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Imamura, Shōhei 1926-2006

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Most widely held works by Shōhei Imamura
Fukushūsuru wa ware ni ari by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

52 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 680 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 = Black rain by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

28 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 610 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
Narayamabushi kō = The ballad of Narayama by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

47 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 604 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
Nippon konchūki by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

45 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Unagi by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

55 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 448 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. When he hires a young woman as his assistant, her past collides with his to the detriment of all
11'09"01 September 11 : a film by Yūsuf Shāhīn( Visual )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

11 directors from different countries and cultures. 11 visions of the tragic events that occurred in New York City on September 11th 2001. 11 points of view committing their subjective conscience. Complete freedom of expression. Reflecting on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in short films lasting 11 minutes, 9 seconds and 1 frame each. In subject matter, they range from the very personal, to an oscillation between didacticism and relativism, to moments of pure cinema
Jinruigaku nyūmon = The pornographers by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

25 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 349 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 )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 261 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
Buta to gunkan by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

14 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in Japanese and No Linguistic content and held by 245 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
Kanzō Sensei = Dr. Akagi by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 234 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
Akai satsui by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in Japanese and English and held by 230 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
11'09"01, September 11 : a film by Samīrā Makhmalbāf( Visual )

37 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 210 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)
Tōkyō monogatari = Tokyo story by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

6 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 170 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
Intentions of murder( Visual )

17 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sadako (Masumi Harukawa), cursed by generations before her and neglected by her common-law husband, falls prey to a brutal home intruder. But rather than become a victim, she forges a path to her own awakening. This disturbing and pitiless evocation of domestic drudgery and sexual violence is also a fascinating, unsentimental account of one woman's determination. Filled with director Shohei Imamura's characteristic flashbacks and dream sequences, Intentions of murder is a gripping, audacious portrait of a woman coming into her own in a man's world
Pigs and battleships( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature film. Japanese gangster movie set in 1946 when keeping pigs is more profitable than prostitution
11ʹ09ʺ01 : September 11 : a film( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 135 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
Eijanaika by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A view of Edo-period Japan set in 1866 on the eve of Japan's Meiji Restoration
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 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's been a century since the East Asia was reunited under "The Greater Eastern Prosperity Sphere", and the name of Choson Dynasty disappeared in the world history. But there are never-ending conflict and war between unidentified antigovernmental resistance, Hureisenjin and Inoue, villains
Tōkyō monogatari( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 106 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
Shohei Imamura's A man vanishes : & 5 bonus films( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 103 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://
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Imamura, Shōhei

Imamura, Shōhei 1926-2006

Imamura Sóhei

Imamura, Syohei

Shōhei Imamura.

Shohei Imamura 1926-2006

Shōhei Imamura director de cine japonés

Shohei Imamura director de cinema japonès

Shōhei Imamura director de cinema xaponés

Shōhei Imamura Japanese film director

Shōhei Imamura japanischer Filmregisseur

Shohei Imamura Japans filmregisseur

Shōhei Imamura japoński reżyser filmowy

Shōhei Imamura réalisateur japonais

Shōhei Imamura regista giapponese

Сёхэй Имамура японский кинорежиссёр и сценарист

Сьохей Імамура

إيمامورا شوهيه

إيمامورا شوهيه مخرج أفلام ياباني

شوهئی ایمامورا فیلمنامه‌نویس و کارگردان ژاپنی

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금촌창평 1926-2006

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イマムラ, ショウヘイ

イマムラ, ショウヘイ 1926-2006

今村, 昌平

今村 昌平 1926-2006


今村昌平 1926-

今村昌平 1926-2006

今村昌平 日本の映画監督