Japan, a period of bloody civil war, the film is rooted in the postwar psyche of 1950s Japan. It focuses on an ambitious potter haunted by a beautiful ghost and a farmer who dreams of becoming a samurai
Gogo no yuigonjō( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in Japanese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elderly, widowed actress still active in theatre goes to her mountain cottage, which is looked after by an old servant. While there, she is visited by an old theatre friend, suffering confused memory. Another old friend drops by to say goodbye before committing suicide with her husband. With these aging women in their 70s or 80s as the main characters, the film questions the meaning of being old in 1990s Japan
Hadaka no shima( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in Japanese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sole inhabitants of a small island off the coast of Japan are a farmer, his wife, and their two small sons. The simple, but arduous routine of their daily lives is a constant struffle for survival, of never-ending trips to the mainland for precious buckets of water which must be lugged up the rocky, steep slope of the island and then doled out in cupfuls to the meager crops
Kōge( Visual )

8 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of geisha in which the willfullness and selfishness of a mother brings unhappiness to her daughter Tomoko
Aa Himeyuri no Tō( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragedy about "Himeyuri Butai", a group of women who died in the Battle of Okinawa
Oshin = Axin de gu shi( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in Japanese and Vietnamese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl from a poor family is sent away from home at the age of seven to become a domestic servant. After many years of hardship she establishes a local chain of supermarkets and gains independence and success in life
Chikuzan hitoritabi( Visual )

4 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in Japanese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic portrayal of the life of Takahashi Chikuzan, introduced by the musician at beginning
Rakuyōju( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An author looks back at his life in Hiroshima when his father lost all his wealth and his mother kept the family together. Somewhat biographical of Shindō Kaneto
La isla desnuda( Visual )

7 editions published between 1961 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama sin sonido donde la imagen se convierte en narrador absoluto, expresando el sentimiento de
Bokutō kidan( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on famous Japanese novels "Bokutō kidan" and "Danchōtei nichijō", this film is a touching story of love and desire between a middle-aged writer and a youthful, vibrant prostitute from the red-light district. Bokutō kidan takes a melodramatic turn toward the end when the breakout of World War II threatens the future of the relationship
Ningen( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four crew members on Kaijinmaru are lost in the middle of an ocean after a storm. Gradually they are running out of water and food prepared for their original 2-day trip. Each of them fights for his or her own life by trying to outsmart others in extreme situations
 
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Alternative Names
Kaji, Nobuko 1924-

Kaji, Nobuko, 1924-1994

Kaji, Nobuko 1925-1994

Nobuko Otowa actrice japonaise

Nobuko Otowa actriz japonesa

Nobuko Otowa attrice giapponese

Nobuko Otowa Japanese actress

Nobuko Otowa Japans actrice (1924-1994)

Nobuko Otowa japansk skuespiller

Nobuko Otowa pemeran perempuan asal Jepang

Nobuko Otowaová japonská herečka

Otaba, Nobuko, 1925-1994

Otawa Nobuko

Otawa, Nobuko, 1924-1994

Otawa, Nobuko 1925-1994

Otowa, Nobuko.

Otowa, Nobuko 1924?-1994

Otowa, Nobuko 1925-1994

Shindo, Nobuko, 1924-1994

Shindō, Nobuko 1925-1994

Нобуко Отова японская актриса

نوبوکو اوتاوا بازیگر ژاپنی

オトワ, ノブコ

オトワ, ノブコ 1924-1994

乙羽, 信子

乙羽信子 1924-

乙羽信子 1924--1994

乙羽信子 1925-1994

音羽信子 1925-1994

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