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Kenji Mizoguchi (I) (1898–1956)


Coming from a lower class family Mizoguchi entered the production company Nikkatsu as an actor specialized in female roles. Later he became an assistant director and made his first film in 1922. Although he filmed almost 90 movies in the silent era, only his last 12 productions are really known outside of Japan because they were especially ... See full bio »

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(age 58) in Kyoto, Japan

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Known For

Ugetsu
Ugetsu Director
(1953)
The Life of Oharu
(1952)
Sansho the Bailiff
(1954)
Gion no shimai
Gion no shimai Director
(1936)

Filmography

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 1955 Yôkihi
 1954 Uwasa no onna
 1953 Gion bayashi
 1953 Ugetsu
 1951 Oyû-sama
 1945 Hisshôka
 1941 The 47 Ronin
 1940 Naniwa onna
 1938 Aa kokyo
 1938 Roei no uta
 1936 Osaka Elegy
 1935 Gubijinsô
 1935 Ojô Okichi (additional director)
 1935 Orizuru Osen
 1934 Aizô tôge
 1934 Jinpu-ren
 1933 Gion matsuri
 1930 Tôjin Okichi
 1929 Asahi wa kagayaku (Short)
 1929 Nihonbashi
 1927 Jihi shinchô (Short)
 1927 Kôon
 1926 Kane
 1926 Kaikoku danji
 1926 Dôka-ô (Short)
 1925 Ningen
 1924 Jinkyo
 1924 Gendai no joo
 1923 Toge no uta
 1923 Chî to reî
 1923 Yoru
 1923 Kokyô
 1923 Kantô (Documentary short)
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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

I have not yet made a film that pleases me. See more »

Trivia:

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 787-803. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.

Trademark:

He is said to be the first major feminist director. See more »

Nickname:

Goteken

Star Sign:

Taurus

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