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Takeo Kimura (1918–2010)

Takeo Kimura was born on April 1, 1918 in Tokyo, Japan. He was an art director and production designer, known for Tampopo (1985), Sen no Rikyu: Honkakubô ibun (1989) and Gate of Flesh (1964). He died on March 21, 2010 in Tokyo. See full bio »


(age 91) in Tokyo, Japan

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Known For

Tampopo Art Director
Sen no Rikyu: Honkakubô ibun
Gate of Flesh
Gate of Flesh Art Director
Tsigoineruwaizen Art Director


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 2005 Portrait of the Wind (supervising art director)
 2000 Closed Ward
 2000 Pickpocket
 1995 Deep River
 1994 Zenshin Shosetsuka (Documentary)
 1993 Yume no onna
 1992 Shiny Moss
 1990 Jipangu
 1989 Teito taisen
 1989 Circus Boys
 1985 Tampopo
 1983 Namidabashi
 1980 The Woman
 1972 Shinobugawa
 1969 The Cleanup
 1968 Gangster VIP
 1967 Massacre Gun
 1964 Gate of Flesh
 1963 The Bastard
 1960 Yakuza sensei
 1959 Iô-tô
 1958 Red Pier
 1958 Shundeini
 1957 Joshiryôsai
 1956 Iro zange
 1954 Aru onna
 1953 Gan
Show Show Production designer (37 credits)
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Show Show Director (2 credits)
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Show Show Self (4 credits)

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Takeo Kimura is still the oldest person ever to direct a narrative first feature film: He was 90 years old when his debut Dreaming Awake (2008) was released.

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