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Works: 45 works in 114 publications in 7 languages and 1,173 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Horror films  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  History  Action and adventure films  Swashbuckler films  Fiction  War films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Composer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by 柳島克己
Like someone in love by Abbas Kiarostami( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Tokyo, sociology student Akiko (Rin Takanashi) moonlights as a high-end prostitute. Her jealous boyfriend, Noriaki (Ryō Kase) is suspicious, but does not know about her work as a prostitute. One night, she is assigned to Takashi (Tadashi Okuno), an elderly former university professor who is more interested in making her dinner than having sex. The morning after their unconsummated night, Takashi drives Akiko to school for her exams. While waiting in the car for her, he encounters Noriaki, who assumes Takashi is her grandfather and asks permission to marry her. Takashi does not correct Noriaki's assumption and assures him he isn't ready for marriage. Akiko returns from her test to find Takashi and Noriaki still talking in the car. The three of them ride together toward a bookstore and while en route Noriaki, who owns a garage, diagnoses a problem with the car. He convinces Takashi to drive it to his garage where he replaces a fan belt-all the while not realizing that Takashi was Akiko's client. At the garage, they encounter a former student of Takashi's and Akiko worries he will reveal the truth to Noriaki. Takashi drops Akiko at the bookstore and returns home. Soon afterward, he receives a panicked phone call from Akiko and returns to the bookstore to pick her up. Her mouth is bloodied, apparently from an attack by Noriaki, although she does not provide any details. Takashi and Akiko are not home for long when Noriaki arrives, threatening them over the apartment intercom and banging on the door. She cowers on the couch. Takashi peers out his window to see what Noriaki is doing. In the film's final shot, a stone or brick comes through the window and Takashi falls to the floor, although it's unclear whether he has been struck
Batoru rowaiaru tokubetsu-hen( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'In the near future, the economy has collapsed, unemployment has soared and juvenile crime has exploded. Fearful of their nation's youth, the Japanese government passes The BR Law: Each year, a 9th grade class is sent to a remote island where they will be locked into exploding neck collars, given a random weapon, and forced to hunt and kill each other until there is only one survivor left.' -- Container
Outrage by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En lang række af fraktioner fra den japanske Yakuza vil gerne have magten over Tokyos underverden. En af dem er Otomo, og han skyer absolut ingen midler for at opnå herredømmet
Brother by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his crime boss is murdered in a Tokyo gang war, a yakuza gangster is exiled to Los Angeles. He has a big bag of money and a really bad attitude and hooks up with his half-brother who is the leader of a small-time drug ring. Together, with a local street hustler, the brothers declare war on the other local drug traffickers. This ignites into the bloodiest, dirtiest, nastiest power struggle L.A. has ever seen
The Blind Swordsman Zatoichi ; Sonatine by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beat is a blind wanderer whose humble facade disguises his prodigious skills as a master swordsman, gifted with a lightning fast draw and strokes of breathtaking precision. Arriving in a remote mountain town, he finds its people terrorised by the ruthless Ginzo gang and their might samurai ronin Hattari, who mercilessly dispose of all who get in their way. With his legendary cane sword at his side, Zatoichi's path is destined for many violent confrontations"--Container
Takeshis' by Takeshi Kitano( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beat Takeshi, a prominent actor, meets a lookalike named Kitano, who is a struggling actor, but after the meeting, Kitano's dreams take a violent, surreal turn
Kikujirō no natsu L'été de Kikujiro by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in Japanese and German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C'est l'été et Masao s'ennuie. Il rencontre Kikujiro, un yakuza vieillissant, joueur et un peu voleur, avec lequel il part à la recherche de sa mère. Pendant ce voyage délirant, l'enfant et le voyou vont s'attacher l'un à l'autre
Takeshis' Zatoichi by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indiqué sur la jaquette : L'oeuvre récente de Takeshi Kitano , avec Zatoichi et Takeshi's s'est ouvert de nouvelles voies. Mais qu'il se frotte à une légende du chambara, le film de sabre japonais, dans le premier ou creuse du côté de l'autobiographie rêvée dans le second, Kitano demeure fidèle à lui-même : burlesque, violence et chatoiements colorés se mêlent en un climat de rêve éveillé à nul autre pareil. La comédie musicale n'est jamais loin, et le corps redoutable de fixité et de tension de l'auteur, même vieilli et abîmé par le temps, garde intacte cette faculté à émouvoir d'un clignement d'yeux, d'un pas de danse ou d'un coup porté à la vitesse de l'éclair. Tension, grâce, explosivité : le cinéaste Kitano et l'acteur Beat Takeshi n'ont pas d'âge
Battle royale by Kinji Fukasaku( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

42 folkeskoleelever på en øde ø. Hver har de fået et våben og et halsbånd med en fjernstyret bombe. Beskeden er klar. Slå dine kammerater ihjel så du til sidst er den eneste tilbage. Og hvis du nægter eller flygter, bliver du sprunget i luften
Go by Kazuki Kaneshiro( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sugihara is a Japanese-born Korean high school boy who feels alienated both by Korean and Japanese society and often resorts to violent behavior. When he starts dating a Japanese girl, his best friend, also a Korean national in Japan, gets stabbed and killed by a Japanese boy
Zatoichi der blinde Samurai( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in Japanese and German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akiresu to kame( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Machisu, who was born into a wealthy family, but had lost his parents as a child is a lonely, poor painter. He meets a woman named Sachiko and they fall in love
Shutter by Joshua Jackson( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newlywed couple Ben and Jane move to Japan for a promising job opportunity - a fashion shoot in Tokyo. During their trip on a dark forest road they are involved in a tragic car accident, leaving a young local girl dead. When they regain consciousness, they find no trace of the girl's body. A bit distraught, the couple arrives in Tokyo to begin their new life. Meanwhile Ben begins noticing strange white blurs in many of his photographs. Jane believes that the blurs are actually spirit photography of the dead girl who they hit on the road, and that she may be seeking vengeance
Zatoichi : el samurai ciego( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japón siglo XIX. Bajo la apariencia de un humilde vagabundo se oculta un gran samurai, Zatôichi. Ganándose la vida dando masajes y jugando a los dados, llega a una ciudad que vive aterrorizada bajo el dominio de la banda del despiadado Ginzo. En breve Zatôichi se verá obligado a utilizar su legendaria espada para luchar contra Ginzo
Casshern Casshern( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scene at the sea by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature film from Japan. A deaf-mute surfer overcomes numerous obstacles to reach competition level
Deguchi no nai umi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A college student Koji is a baseball pitcher who has family and girlfriend, but as Japan is losing in the World War II, he decides to steer a suicide torpedo named Kaiten
Sonatine Sonatina( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3-4 x jugatsu Vrelišče = Boiling point( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grudge 2 by Takashi Shimizu( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karen's sister, Audrey, been affected by the supernatural curse. Audrey is trying to find the origin of the hate infected curse and find a way to free herself. The quest involves families who are living in Chicago, a photojournalist from Hong Kong, and three schoolgirls from Tokyo's International High School. This group of unrelated strangers try to find and stop the curse before it becomes too late
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Alternative Names
Katsumi, Yanagijima

Katsumi Yanagishima.

Katsumi Yanagishima Japanese cinematographer

Katsumi Yanagishima japanischer Kameramann

Yanagishima, Katsumi 1950-

Κατσούμι Γιαναγκισίμα Ιάπωνας κινηματογραφιστής

Кацуми Янагисима Янагисима, Кацуми