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Chiaki, Minoru 1917-1999

Works: 71 works in 342 publications in 7 languages and 9,179 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Samurai films  Action and adventure films  Detective and mystery films  Historical films  Filmed plays  Medical films (Motion pictures)  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Publications about Minoru Chiaki
Publications by Minoru Chiaki
Publications by Minoru Chiaki, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Minoru Chiaki
Most widely held works by Minoru Chiaki
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
30 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,899 libraries worldwide
"Set in the Middle Ages, the nature of truth and subjective reality are probed in a series of flashbacks from four viewpoints to present the case history of a man's murder and the rape of his wife by a bandit"--Video cover
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
60 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,639 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
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
33 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,605 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits
Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
59 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,354 libraries worldwide
In one of the many classic collaborations between director Akira Kurosawa and his leading man Toshirô Mifune, this 1958 film tells the story of a warrior and a princess trying against all odds to return to their homeland with their fortune. Along the way, they are simultaneously assisted and thwarted by two itinerant and not too bright farmers with their own designs on the treasure, giving the story a subtle comic bent. The Hidden Fortress combines an epic tale of struggle and honor with modern comic sensibilities, creating a masterful addition to world cinema
Les bas-fonds = The lower depths by Jean Renoir( visu )
13 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in French and Japanese and held by 505 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
Ikimono no kiroku = I live in fear by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
21 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 379 libraries worldwide
Kiichi Nakajima (Mifune) decides to relocate his family to the safe haven of Brazil from what he perceives is a nuclear holocaust. His methods of getting them there, by burning down their foundry, leads to his incarceration when the family commits him for being criminally insane. From the confines of the asylum Kiichi drifts into a fantasy world where he believes that the sun is an inferno created by the Earth when it exploded in a nuclear holocaust. 'I Live in fear' is Kurosawa's blatant criticism of the perils of nuclear warfare, and was produced at the height of the Cold War when the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union were all experimenting with nuclear testing. The destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was also a recent and painful memory. This a powerful study of patriarchy in Japanese society, and what Kiichi is willing to do to convince his family to support his beliefs. DVD
Three films by Hiroshi Teshigahara ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 296 libraries worldwide
Woman in the dunes: An amateur entomologist leaves Tokyo to study an unclassified species of beetle that resides in a remote, vast desert. When he misses his bus back to civilization, he is persuaded to spend the night in the home of a young widow who lives in a hut at the bottom of a sand dune
Tanin no kao = The face of another by Hiroshi Teshigahara( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 186 libraries worldwide
Okuyama, after being burned and disfigured in an industrial accident and estranged from his family and friends, agrees to his psychiatrist's radical experiment: a face transplant, created from the mold of a stranger. As Okuyama is thus further alienated from the world around him, he finds himself giving in to his darker temptations
Miyamoto Musashi kanketsuhen : kettō ganryūjima = Miyamoto Musashi three : duel at Ganryu Island by Hiroshi Inagaki( visu )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Musashi is now a legendary swordsman whose latest quest is to save an isolated viallage from rampaging brigands. He also, remains haunted by his memories of Otsu. Meanwhile, the ruthless and increasingly jealous Kojiro plots his battle royal with Musashi to prove who is the finest swordsman in Japan
Inheritance : [a Nazi legacy and the journey to change it] by Beth Moore( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Beautiful orphan Edith Adelton came to the United States as a child to be a companion and tutor to the Hamilton family's young daughter Amy. Though Edith's parentage is a mystery, she has found great happiness with the Hamiltons. When the family's cousin Ida comes to visit, Mrs. Hamilton enlists Edith in a matchmaking plan involving two suitors for Ida. But both men fall for the lovely Edith. As Ida sees her chances fade, she schemes to discredit Edith, leading the family to a crisis of loyalties. Are Ida's accusations enough to dissolve the family's trust in Edith? Or is there a secret truth below the surface, beyond the evidence ... within the heart?
Hakuchi = Idiot by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 122 libraries worldwide
The Idiot, an adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's masterpiece about a wayward, pure soul's reintegration into society, updated by Kurosawa to capture Japan's postwar aimlessness, was a victim of studio interference and public indifference. Today, this "folly" looks ever more fascinating
Ikiru by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
1 edition published in 2015 in Japanese and held by 119 libraries worldwide
A young Japanese businessman dying of cancer wants to give something back to society before his death, so he decides to build a playground for children
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashomon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accounts of a man's murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema, and a commanding new star by the name of Toshiro Mifune, to the Western world
Gojira no gyakushū = Godzilla rides again ( visu )
7 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Godzilla battles an irradiated Ankylosaur and destroys Osaka in the process
Gojira no gyakushū by Motoyoshi Oda( visu )
3 editions published between 1955 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
The movie focuses on Shoichi Tsukioka and Koji Kobayashi, a pair of "fishing scouts," who are the first to discover Godzilla fighting the spiny monster Anguirus on a deserted island. The pilots follow Godzilla as he moves on to Osaka, causing havoc along the way. The men then help the Japanese Air Force distract Godzilla so that the monster can be subdued
Akahige = Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 70 libraries worldwide
A testament to the goodness of humankind, Akira Kurosawa's Red Beard (Akahige) chronicles the tumultuous relationship between an arrogant young doctor and a compassionate clinic director. Toshiro Mifune, in his last role for Kurosawa, gives a powerhouse performance as the dignified yet empathic director who guides his pupil to maturity, teaching the embittered intern to appreciate the lives of his destitute patients. Perfectly capturing the look and feel of 19th-century Japan, Kurosawa weaves a fascinating tapestry of time, place, and emotion
Shūbun = Sukyandaru by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Portrayal of a sensitive young artist who is dragged through the mud by a tabloid entertainment magazine after an innocent encounter with a pop singer and decides to sue
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 66 libraries worldwide
"Toshiro Mifune stars as a wealthy industrialist whose family becomes the target of a ruthless kidnapper in Akira Kurosawa's exemplary film noir. Based on Ed McBain's detective novel King's Ransom, High and Low is both a riveting thriller and a brilliant commentary on contemporary Japanese society. Criterion is proud to present High and Low in a luminous new Tohoscope transfer with new electronic subtitles."--Website
Bilanz eines Lebens ein Leben in Furcht = Ein Leben in Furcht ( visu )
5 editions published between 1955 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Das Schloß im Spinnwebwald Throne of blood ( visu )
7 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in Japanese and German and held by 18 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Chiaki, Minoru.
Chiaki, Minoru 1917-1999
Chiaki Minoru japanischer Schauspieler
Minoru Chiaki acteur japonais
Minoru Chiaki actor japonés
Minoru Chiaki attore giapponese
Minoru Chiaki Japanese actor
Minoru Chiaki Japans acteur (1917-1999)
Minoru Chiaki japansk skådespelare
Sasaki, Katsuharu 1917-1999
Sasaki, Katsuji 1917-1999
Tiaki, Minoru
Tschiaki, Minoru 1917-1999
Минору Тиаки
مینورو چیاکی بازیگر ژاپنی
มิโนะรุ ชิอะกิ
지아키 미노루
チアキ, ミノル
チアキ, ミノル 1917-1999
千秋, 実 1917-1999
千秋實 1917-1999
佐々木, 勝治
Japanese (210)
Spanish (14)
English (12)
German (8)
French (8)
Multiple languages (2)
Italian (1)
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