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木下恵介 1912-1998

Overview
Works: 355 works in 1,011 publications in 5 languages and 3,562 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  War films  Fantasy films  Melodrama  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  History  Samurai films  Martial arts films  Historical films 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, Director, Author, Scenarist, Restager , Contributor, Film editor, Adapter, fmd, Performer, Creator, Artist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by 木下恵介
Narayamabushi kō = Ballad of Narayama( Visual )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This haunting, kabuki-inflected version of a Japanese folk legend is set in a remote mountain village where food is scarce and tradition dictates that citizens who have reached their seventieth year must be carried to the summit of Mount Narayama and left there to die. The sacrificial elder at the center of the tale is Orin, a dignified and dutiful woman who spends her dwindling days securing the happiness of her loyal widowed son with a respectable new wife. Filmed almost entirely on cunningly designed studio sets, in brilliant color and widescreen, The Ballad of Narayama is a stylish and vividly formal work from Japan's cinematic golden age, directed by the dynamic Keisuke Kinoshita"--Container
Dodesuka-den by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film follows the lives of the people who live in a slum, built in a garbage dump. A mentally disabled boy is obsessed with streetcars, driving an imaginary streetcar around, chanting "Dodes'ka-den! Dodes'ka-den!"--Mimicking the sound of the wheels. Some of the neighbors are a young woman living with her lecherous uncle; a pair of friends who get drunk and swap wives; a possibly mentally ill beggar and his son who live in a deserted car; and a man with five children who knows he is not the father of any, but treats them as if they were his own. Although they may dream of better times, these people are trapped--both physically and psychologically--doomed to live a life of disappointment (or worse), but many find ways to carry on
Twenty-four eyes( Visual )

6 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elegant, emotional chronicle of a teacher's unwavering commitment to her students, her profession, and her sense of morality. It takes a simultaneously sober and sentimental look at the epic themes of aging, war, and death
Twenty-four eyes by Keisuke Kinoshita( Visual )

46 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a very special elementary school teacher and her students living on a remote island in prewar Japan. Beauty and innocence are lost as progress and war intrude
Rikugun( Visual )

14 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the experiences of one family from Fukuoka through succesive wars: the Satsuma rebellion, the Sino-Japanese War, the Russo-Japanese War and the Second World War
Ōsone-ke no asa( Visual )

9 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed after Japan's unconditional surrender in 1945, this family drama functions as an angry indictment of Japanese imperialism. Fusako, a widow, is enjoying Christmas with her three sons and daughter. But the family's happiness is destroyed by several bad events: Fusako's daughter's fiance is drafted for war service and her eldest son is arrested for his political beliefs. An uncle who is a general in the army begins to dominate the family and Fusako faces increasing sadness as the war continues and finally ends
Hana saku minato( Visual )

9 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two con men pretending to be the brothers of a boatyard owner arrive in a seaside town in southern Kyūshū to swindle the locals, but soon they have a crisis of conscience when World War II begins
Kanko no machi( Visual )

7 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As World War II escalates, the tight-knit inhabitants of a street in Tokyo must relocate from their beloved neighborhood so the government can use the space for the war effort
Ikiteiru Magoroku( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under pressure form neighbors, a wealthy family must decide if they want to cultivate soil that hasn't been tilled for centuries in order to aid the war effort during World War II
Dodes 'Ka-den by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film follows the lives of the people who live in a slum, built in a garbage dump. A mentally disabled boy is obsessed with streetcars, driving an imaginary streetcar around, chanting "Dodes'ka-den! Dodes'ka-den!"--Mimicking the sound of the wheels. Some of the neighbors are a young woman living with her lecherous uncle; a pair of friends who get drunk and swap wives; a possibly mentally ill beggar and his son who live in a deserted car; and a man with five children who knows he is not the father of any, but treats them as if they were his own. Although they may dream of better times, these people are trapped--both physically and psychologically--doomed to live a life of disappointment (or worse), but many find ways to carry on
Narayamabushi kō = The ballad of Narayama by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

