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Yasuzô Masumura (1924–1986)

Yasuzô Masumura was born on August 25, 1924 in Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan. He was a director and writer, known for Double Suicide of Sonezaki (1978), Hanzo the Razor: The Snare (1973) and Blind Beast (1969). He died on November 23, 1986. See full bio »


(age 62)

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 1984 Kuroi fukuin: Shinpu no giwaku (TV Movie)
 1983 Stewardess monogatari (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1983)
 1983 Mazakon-keiji no jikenbo (TV Movie)
 1981 Himawari no uta (TV Series) (as Yasuzo Masumura)
 1980 Akai shisen (TV Movie)
 1977 Akai gekiryû (TV Series) (as Yasuzo Masumura, episodes 1, 2, 12 and 20)
 1976 Akai shôgeki (TV Series) (as Yasuzo Masumura, episodes 1 and 10)
 1974 Yoake no keiji (TV Series) (as Yasuzo Masumura)
 1972 The Music
 1971 Asobi
 1970 Play It Cool
 1969 Jotai
 1969 Senba zuru
 1969 Blind Beast
 1968 Evil Trio
 1967 Tsuma futari
 1966 Red Angel
 1966 Irezumi
 1965 The Guard-man (TV Series) (as Yasuzo Masumura, episode July 22'66)
 1964 Super Express
 1964 Manji
 1963 Uso (segment "Playgirl")
 1962 Onna no issho
 1960 Afraid to Die
 1960 A Woman's Testament (segment "Mimi o kamitagaru onna")
 1959 Hanran
 1958 The Precipice
 1957 Warm Current
 1957 Kisses
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Yasuzo Masumura

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My goal is to create an exaggerated depiction featuring only the ideas and passions of living human beings. In Japanese society, which is essentially regimented, freedom and the individual do not exist. The theme of Japanese film is the emotions of the Japanese people, who have no choice but to live according to the norms of that society . . . After experiencing Europe for two years, I wanted to ... See more »


In 1950 he traveled to Rome to study film-making at the prestigious Centro Sperimentale Cinematografico. See more »

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