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望月優子 1917-1977

Overview
Works: 64 works in 117 publications in 6 languages and 1,040 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Horror films  Ghost films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Social problem films  Independent films  Fantasy films  Biography  Television adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about 望月優子
 
Most widely held works by 望月優子
Narayamabushi kō = Ballad of Narayama( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This haunting, kabuki-inflected version of a Japanese folk legend is set in a remote mountain village, where food is scarce and tradition dictates that citizens who have reached their seventieth year must be carried to the summit of Mount Narayama and left there to die. The sacrificial elder at the center of the tale is Orin, a dignified and dutiful woman who spends her dwindling days securing the happiness of her loyal widowed son with a respectable new wife
The ballad of Narayama( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This haunting, kabuki-inflected version of a Japanese folk legend is set in a remote mountain village, where food is scarce and tradition dictates that citizens who have reached their seventieth year must be carried to the summit of Mount Narayama and left there to die. The sacrificial elder at the center of the tale is Orin, a dignified and dutiful woman who spends her dwindling days securing the happiness of her loyal widowed son with a respectable new wife
Kwaidan by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in Japanese and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After more than a decade of sober political dramas and social-minded periodpieces, the great Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi shifted gears dramatically for this rapturously stylized quartet of ghost stories. Featuring colorfully surreal sets and luminous cinematography, these haunting tales of demonic comeuppance and spiritual trials, adapted from writer Lafcadio Hearn's collections of Japanese folklore, are existentially frightening and meticulously crafted. In The black hair, a poor young samurai leaves his first wife to marry a rich woman. When he is unhappy in his second marriage, he returns to his first wife, who at first appears unchanged from when he last saw her. In The woman of the snow, a woodcutter is spared by a mysterious ghost-like woman in the snow, but must promise never to tell anyone what he has seen. In Hoichi, the earless, a blind musician-monk named Hoichi is commanded by a gathering of ghosts to sing the saga of their ancient deeds. The head monk paints Hoichi's body with prayer verses to protect him, but unfortunately overlooks Hoichi's ears. In In a cup of tea, a writer wonders what would happen to a person who drinks another's soul and finds out
Bangiku = Late chrysanthemums by Mikio Naruse( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moving portrait of geisha in their declining years
Narayamabushi kō = The ballad of Narayama by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the Ballad of Narayama, one of Japans' most moving legends. The story of a loving son in a impoverished region who must follow the cruel custom of abandoning his mother to the mountain gods as she turns 70
Kaidan = Kwaidan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Japanese and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After more than a decade of sober political dramas and social-minded period pieces, the great Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi shifted gears dramatically for this rapturously stylized quartet of ghost stories. Featuring colorfully surreal sets and luminous cinematography, these haunting tales of demonic comeuppance and spiritual trials, adapted from writer Lafcadio Hearn's collections of Japanese folklore, are existentially frightening and meticulously crafted. In The black hair, a poor young samurai leaves his first wife to marry a rich woman. When he is unhappy in his second marriage, he returns to his first wife, who at first appears unchanged from when he last saw her. In The woman of the snow, a woodcutter is spared by a mysterious ghost-like woman in the snow, but must promise never to tell anyone what he has seen. In Hoichi, the earless, a blind musician-monk named Hoichi is commanded by a gathering of ghosts to sing the saga of their ancient deeds. The head monk paints Hoichi's body with prayer verses to protect him, but unfortunately overlooks Hoichi's ears. In In a cup of tea, a writer wonders what would happen to a person who drinks another's soul and finds out
Nihon no higeki( Visual )

3 editions published between 1953 and 2003 in Japanese and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The austerity of life in post-occupation Japan takes center stage in this film about a mother's struggle to provide for her children. Haruko was widowed by the war, and after losing the family land to an abusive brother-in-law, she has kept her family fed by selling black market goods and working as a prostitute in the pleasure quarters. But her son Seiichi is a medical student, and her daughter Utako is a highly desirable marriage candidate who speaks fluent English. When she learns that her son wants to be adopted by a wealthy couple, and her daughter is running away with a married man, Haruko's world crumbles. Her struggles have been in vain, as her family is overtaken by an interminable and irreconcilable tragedy
La ballade de Narayama by Keisuke Kinoshita( Visual )

