Okada, Eiji 1920-1995
Most widely held works by Eiji Okada
Hiroshima mon amour ( Visual )
76 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,403 libraries worldwide
A Japanese architect and a French actress engage in a brief intense affair in Hiroshima in 1959. Both deal with their personal memories of World War II--he by articulating his firsthand experience with nuclear disaster, she by remembering her traumatic affair with a German soldier.
The ugly American ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 352 libraries worldwide
As a compassionate American Ambassador to the strife-torn Southeast Asian nation of Sarkhan, Brando tries to keep Communists in the North from overrunning the weakened democracy in the South by making sure a vital road into the country's inaccessible interior goes through.
砂の女 Woman in the dunes ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
An entomologist is tricked by villagers into spending the night in a shack in a sandpit with a widow whose task is endlessly to haul away sand. He finds he cannot escape and gradually develops an intense, erotic bond with his companion and resigns himself to a lifetime of hypnotic routine.
Suna no onna Woman in the dunes ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 255 libraries worldwide
A strange erotic allegory about an entomologist stranded on a remote beach and given shelter for the night in a sandpit inhabited by a hapless woman. When morning comes, he finds himself trapped into living with the woman. He develops an intense bond with his companion and resigns himself to a lifetime of hypnotic routine.
異聞猿飛佐助 Samurai spy ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 253 libraries worldwide
"Spy networks gather information for the clans supporting and opposing the shogunate."--Www.kitparker.com.
Three films by Hiroshi Teshigahara ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 235 libraries worldwide
Pitfall: When a miner leaves his employer and treks out with his young son to become a migrant worker, he finds himself moving from one eerie landscape to another, intermittently followed (and photographed) by an enigmatic man in a clean, white suit, and eventually coming face-to-face with his inescapable destiny.
The Yakuza ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia.
Woman in the dunes Suna no onna ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in Japanese and English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
An amateur biologist escapes the bustle of the city by studying beetles in remote sand dunes. After missing the last bus, he accepts a villager's offer to spend the night in a widow's shack at the bottom of a deep sand pit. In the morning he finds he is trapped. At first enraged, the man's hatred for the woman soon turns to searing, erotic lust.
他人の顔 The face of another ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 165 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.
Marlon Brando 4-movie collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
The night of the following day: Professional criminals successfully kidnap a young girl from her wealthy family, but their plans become undone as they realize there is no trust between them.
修羅雪姬 Lady Snowblood ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 88 libraries worldwide
"Trained in the arts of death by the priest who adopts her, Yuki sets out to find the four villains who destroyed her family"--Container.
Traffic jam ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in Japanese and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Story of the ordinary Japanese family who are caught in a heavy traffic jam and encounter various events on the way from Tokyo to their hometown on the New Year's Holiday season.
Woman in the dunes Suna no onna ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and Japanese and held by 70 libraries worldwide
This strange and poetic drama of a man and woman trapped at the bottom of a sand dune makes a statement about the enslavement of the spirit.
冥府魔道 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Ogami meets five challengers on the road, and after defeating each one he receives part of his required fee. He also learns the story of a daimyo without a male heir who has registered his daughter as a son and raised her as a boy. Hired by the daimyo to eliminate a rogue lama with evil intentions on the throne, Ogami carries out his part of the bargain, then sets off for the daimyo's castle to set things right.
新座頭市物語笠間の血祭り ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 55 libraries worldwide
"The flip of a coin leads the blind masseur and master swordsman Zatoichi to his hometown, a place he has not visited in over two decades. Despite his extended hiatus, he finds that several people remember him from his hellcat youth, including a 'sister' that he never knew he had and the village's local government Superintendant. But things never stay quiet for the masseur for very long. An old face from Ichi's childhood, Shinbei, has hatched a nefarious plot to rob the town of thier valuable community quarry. The masseur is caught in the unenviable position of mediating the conflict between his former pal and the home of his youth, with neither side willing to budge. Can Ichi,the champion of the weak and oppressed, do the right thing, even if it pits him against his childhood chum?"--Container. The 25th movie in the series.
Hiroshima mon amour by Alain Resnais ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1959 and 2004 in French and held by 50 libraries worldwide
A Hiroshima où elle tourne un film pour la paix, une française et un japonais se rencontrent. Chacun d'eux est marié. Pourtant ils s'aiment et passent ensemble leur première nuit. Lui, c'est Hiroshima, son passé : l'explosion de la bombe atomique. Elle c'est Nevers, son passé : son premier amour, un allemand tué à la Libération et la peur des femmes tondues.
遥かな時代の階段を Harukana jidai no kaidan o = The stairway to the distant past ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 49 libraries worldwide
"Broke, his vintage Nash convertible repossessed, private eye Mike Hama is reduced to combing the mean streets of the Yokohama waterfront on a borrowed bicycle. But when Lily, a beautiful stripper from out of Hama's past, returns to town, the fuse is lit on a criminal powder keg set to blow the lid off the Yokohama underworld. Hama's search for his long lost parents soon has him up to his neck in a simmering conspiracy pitting corrupt politicians, local Yakuza gangsters and the Taiwanese mafia against the mysterious 'Man in White.' Forced to admit the truth of his past to both himself and his plucky kid sister, Hama now must discover whether private eyes are born or made--if he can just keep from getting killed first."--Container.
Hiroshima mon amour ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in French and English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
During the filming of an anti-war film in Japan, a French actress falls in love with a Japanese architect. While sharing an intimate relationship, they also begin sharing the memories of a war experienced at opposite sides of the world.
Mother [Okāsan ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in Japanese and held by 31 libraries worldwide
A portrait of silent sacrifice and secret strength in the struggles of a working class family during the postwar era.
Kanojo to kare She and he ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1998 in Japanese and held by 26 libraries worldwide
A woman becomes discontent with the empty life she and her husband are leading. She attempts to reach out to the outside world and express her inner feelings with unexpected consequences.
Abe, Kōbō,--1924-1993 Actresses Ambassadors Americans Architects Bombardment of Hiroshima-shi (Japan : 1945) Burns and scalds Coal miners Communism Drama Entomologists Erotic films Espionage Existentialism Experimental films Face--Surgery Fantasy films Feature films Feature films Feudalism Fiction films Film adaptations Foreign films France Ghosts Historical films History Identity (Psychology) Japan Japan--Hiroshima-shi Kidnapping Love Man-woman relationships Melodrama Melodrama Migrant labor Motion pictures Motion pictures, French Motion pictures, Japanese Organized crime Samurai Samurai films Sand dunes Southeast Asia Spies Spy films Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Widows World War (1939-1945) Yakuza
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