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Shôhei Imamura (I) (1926–2006)


Shohei Imamura's films dig beneath the surface of Japanese society to reveal a wellspring of sensual, often irrational, energy that lies beneath. Along with his colleagues Nagisa Ôshima and Masahiro Shinoda, Imamura began his serious directorial career as a member of the New Wave movement in Japan. Reacting against the studio system, and ... See full bio »

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(age 79) in Tokyo, Japan

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Known For

The Eel
The Eel Director
(1997)
Narayama bushikô
(1983)
Kuroi ame
Kuroi ame Director
(1989)
Dr. Akagi
Dr. Akagi Director
(1998)

Filmography

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 2002 September 11 (segment "Japan", as Shohei Imamura)
 1998 Dr. Akagi
 1997 The Eel
 1989 Kuroi ame
 1987 Zegen
 1981 Eijanaika
 1975 Karayuki-san (Documentary)
 1973 Muhômatsu kokyô ni kaeru (TV Movie documentary)
 1972 The Pirates of Buban (TV Movie documentary)
 1971 Mikikan-hei o otte: Tai-hen (Documentary)
 1970 Mikikan-hei o otte: Marei-hen (TV Movie documentary)
 1967 Ningen jôhatsu (Documentary)
 1964 Akai satsui
 1959 Nianchan
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Show Show Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (10 credits)
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Show Show Actor (1 credit)
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Alternate Names:

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I like to make messy films See more »

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Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 451-458. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988. See more »

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