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Sakamoto, Takeshi 1899-1974

Works: 37 works in 159 publications in 4 languages and 2,453 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Comedy films  Film remakes  Domestic drama  War films  Romance films  Crime films  Gangster films  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4375
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Takeshi Sakamoto
Ukigusa monogatari A story of floating weeds by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

36 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both films concern a troupe of travelling players visiting a remote town. An aging actor returns to this town and reunites with his former lover and illegitimate son, a scenario that enrages his current mistress and results in heartbreak for all
Dekigokoro = Passing fancy by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

21 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of many films featuring the endearing single-dad Kihachi (played wonderfully by Takeshi Sakamoto), Passing fancy is a humorous and heartfelt study of a close, if fraught, father-son relationship. With an ever more sophisticated visual style and understanding of fragile human relationships, Ozu seamlessly weaves rib-tickling comedy and weighty family drama for this distinguished precursor to a brilliant career
Chichi ariki There was a father by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

11 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A widowed high school teacher finds that the more he tries to do what is best for his son's future, the more they are separated
Anma to onna by Hiroshi Shimizu( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of disparate people, including, a pair of blind masseurs, an enigmatic city woman, a lonely man and his ill-behaved nephew make a crisscrossing study of love and family while visiting a remote resort in the mountains. A timeless portrait of loneliness, the human need to connect all while getting caught up in all manner of quiet intrigue
Tōkyō no yado Eine Herberge in Tokyo by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

21 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor man (Kihachi) struggles to care for his two sons as he roams industrialized Tokyo in search of work. The family encounters and befriends Otaka and her young daughter. When the daughter becomes seriously ill,Kihachi desperately attempts to help find money for the hospital bills
Ikiteiru Magoroku( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 97 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
The only son There was a father : two films by Yasujiro Ozu( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only son: The story examines the motherly love of a peasant woman who gives up everything so that her son can receive education in Tokyo. Ten years later, the mother pays her son a visit in Tokyo, believing that he has become a successful young man. However, upon arrival, she is bitterly disappointed to find out that her son is working as a night-school teacher and living in poverty with his family
Hogaraka ni ayume by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

3 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in Japanese and No Linguistic content and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenji, a.k.a. Ken the Knife, is a seemingly no-good guy who reveals his softer side when he loses his heart to a secretary
Silent Ozu. Passing fancy : three family comedies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kihachi is a day-laborer who is an endearing single dad. His relationship with his wiseacre young son is both humorous and heartfelt. The two live in a Tokyo tenement. Complications ensue when Dad finds himself part of tenous love triangle
Karumen kôkyo ni kaeru Carmen revient au pays by Keisuke Kinoshita( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 14 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
Toda-ke no kyōdai( Visual )

4 editions published between 1941 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Toda, a prominent Tokyo businessman, dies and leaves behind his wife and an unmarried daughter who are regarded as excess baggage by the eldest son and daughter who already have families of their own. The elderly mother and daughter live with the son and daughter's families for a while but are eventually told to leave and wind up living in a dilapidated cottage. On the anniversary of the father's death, the second son returns to Tokyo from Manchuria and is horrified at the treatment his mother and sister have received
Karumen junjō su( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmen becomes besotted with an avant-garde artist she meets during an uproar over Akemi's baby, while a widow gets caught up in the rearmament movement and runs for office
Shukujo wa nani o wasuretaka( Visual )

2 editions published between 1937 and 2003 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A husband and wife agree to look after their spoiled teenage niece which leads to marital problems
Record of a tenement gentleman by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

3 editions published between 1947 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otane, une commerçante d'âge mur, se voit confier la garde de Kokei, un petit garçon trouvé dans les rues de Tokyo. Cette veuve, installée dans sa solitude, déteste d'emblée cette nouvelle responsabilité mal venue. kokei, malgré les mauvais traitements qu'il subit, suit pas à pas, avec entêtement, sa nouvelle mère
Joi Kinuyo Sensei( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinuyo and Yasuo are both physicians who live in the same neighborhood. Their families have been at odds for generations, but Kinuyo has become romantically interested in Yasuo, so her father decides to do what he can to promote the relationship
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Takeshi Sakamoto

Takeshi Sakamoto acteur

Takeshi Sakamoto Japanese actor

Takeshi Sakamoto Japans acteur (1899-1974)

Сакамото, Такэси

阪本武 1899-1974