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Masaki Kobayashi (I) (1916–1996)


Masaki Kobayashi was born on February 14, 1916 in Hokkaido, Japan. He was a director and writer, known for Harakiri (1962), The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959) and Kwaidan (1964). He died on October 4, 1996 in Tokyo, Japan. See full bio »

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(age 80) in Tokyo, Japan

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Attended art classes at Waseda University. His work with the Shochiku film company was interrupted by becoming a POW during the Sino-Japanese war. His most famous film, the epic "The Human Condition", set in a Manchurian forced labour camp, was partly based on his experience of wartime incarceration. With films like "Hara-Kiri" and "Kwaidan", he came to be feted in the 1960's as a master of both ... See more »

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Bitter, pessimistic endings See more »

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