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山田五十鈴 1917-2012

Works: 146 works in 519 publications in 7 languages and 6,128 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Samurai films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Romance films  Action and adventure films  History  Musical films  Historical films  Filmed plays 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

120 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. A Samurai lord kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy
The bodyguard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

44 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a flea bitten, dusty Japanese town, a ronin (unemployed samurai) finds himself in the middle of a feud between two warring mafia's. On one side of town a local silk merchant is building a small army, while on the other, a sake merchant is hiring anybody who can carry a sword. The two merchants engage in a bidding war to employ the services of the itinerant samurai, but he has his own plans. Disgusted by both sides, the samurai, (Mifune) instigates a war between the two factions and with great pleasure sits in the town's bell tower watching them cut each other to pieces. After freeing the daughter of a local villager from bondage, he leaves the town in search of further exploits. Yojimbo was the inspiration for several Sergio Leone films including the Clint Eastwood vehicle, A Fistful of Dollars which was made a few years later. Kurosawa portrays 19th century Japan as a society where corruption and calamity are so commonplace that the distinction between bandits and samurai have become blurred. Kurosawa was one of the few Japanese directors who was allowed to work with relative creative freedom, his early films were consistently commercially successful, as was the case with Yojimbo. Kurosawa's films along with his contemporaries Ozu, Mizoguchi, and Ichikawa raised Japanese cinema onto the world stage in the period immediately after World War II
Les bas-fonds = The lower depths by Jean Renoir( Visual )

56 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donzoko (125 min.): Sutekichi, a vulgar, comical thief takes up residence in a slum flophouse inhabited by many eccentric, destitute people. Osugi, the cruel landlady, and her sister, Okayo, both desire him, and fight each other over him. Set in Edo-period Japan
Gion no shimai / Sisters of the Gion / a Daiichi Eiga production ; screenplay by Yoshikata Yoda ; original story and direction by Kenji Mizoguchi by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

25 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two geisha sisters - one modern-minded, the other staunchly traditional - disagree over how to deal with the men controlling their lives and livelihoods. An early work by Kenji Mizoguchi featuring his favored theme of women struggling against societal boundaries
Ōsaka erejī = Osaka elegy by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

31 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bearing the burden of her father's debt and desperate to pay for the completion of her brother's education, young Ayako becomes a mistress to her employer. Although circumstances seem to conspire against her, Ayako attempts to hide the truth from her family and fiancé and preserve her reputation. Mizoguchi's uncompromising critique of the inequalities between the sexes features a superb performance by Isuzu Yamada and marked the director's first collaboration with screenwriter Yoshikata Yoda."--Container
Tōkyō boshoku = Tokyo twilight by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

17 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters struggle with a host of family issues, including the loss of their mother, an unwanted pregnancy, and marital difficulties
Kenji Mizoguchi's fallen women( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Osaka elegy. Switchboard operator Ayako agrees to enter into an affair with her married boss after he promises to support her and her father - setting her off on a seemingly irreversible downward spiral
Kuroi kawa by Andrew Schultz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the rampant moral corruption on and around U.S. military bases in Japan following World War II. Kobayashi spirals out from the story of a love triangle that develops between a good-natured student, his innocent girlfriend, and a coldhearted criminal to reveal a nation slowly succumbing to lawlessness and violence
Yōjimbō( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in Japanese and English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Akira Kurosawa's influential 1961 effort, an action-packed, sometimes humorous reconception of the individualistic loner from the American Western, stars Mifune, the director's leading man of choice, as a samurai-for-hire who becomes involved in a dispute between two warring factions in a small village
Masaki Kobayashi : against the system( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inheritance. On his deathbed, a wealthy businessman announces that his fortune is to be split equally among his three illegitimate children, whose whereabouts are unknown. A bevy of lawyers and associates begin machinations to procure the money for themselves, resorting to the use of impostors and blackmail. Yet all are outwitted by the cunning of the man's secretary, in this entertaining condemnation of unchecked greed
Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Princess Yuki escapes the clutches of an enemy clan. She hides in a secret mountain fortress with her loyal retainers, her faithful military commandant, and her clan's precious gold. They try to escape but on their way it's one chase, swordfight, and hairbreath escape after another
Orizuru Osen by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

9 editions published between 1935 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of an illfated romantic affair between Sokichi, an ambitious young man who comes to Tokyo from the countryside to become a doctor, and a beautiful young woman, Osen, who saves Sokichi from a suicide attempt. She tries to make money by prostitution for his ambition
Orizuru Osen( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents two classic silent motion pictures directed by Kenji Mizoguchi with new benshi narration (2 versions of the first work). Orizuru Osen, based on a story by Kyoka Izumi and released as a silent film in 1935, tells the story of Osen and Sokichi, who are servants to Kumazawa, an abusive antiques dealer who is trying to swindle Buddhist monks of their temple treasures. Eventually, Kumazawa is arrested and Osen offers to help finance Sockichi's dream of attending medical school. In order to save enough money to make his dream a reality, Osen turns to prostitution. The second work is a 4-minute promotional excerpt from Tojin Okichi, released as a silent film in 1930, featuring Yōko Umemura as Okichi
Yagyū ichizoku no inbō( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the death of the Shogunate, it became evident that his death was no accident. He was poisoned because he wanted his eldest son to be heir to his throne. A war between the eldest and his younger brother erupts. Warriors take to each side swearing devotion to the prospective lords. The plot to pit brother against brother is secretly being controlled by the Yagu family, a group of warriors who have trained the Shogunate's family in the art of swordsmanship. A group of imperial nobles are also secretly pulling the strings of this plot, hoping to weaken the power of the Shogunate and restore power to the emperor
Nagareru( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The employees of a geisha house struggle with their diminishing status in Japanese society
Naruse( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yama no oto: A young married woman satisfies her need for emotional intimacy by developing a close friendship with her father-in-law
Das Schloß im Spinnwebwald Throne of blood( Visual )

10 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in German and Japanese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nachtasyl = the lower depth by Maksim Gorky( Visual )

6 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regisseur Hardi Sturm verlegt Gorkis Theaterstück von 1901 in die Gegenwart: in Zeiten von Hartz IV fristen Abgewickelte und Gescheiterte ihr Dasein in einer Notunterkunft. (Hörzu)
Shibai mangekyō : meguru butai no uraomote by Matagorō Nakamura( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in Japanese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kikigaki joyū Yamada Isuzu by Isuzu Yamada( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)
Alternative Names
Isuzu Yamada actrice de cinéma

Isuzu Yamada Japanese actress

Isuzu Yamada Japans actrice (1917-2012)

Yamada, Isuzu

Yamada, Isuzu 1917-2012

Yamada Isuzu japanische Schauspielerin

Yamada, Mitsu 1917-2012

Ямада, Исудзу

ایسوزو یامادا بازیگر ژاپنی

ヤマダ, イスズ

ヤマダ, イスズ 1917-2012

山田五十鈴 1917-2012

山田美津 1917-2012

Ōsaka erejī = Osaka elegy