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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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[on his friendships with prostitutes and bar hostesses] They weren't educated and they were vulgar and lusty, but they were also strongly affectionate and they instinctively confronted all their own sufferings. I grew to admire them enormously. See more »

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Mentor to Takashi Miike, who attended Imamura's own film school in Yokohama. See more »

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