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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 »


(age 58) in Kyoto, Japan

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 1953 A Geisha
 1953 Ugetsu
 1951 Miss Oyu
 1945 Victory Song
 1945 The Sword
 1941 The 47 Ronin
 1938 Aa kokyo
 1938 Roei no uta
 1936 Osaka Elegy
 1935 Poppies
 1935 Ojô Okichi (additional director)
 1934 Jinpu-ren
 1933 Gion matsuri
 1930 Tôjin Okichi
 1929 Tôkyô kôshinkyoku (Short)
 1929 Asahi wa kagayaku (Short)
 1929 Nihon bashi
 1927 Jihi shincho (Short)
 1927 Kôon
 1926 Kane
 1926 Dôka-ô
 1925 Ningen
 1925 Uchen-Puchan
 1924 Jin kyo
 1923 Toge no uta
 1923 Chi to rei
 1923 Yoru
 1923 Kokyo
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5' 5" (1.65 m)

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It was only when I passed 40, that I understood the human truths I want to express in my films See more »


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


Cites Marcel L'Herbier, Josef von Sternberg, William Wyler and John Ford as his influences. See more »



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