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今村昌平 1926-2006

Overview
Works: 338 works in 813 publications in 6 languages and 6,661 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Biography  Interviews  Fiction  Social problem films  Gangster films  Historical films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Actor, Scenarist, Performer, Film editor, Producer, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Adapter, Artist, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Honoree
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Narayamabushi kō The ballad of Narayama by Shōhei Imamura ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 648 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
Unagi by Shōhei Imamura ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yamashita's quiet country life is fatally changed when he finds out about his wife's affair and murders her. On parole after eight years in prison, he returns to his sleepy hometown to open a small barber shop. His only solace is an eel that he has kept as a pet until, as a favor to the town's priest, he agrees to help a young woman with a troubled past
11'09"01 September 11 a film by Samīrā Makhmalbāf ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 409 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 )
14 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 381 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
Kuroi ame by Shōhei Imamura ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in Japanese and No Linguistic content and held by 341 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 )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in Japanese and held by 301 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 ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 290 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 )
15 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 248 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 230 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 hashi no shita no nerui mizu Warm water under a red bridge ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 224 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
Akai satsui by Shōhei Imamura ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 218 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
Kanzō Sensei Dr. Akagi by Shōhei Imamura ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Japanese and French 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
Eijanaika by Shōhei Imamura ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 103 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
The pornographers ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1966 and 1990 in Japanese and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A small time porn 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
Dr. Akagi Kanzō sensei by Shōhei Imamura ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in Japanese and French and held by 73 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
Vengeance is mine Fukushu suru wa ware ni ari ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 69 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
Pigs, pimps, & prostitutes 3 films by Shohei Imamura ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The insect woman: Portrays 45 years in the life of a woman, from her country childhood through the years as a ruthless Tokyo madam and back to her native village
Shohei Imamura's A man vanishes & 5 bonus films ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 65 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
Nihon eiga no tanjō ( Book )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in Japanese and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
September 11 ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eleven filmmakers from eleven countries reflect on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in short films each lasting 11 minutes, 9 seconds and 1 frame. Samīrā Makhmalbāf presents a female teacher, at an Afghani refugee camp in Iran, organizing the children for a minute's silence; meanwhile the adults express fears of an American bombardment. Claude Lelouch presents the tale of a World Trade Center tour guide who is on the verge of a breakup with his deaf girlfriend when the terrorist attacks occur. Yūsuf Shāhīn presents a young American soldier who comes to haunt a famous film producer and they engage in a highly conflicted dialogue. Danis Tanovič presents the women of Srebrenica (a town where thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys were massacred Serbs on July 11, 1995) continuing their monthly protests, despite the September 11th terrorist attacks. Idrissa Ouedraogo presents a young boy in Burkina Faso on the trail of a man he believes to be Osama Bin Laden. Ken Loach's presents a Chilean refugee who offers his condolences to the American victims; he then, in an open letter, describes the CIA-sponsored coup d'ťat of September 11, 1973, which installed the dictatorship of General Pinochet. Alejandro Gonzl̀ez Iñàrritu presents flashes of images of bodies falling from the World Trade Center, accompanied by chanting. Amos Gitaï presents a preening television news journalist enraged that her report about a Palestinian bombing in Tel Aviv will not be broadcast because of late breaking news about the attacks. Mira Nair presents a New York Muslim suspected of being a terrorist, but who is actually a heroic rescue worker. Sean Penn presents a lonley widower who lives in an apartment that is shaded by the World Trade Center. Shōhei Imamura presents a Japanese soldier who returns home from fighting in World War II. He is convinced that he is a snake, and he refuses to eat anything other than live rats
 
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Alternative Names
Imamura, Shōhei.
Imamura, Shōhei, 1926-2006
Shōhei Imamura.
Shohei Imamura 1926-2006
イマムラ, ショウヘイ, 1926-2006
今村, 昌平, 1926-2006
今村昌平, 1926-
今村昌平, 1926-2006
Languages
Japanese (188)
English (32)
French (11)
Italian (2)
Arabic (2)
Multiple languages (1)
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