17 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the Ballad of Narayama, one of Japans' most moving legends. The story of a loving son in a impoverished region who must follow the cruel custom of abandoning his mother to the mountain gods as she turns 70
Kinoshita and World War II( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Disc 1]: Port of flowers (Hana saku minato) (1943 ; 82 min.) -- Two con men arrive in a seaside town to swindle the locals, but soon they have a crisis of conscience. (1943); [Disc 2]: The living magoroku ( Ikite iru Magoroku) -- Under pressure form neighbors, a wealthy family must decide if they want to cultivate soil that hasn't been tilled for centuries in order to aid the war effort. (1943) [Disc 3]: Jubilation street ( Kanko no machi ) -- A close community must evactuate their beloved neighborhood. (1944) [Disc 4]: Army (Rikugun) -- A young man is shipped off to war, and his mother and father have different reactions. (1944) [Disc 5]: Morning for the Osone family ( Osone-ke ashita ) -- After Japan's unconditional surrender, this family drama functions as an angry indictment of Japanese imperialism. (1946)
Dora heita by Kon Ichikawa( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Koheita is a samurai with a reputation for debauchery, so his appointment as magistrate of the most corrupt township in Japan raises a few eyebrows on both sides of the law ... but is everything as it seems?
Nihon no higeki by Fumio Kamei( Visual )

12 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in Japanese and German and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The austerity of life in post-occupation Japan takes center stage in this film about a mother's struggle to provide for her children. Haruko was widowed by the war, and after losing the family land to an abusive brother-in-law, she has kept her family fed by selling black market goods and working as a prostitute in the pleasure quarters. But her son Seiichi is a medical student, and her daughter Utako is a highly desirable marriage candidate who speaks fluent English. When she learns that her son wants to be adopted by a wealthy couple, and her daughter is running away with a married man, Haruko's world crumbles. Her struggles have been in vain, as her family is overtaken by an interminable and irreconcilable tragedy
La ballade de Narayama by Keisuke Kinoshita( Visual )

13 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature film from Japan. It was an ancient rule of the village, handed down from a time no-one could remember; when anyone reached the age of 70 they had to go to the top of Narayama Mountain, and remain there for the rest of their lives. Life is hard in the shadow of Narayama. Survival is the first task of every day
Nijūshi no hitomi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chronicle of a teacher and her pupils in a small Inland Sea village beginning in 1928 and carrying through twenty years of their joys and sorrow. The village is quiet and peaceful but its harmony is soon broken by the war. The school teacher is forced to resign when books she believes are good for the children are condemned as "Red" literature. Many boys are sent to off to the war. After the war is over, the teacher returns to her job and gathers with some of her old students to reminisce [about] her husband and the boys who died in the war."--Container
Narayamabushi kō( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This haunting, kabuki-inflected version of a Japanese folk legend is set in a remote mountain village, where food is scarce and tradition dictates that citizens who have reached their seventieth year must be carried to the summit of Mount Narayama and left there to die. The sacrificial elder at the center of the tale is Orin, a dignified and dutiful woman who spends her dwindling days securing the happiness of her loyal widowed son with a respectable new wife
Karumen kôkyo ni kaeru Carmen revient au pays by Keisuke Kinoshita( Visual )

17 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tokyo stripper Lily Carmen returns to her Shinshu hometown with her wannabe artist friend Akemi. The local men are whipped into a frenzy while the women are up in arms, and her father despairs. The village sways from side to side at the whims of Lily
Onna( Visual )

11 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancer Toshiko does her best to keep to the straight and narrow, but when gangster Machida drags her along with him to Hakone she becomes fascinated with his nonchalance in the face of danger. Can Toshiko save him from his own worst impulses?
Eien no hito( Visual )

12 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sadako, the daughter of a tenant farmer, is waiting for her lover, Takashi, to come back from the war. Meanwhile, Heibei, the son of a large landowner rapes Sadako who later tries to commit suicide by drowning. She is saved by Takashi's older brother and eventually forced to marry Heibei. They have three children but their life together is filled with anger
 
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Alternative Names
Keisuke, Kinoshita

Keisuke, Kinoshita 1912-1998

Keisuke Kinoshita film director

Keisuke Kinoshita japanischer Filmregisseur, Drehbuchautor und Filmproduzent

Keisuke Kinoshita Japans filmregisseur (1912-1998)

Keisuke Kinoshita réalisateur japonais

Keisuke Kinoshita regista e sceneggiatore giapponese

Keisuke Kinošita japonský režisér

Kinoshita, Keisuke

Kinoshita, Keisuke 1912-1998

Kinosita, Keisuke

Kinošita, Keisuke 1912-1998

Кейсуке Кіносіта

Киносита, Кэйсукэ

קיסוקה קינושיטה

کیسوکه کینوشیتا فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان ژاپنی

キノシタ, ケイスケ

キノシタ, ケイスケ 1912-1998

木下, 惠介

木下, 恵介 1912-1998

木下惠介 1912-1998

木下惠介 日本の映画監督、脚本家

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