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今村昌平 1926-2006

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Narayamabushi kō The ballad of Narayama by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

29 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a village, everyone who reaches the age of 70 is banished to the top of Mt. Narayama to die, so as not to be a burden on the village and bring disgrace upon their family. Orin is 69 and despite being in good health, her time is coming. First, though, she has things to do and a score to settle
11'09"01 September 11 a film by Samīrā Makhmalbāf( Visual )

30 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven film makers from different countries each contributed one short film, eleven minutes nine seconds and one frame long, as a reaction to the September 11 2001 World Trade Center tragedy. The film makers consist of Samira Makhmalbaf, Claude Lelouch, Youssef Chahine, Danis Tanovic, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Ken Loach, Alejandro Inarritu, Amos Gitai, Mira Nair, Sean Penn and Shohei Imamura
Fukushūsuru wa ware ni ari by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

20 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A laserdisc version of the film, based on one of the most sensational true crime stories of modern Japanese history. Iwao Enokizu, self-styled 'King of the Criminals', sparked a nationwide manhunt after committing a series of murders across Japan. This film recounts Enokizu's story and his eventual capture
Unagi The eel by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yamashita's quiet country life has fatally changed when he found out his wife's affair and killed her instantly. On parole after eight years in prison, he returned to his sleepy hometown to open a small barbar shop. An eel was the only one he could trust and feel comfortable with, until he accidentally helped the life of a strange young woman, Keiko, who was attempting suicide. An odd love story of a reformed wife-killer and a troubled runaway, with a lot of twists
Kuroi ame by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in Japanese and No Linguistic content and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. and Mrs. Shizuma and their niece Yasuko make their way through the ruins of Hiroshima, devastated by the atomic bomb. Five years later, Yasuko is living with her aunt and uncle, and her senile grandmother, in a village containing many survivors of the bombing. Yasuko does not appear to be affected, but the Shizumas are worried about her marriage prospects, fearing that she might succumb to radiation sickness at any time
Jinruigaku nyūmon The pornographers( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in Japanese and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small time porno filmmaker in Osaka, struggles to cope with the corrupt sexual mores in his family, the world outside, and in himself. He peddles his films to condescending executives and panders a little on the side, believing he provides a socially valuable service
Black rain by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an unforgettable movie about humanity and survival after the 1945 atomic catastrophe that changed the world forever
Nippon konchūki( Visual )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays 45 years in the life of a woman and her struggles to survive. The story progresses from her life as a country girl to her years as a successful and ruthless madam in Tokyo and back again to her native village
Buta to gunkan( Visual )

14 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in Japanese and No Linguistic content and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays postwar Japan through the power struggles between small-time gangsters in the port town of Yokosuka, where American soldiers are based
Akai satsui by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

12 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sadako is a typical Imamura heroine: one who revels in the pleasures of food, labor, sex, and self-preservation. Carrying the burden of her status as a lowly, poor, prostitute-birthed commoner wife, Sadako is subjected to an escalating series of belittlement both at home and in society
Akai hashi no shita no nerui mizu Warm water under a red bridge( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A frustrated, unemployed architect travels to a remote fishing village in search of a treasure rumored to be hidden in a house near a red bridge. He builds an intense relationship with one of the occupants of the house, a young woman with an "unusual" condition
Eijanaika by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

25 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1866 on the eve of Japan's Meiji Restoration, a handful of vivid characters emerge from the corruption, bloodshed, and eroticism
Kanzō Sensei Dr. Akagi( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in Japanese and No Linguistic content and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set on a small Japanese island near the end of World War II, this is the story of a doctor's obsession to retain his decency and stamp out a deadly disease
Tōkyō monogatari by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows an aging couple, Tomi and Sukichi, on their journey from their rural village to visit their two married children in bustling, post-war Tokyo. Their reception is disappointing: too busy to entertain them, their children send them off to a health spa. After Tomi falls ill she and Sukichi return home, while the children, grief-stricken, hasten to be with her
The pornographers( Visual )

19 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ogata, a small time pornographic filmmaker in Osaka, struggles to cope with the corrupt social mores in his family, the world outside, and in himself
Shohei Imamura's A man vanishes & 5 bonus films( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most important and complex works by two-time Palme d'Or winning director Shohei Imamura, A MAN VANISHES begins as an investigation into one of the thousands of missing persons cases that occur in Japan each year. The film follows the case of Tadashi, a handsome businessman who has suddenly vanished. Imamura and his crew interview the man's fiancée, Yoshie, who is desperately searching for him, and the filmmaker becomes increasingly involved in her life. But the "investigation" casts a shadow of doubt over the couple's relationship, Tadashi's business ventures, his relationship with Yoshie's sister, and even the investigating film director, Imamura himself, who may not be what he seems. Radical film in scope, technique, and aesthetic, A MAN VANISHES distills many of Imamura's central themes and obsessions, the film culminating a stunning sequence that explodes any stable sense of fiction and reality"--Http://icarusfilms.com
Pigs, pimps, & prostitutes 3 films by Shohei Imamura( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pigs and battleships: Portrays postwar Japan through the power struggles between small-time gangsters in the port town of Yokosuka, where there are American soldiers based
Vengeance is mine Fukushu suru wa ware ni ari( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a murderer and rapist who eludes a nationwide dragnet while brazenly traveling throughout Japan committing crime. Based on police records and the nonfiction work by author Ryuzo Saki on the actual case
Dr. Akagi Kanzō sensei( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in Japanese and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set on a small Japanese island near the end of World War II, this is the story of a doctor's obsession to retain his decency and stamp out a deadly disease
Nihon eiga no tanjō( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in Japanese and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Unagi The eel
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Imamura, Shōhei

Imamura, Shōhei 1926-2006

Imamura Shei

Shōhei Imamura.

Shohei Imamura 1926-2006

Shōhei Imamura Japanese film director

Shōhei Imamura japanischer Filmregisseur

Shohei Imamura Japans filmregisseur

Shōhei Imamura japoński reżyser filmowy

Shōhei Imamura ralisateur japonais

Shōhei Imamura regista giapponese

Сёхэй Имамура японский кинорежиссёр и сценарист

Сьохей Імамура

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شوهئی ایمامورا فیلمنامه‌نویس و کارگردان ژاپنی

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イマムラ, ショウヘイ 1926-2006

今村 昌平 1926-2006

今村昌平

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今村昌平 1926-2006

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Unagi The eelVengeance is mine Fukushu suru wa ware ni ari