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Imamura, Shōhei 1926-2006

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Most widely held works by Shōhei Imamura
Narayamabushi kō = The ballad of Narayama by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

93 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story of fantasy and symbolic legend uses the manners and customs of nineteenth century rural Japan to comment on modern civilization. It is based on the Fukazawa novel that inspired the 1958 Keisuke Kinoshita film of the same name. In a Japanese village beset by famine, the sick and elderly are taken to a secret place near the summit of Mount Narayama where they are left to die from starvation and exposure. The central focus of the film is Orin, a woman about to turn seventy. Convinced of her obsolescence, she demands to be taken to the mountain and is pleased to be dispatched there. In Imamura's allegorical study, the lives of the characters are inextricably connected to the world of nature and its own battles for survival
Kuroi ame = Black rain by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

35 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an unforgettable movie about humanity and survival after the 1945 atomic catastrophe that changed the world forever
Fukushūsuru wa ware ni ari by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

48 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 641 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 by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

40 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding his wife in bed with another man, Takuro Yamashita murders her, serves an eight year prison sentence, and then moves to a small town to begin life anew as a barber. His only solace has been through an eel he has kept as a pet since his days in prison, until he agrees to help a young woman with a troubled past by offering her a job as his assistant
Nippon konchūki by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

39 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 415 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
11'09"01 September 11 : a film by Yūsuf Shāhīn( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 405 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
Akai satsui( Visual )

25 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 366 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
Jinruigaku nyūmon = The pornographers by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

21 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Synopsis: Subu makes pornographic films. He sees nothing wrong with it. They are an aid to a repressed society, and he uses the money to support his landlady, Haru, and her family. From time to time, Haru shares her bed with Subu, though she believes her dead husband, reincarnated as a carp, disapproves. Director Shohei Imamura has always delighted in the kinky exploits of lowlifes, and in this 1966 classic, he finds subversive humor in the bizarre dynamics of Haru, her Oedipal son, and her daughter, the true object of her pornographer-boyfriend's obsession. Imamura's comic treatment of such taboos as voyeurism and incest sparked controversy when the film was released, but The Pornographers has outlasted its critics, and now seems frankly ahead of its time."--Website
Akai hashi no shita no nurui mizu = Warm water under a red bridge by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 253 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
Kanzō Sensei = Dr. Akagi by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of WWII, Japanese Doctor Akagi searches for the cure for hepatitis in the prisoner-of-war camp before an epidemic sweeps his country. Lampoons Japanese military bureaucracy, but shows a loving portrait of a dedicated man and those in his inner circle
Tōkyō monogatari = Tokyo story by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A self-centered couple is inconvenienced by a parental visit. When the mother falls ill, her children hasten to be with her
Buta to gunkan( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 222 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
11'09"01, September 11 : a film by Samīrā Makhmalbāf( Visual )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven acclaimed directors each make an 11 minute short film in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The result is a daring and moving global cinematic reply that "forces us to look at the entire event afresh." (The New York Times)
Eijanaika by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

26 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 135 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
Pigs and battleships( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays postwar Japan throught the power struggles between small-time gangsters in the port town of Yokosuka, where there are American soldiers based
2009 losŭt'ŭ memorijŭ = 2009 lost memories by Si-myung Lee( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Korean and English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What if Japan allied with the U.S. during WWII? What if nuclear bombs were dropped on Berlin instead of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? What if Korea never existed? To J.B.I. agent Masayuki Sakamoto these questions aren't speculation - they're history
Shohei Imamura's A man vanishes : & 5 bonus films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 95 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 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intentions of murder: 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
A man vanishes by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

16 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation into one of the thousands of missing person' cases that occur in Japan each year. Examining every aspect of the disappeared man's life including focusing on the mans finacee. As the filmmakers become more involved in her life, it begins to cast doubt over the couple's relationship, the man's work life, both of their families, and finally the fiancee herself
Nihon eiga no tanjō( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in Japanese and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Imamura, Shōhei

Imamura, Shōhei 1926-2006

Imamura Sóhei

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Shohei Imamura 1926-2006

Shōhei Imamura director de cine japonés

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Shōhei Imamura Japanese film director

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