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成瀬巳喜男 1905-1969

Works: 120 works in 359 publications in 6 languages and 2,575 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Silent films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Short films  Documentary films  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Internet videos 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Restager , Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about 成瀬巳喜男
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Onna ga kaidan o agaru toki When a woman ascends the stairs by Mikio Naruse( Visual )

40 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a woman ascends the stairs might be Japanese filmmaker Mikio Naruse's finest hour, a delicate, devastating study of a woman, Keiko (played heartbreakingly by Hideko Takamine), who works as a bar hostess in Tokyo's very modern postwar Ginza district, who entertains businessmen after work. Sly, resourceful, but trapped, Keiko comes to embody the conflicts and struggles of a woman trying to establish her independence in a male-dominated society. When a woman ascends the stairs shows the largely unsung yet widely beloved master Naruse at his most socially exacting and profoundly emotional
Koshiben ganbare Flunky, work hard( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flunky, work hard (1931, 28 min): An atypical breezy comedy about a poor insurance salesman trying to provide for his family. No blood relation (1932, 79 min.): A maternal-instinct melodrama about an actress desperate to reclaim the daughter she left behind
Silent Naruse( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flunky, work hard. Mikio Naruse's earliest available film, Flunky, work hard is the rare work by the director not to center around female characters. It is a charming, breezy short concerning an impoverished insurance salesman and his scrappy son
Mother [Okāsan] by Sang-su Hong( Visual )

22 editions published between 1952 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mother is a portrait of silent sacrifice and secret strength. The Fukuharas' struggles reflect the hardships facing many working class families during the postwar era."--container
Ukigumo by Mikio Naruse( Visual )

27 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Amour fou in Tokyo. Adapted from Fumiko Hayashi's best-selling novel, Naruse's masterpiece contrasts two characters: a strong woman who relentlessly pursues her desire while hoping her lover and society will understand what she has to do to survive, and her lover who craves a conventionally validated social identity."--Container
Yama no oto by Sixinan Chenglai( Visual )

19 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young married woman satisfies her need for emotional intimacy by developing a close friendship with her father-in-law
The Japanese family( Visual )

3 editions published in 1988 in Japanese and English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presentation of modern Japanese family life through three contemporary films. The films are Yasujirō Ozu's Early summer (Bakushū, 1951), a gentle story of obligation and individualism centering on the marriage of a family's daughter; Mikio Naruse's Mother (Okāsan, 1952), an innovative rendering of a mother's self-sacrifice for the good of her family; and Yoshimitsu Morita's comedy The family game (Kazoku gēmu, 1983), a hilarious portrayal of an urban middle-class family caught up in a battle of wits against the Japanese educational system
Naruse( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sound of the mountain: 'Adapted from a novel by Yasunari Kawabata, the first Japanese author to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, Sound of the Mountain typifies Naruse's preferred genre of shomin-geki (films about the daily lives of ordinary people)
Nagareru( Visual )

7 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ukigumo (1955): A story of a young woman who served in Japan's forest service in Indochina during the World War II, and fell in love with a married co-worker while there. After the war, she returns to Japan, completely impoverished, and finds her lover comfortably re-established in his family and uninterested in fulfilling the idle promises he made during the war. While Mori is only willing to dally half-heartedly with her, Takamine remains obsessed with him
Iwashigumo Nuages d'été by Mikio Naruse( Visual )

10 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in Japanese and French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un journaliste qui souhaite écrire sur les paysans d'une région proche de Tokyo, rencontre Yaé, une veuve de guerre qui lui raconte l'histoire de sa famille : la lente désagrégation de la propriété familiale après que tous les enfants ont choisi de s'en aller vivre à la ville puis leur dispersion... Sur l'évolution inéluctable du monde rural
Every night dreams( Visual )

5 editions published in 1933 in Japanese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman, abandoned by her husband, turns to prostitution to support herself and her young son
Hōrōki Wandering days : the accordian and the fishing village by Mikio Naruse( Visual )

3 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young novelist endures a series of personal upheavals en route to literary success. Her affairs with a handsome writer who encourages her to join a writer's group but betrays her in romance and an alcoholic writer who is at first supportive and eventually destructive prove costly for the talented writer."--Harvard Film Archive
Midareru( Visual )

3 editions published between 1964 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grocer continues to operate her husband's business long after he has killed himself. Her brother-in-law has been in love with her for ages. Eventually she gives in, and a romance blooms until she suddenly rejects him in favor of her husband's memory. The jilted lover becomes so despondent that he too commits suicide
Apart from you ; Every-night dreams by Mikio Naruse( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apart From You (1933, 60 min.): An aging geisha is resented by her humiliated teenage son. Every-night Dreams (1933, 65 min.): A dockside bar hostess must contend with the return of her long-gone layabout husband
Mikio Naruse : un maître du cinéma japonais : introduction à l'oeuvre et filmographie commentée by Audie Bock( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in French and Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Onna ga kaidan o agaru toki When a woman ascends the stairs
Alternative Names
Mikio, Naruse

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Mikio Naruse japanischer Regisseur

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Mikio Naruse regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico giapponese

Naruse, Mikio.

Naruse, Mikio 1905-1969

Нарусэ, Микио

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나루세 미키오

성뇌사회남 1905-1969

성뢰사회남 1905-1969

ナルセ, ミキオ

ナルセ, ミキオ 1905-1969

成瀬 巳喜男 1905-1969


成瀨己喜男 1905-1969

成瀬已喜男 1905-1969

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