4 editions published between 1958 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La vieille Orin approche de ses 70 ans. Elle tente de convaincre son fils Tatsuhei de la porter sur son dos, conformément à la tradition, jusqu'au sommet du Mont Nara ou elle pourra mourir sans être à la charge de la communauté. Mais son fils ne peut s'y résoudre. En attendant, elle prépare son départ en cherchant une nouvelle épouse pour Tatsuhei qui est veuf
Ai to kibo no machi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masao seems to have the entire world against him. His father is dead, his mother is sick, and his little sister Yasue has a mental handicap and spends most of her days playing or drawing pictures of dead animals. Masao is a bright boy, but is torn between going to high school and getting a real job in order to support his family. He wants to get a job, but his mother is determined that he needs to go on to high school so that he can get a better job later on. Masao does what he can to make a little money for his family: repeatedly selling Yasue's pet pigeons. They're homing pigeons, and will come right back. Yasue cries and Masao feels guilty, but his mother insists that they have to do it in order to survive. When Masao sells the pigeons to Kyoko, everything changes
Akira Kurosawa's dreams( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in Japanese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unfolding in a series of mythic vignettes, this late work by Akira Kurosawa brings eight of the beloved director's own nighttime visions, informed by tales from Japanese folklore, to cinematic life
Mikio Naruse( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bangiku (1954): Okin is an ex-geisha who has embraced the new post-war economy most successfully and single-mindedly. Former colleagues, Tamae, whose son threatens to become a gigolo, and Tomi, who has a decidedly 'modern' daughter, live together and try to make ends meet
Nihon no higeki by Fumio Kamei( Visual )

6 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in Japanese and German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman widowed by the second world war struggles in the chaos of postwar Japan to raise her two children, only to have them grow distant from her
Narayama bushiko Die Ballade von Narayama = La ballade de Narayama( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kwaïdan = (histoires fantastiques) by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yūyake-gumo( Visual )

4 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a small family-run fish shop, a high school student wants to become a fisherman; his sister wants to escape the family business by marrying a rich suitor; and their parents hope their son will follow in their footsteps. The family is beset by several calamities
Niguruma no uta( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the still harsh village life of the 1950s by focussing on the lives of three generations of women
The ballad of Narayama( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This haunting, kabuki-inflected version of a Japanese folk legend is set in a remote mountain village where food is scarce and tradition dictates that citizens who have reached their seventieth year must be carried to the summit of Mount Narayama and left there to die. The sacrificial elder at the center of the tale is Orin, a dignified and dutiful woman who spends her dwindling days securing the happiness of her loyal widowed son with a respectable new wife. Filmed almost entirely on cunningly designed studio sets, in brilliant color and widescreen, The Ballad of Narayama is a stylish and vividly formal work from Japan's cinematic golden age, directed by the dynamic Keisuke Kinoshita"--Container
La Balada de Narayama by Keisuke Kinoshita( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in 3 languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esta es la historia de un remoto lugar situado al pie de una imponente montaña cuyos habitantes no consiguen superar los 70 años de vida por alguna razón desconocida. El amor de un hijo por su madre, Granny, hará que esto cambie
Street of love and hope Ai to kibo no machi = Stadt der Liebe und Hoffnung = Une ville d'amour et d'espoir( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comédie Dramatique
Une ville d'amour et d'espoir by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depuis le décès de son père, Masao vit avec sa mère, cireuse de chaussures, et sa petite soeur handicapée. Il aide sa famille à survivre en vendant plusieurs fois les pigeons qu'il élève lui-même et qui, instinctivement rentrent au bercail. Kyoko, l'une de ses clientes issue d'un milieu aisé, se prend 'amitié pour lui et décide d'unir ses efforts avec Akiyama, la maîtresse d'école du garçon, afin de le ramener dans le droit chemin
 
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Bangiku = Late chrysanthemums
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Alternative Names
Mochizuki Mieko 1917-1977

Mochizuki, Yūko

Mochizuki, Yuko 1918-1977

Suzuki, Mieko

Suzuki, Mieko 1917-1977

Yūko Mochizuki actress

Yūko Mochizuki actrice

Yūko Mochizuki Japans actrice (1917-1977)

Yūko Mochizuki pemeran perempuan asal Jepang

Yuuko Mochizuki

Yuuko Mochizuki actriz japonesa

Мотидзуки, Юко

یوکو موچیزوکی بازیگر ژاپنی

スズキ, ミエコ

モチズキ, ユウコ

モチズキ, ユウコ 1918-1977

望月優子 1917-1977

鈴木, 美枝子

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