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Imamura, Shōhei 1926-2006

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Narayamabushi kō = The ballad of Narayama by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

56 editions published between 1983 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story of fantasy and symbolic legend uses the manners and customs of nineteenth century rural Japan to comment on modern civilization. It is based on the Fukazawa novel that inspired the 1958 Keisuke Kinoshita film of the same name. In a Japanese village beset by famine, the sick and elderly are taken to a secret place near the summit of Mount Narayama where they are left to die from starvation and exposure. The central focus of the film is Orin, a woman about to turn seventy. Convinced of her obsolescence, she demands to be taken to the mountain and is pleased to be dispatched there. In Imamura's allegorical study, the lives of the characters are inextricably connected to the world of nature and its own battles for survival
Kuroi ame = Black rain by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. and Mrs. Shizuma and their niece Yasuko make their way through the ruins of Hiroshima, devastated by the atomic bomb. Five years later, Yasuko is living with her aunt and uncle, and her senile grandmother, in a village containing many survivors of the bombing. Yasuko does not appear to be affected, but the Shizumas are worried about her marriage prospects, fearing that she might succumb to radiation sickness at any time
11'09"01 September 11 : a film( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in Arabic and English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven acclaimed directors each make an 11 minute short film in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The result is a daring and moving global cinematic reply that "forces us to look at the entire event afresh." (The New York Times)
Unagi by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding his wife in bed with another man, Takuro Yamashita murders her, serves an eight year prison sentence, and then moves to a small town to begin life anew as a barber. When he hires a young woman as his assistant, her past collides with his to the detriment of all
Nippon konchūki by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

21 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays 45 years in the life of a woman who must work as diligently as ant in order to survive. The story progresses from her life as a country girl to her years as a successful and ruthless madam in Tokyo and back again to her native village
Fukushūsuru wa ware ni ari( Visual )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enokizu looks and talks like the man next door, which is what makes him so dangerous. He charms strangers and seduces women with just the right word, robbing them of their secrets first, their fortunes next, and finally their lives
Jinruigaku nyūmon = The pornographers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small time porno filmmaker in Osaka, struggles to cope with the corrupt sexual mores in his family, the world outside, and in himself. He peddles his films to condescending executives and panders a little on the side, believing he provides a socially valuable service
Akai satsui by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

9 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in Japanese and English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sadako is a typical Imamura heroine: one who revels in the pleasures of food, labor, sex, and self-preservation. Carrying the burden of her status as a lowly, poor, prostitute-birthed commoner wife, Sadako is subjected to an escalating series of belittlement both at home and in society
Buta to gunkan by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

10 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in Japanese and No Linguistic content and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays postwar Japan through the power struggles between small-time gangsters in the port town of Yokosuka, where American soldiers are based
Kanzō Sensei = Dr. Akagi by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of WWII, Japanese Doctor Akagi searches for the cure for hepatitis in the prisoner-of-war camp before an epidemic sweeps his country. Lampoons Japanese military bureaucracy, but shows a loving portrait of a dedicated man and those in his inner circle
Akai hashi no shita no nurui mizu = Warm water under a red bridge by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A frustrated, unemployed architect travels to a remote fishing village in search of a treasure rumored to be hidden in a house near a red bridge. He builds an intense relationship with one of the occupants of the house, a young woman with an "unusual" condition
11ʹ09ʺ01 : September 11 : a film( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and Arabic and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven filmmakers from eleven countries reflect on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in short films each lasting 11 minutes, 9 seconds and 1 frame. Samīrā Makhmalbāf presents a female teacher, at an Afghani refugee camp in Iran, organizing the children for a minute's silence; meanwhile the adults express fears of an American bombardment. Claude Lelouch presents the tale of a World Trade Center tour guide who is on the verge of a breakup with his deaf girlfriend when the terrorist attacks occur. Yūsuf Shāhīn presents a young American soldier who comes to haunt a famous film producer and they engage in a highly conflicted dialogue. Danis Tanovič presents the women of Srebrenica (a town where thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys were massacred Serbs on July 11, 1995) continuing their monthly protests, despite the September 11th terrorist attacks. Idrissa Ouedraogo presents a young boy in Burkina Faso on the trail of a man he believes to be Osama Bin Laden. Ken Loach's presents a Chilean refugee who offers his condolences to the American victims; he then, in an open letter, describes the CIA-sponsored coup d'ťat of September 11, 1973, which installed the dictatorship of General Pinochet. Alejandro Gonzl̀ez Iñàrritu presents flashes of images of bodies falling from the World Trade Center, accompanied by chanting. Amos Gitaï presents a preening television news journalist enraged that her report about a Palestinian bombing in Tel Aviv will not be broadcast because of late breaking news about the attacks. Mira Nair presents a New York Muslim suspected of being a terrorist, but who is actually a heroic rescue worker. Sean Penn presents a lonley widower who lives in an apartment that is shaded by the World Trade Center. Shōhei Imamura presents a Japanese soldier who returns home from fighting in World War II. He is convinced that he is a snake, and he refuses to eat anything other than live rats
Intentions of murder( Visual )

13 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sadako (Masumi Harukawa), cursed by generations before her and neglected by her common-law husband, falls prey to a brutal home intruder. But rather than become a victim, she forges a path to her own awakening. This disturbing and pitiless evocation of domestic drudgery and sexual violence is also a fascinating, unsentimental account of one woman's determination. Filled with director Shohei Imamura's characteristic flashbacks and dream sequences, Intentions of murder is a gripping, audacious portrait of a woman coming into her own in a man's world
Vengance is mine( Visual )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A laserdisc version of the film, based on one of the most sensational true crime stories of modern Japanese history. Iwao Enokizu, self-styled 'King of the Criminals', sparked a nationwide manhunt after committing a series of murders across Japan. This film recounts Enokizu's story and his eventual capture
Tokyo story( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A self-centered couple is inconvenienced by a parental visit. When the mother falls ill, her children hasten to be with her
Pigs and battleships( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature film. Japanese gangster movie set in 1946 when keeping pigs is more profitable than prostitution
Tōkyō monogatari( Visual )

6 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows an aging couple, Tomi and Sukichi, on their journey from their rural village to visit their two married children in bustling, post-war Tokyo. Their reception is disappointing: too busy to entertain them, their children send them off to a health spa. After Tomi falls ill she and Sukichi return home, while the children, grief-stricken, hasten to be with her
2009 losŭt'ŭ memorijŭ = 2009 lost memories by Si-myung Lee( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Korean and English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What if Japan allied with the U.S. during WWII? What if nuclear bombs were dropped on Berlin instead of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? What if Korea never existed? To J.B.I. agent Masayuki Sakamoto these questions aren't speculation - they're history
Shohei Imamura's A man vanishes : & 5 bonus films( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most important and complex works by two-time Palme d'Or winning director Shohei Imamura, A MAN VANISHES begins as an investigation into one of the thousands of missing persons cases that occur in Japan each year. The film follows the case of Tadashi, a handsome businessman who has suddenly vanished. Imamura and his crew interview the man's fiancée, Yoshie, who is desperately searching for him, and the filmmaker becomes increasingly involved in her life. But the "investigation" casts a shadow of doubt over the couple's relationship, Tadashi's business ventures, his relationship with Yoshie's sister, and even the investigating film director, Imamura himself, who may not be what he seems. Radical film in scope, technique, and aesthetic, A MAN VANISHES distills many of Imamura's central themes and obsessions, the film culminating a stunning sequence that explodes any stable sense of fiction and reality"--Http://icarusfilms.com
Pigs, pimps, & prostitutes : 3 films by Shohei Imamura( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intentions of murder: Sadako is a typical Imamura heroine: one who revels in the pleasures of food, labor, sex, and self-preservation. Carrying the burden of her status as a lowly, poor, prostitute-birthed commoner wife, Sadako is subjected to an escalating series of belittlement both at home and in society
 
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Imamura, Shōhei

Imamura, Shōhei 1926-2006

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イマムラ, ショウヘイ 1926-2006

今村, 昌平

今村 昌平 1926-2006

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今村昌平 1926-2006

今村昌平 日本の映画監督

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