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Nagisa Ôshima (1932–2013)

Born in Kyoto, Japan. Studied law at Kyoto University. After graduation, joined the Shochiku Film Company in 1954 as an assistant director. See full bio »

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 1999 Gohatto
 1995 100 Years of Japanese Cinema (TV Movie documentary)
 1993 Akira Kurosawa: My Life in Cinema (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1991 Kyoto, My Mother's Place (Documentary)
 1986 Max mon amour (as Nagisa Oshima)
 1977 Shisha wa itsumademo wakai (TV Movie)
 1976 The Isle of the Final Battle (TV Short documentary)
 1976 The Sunken Tomb (TV Short documentary)
 1976 The Life of Mao (TV Movie documentary)
 1976 The Golden Land of Bengal (TV Movie documentary)
 1975 The Battle of Tsushima (TV Movie documentary)
 1973 Bengaru no chichi Raman (TV Movie documentary)
 1972 The Journey of the Blind Musicians (TV Short documentary)
 1972 Joi! Bangla (TV Short documentary)
 1972 The Giants (TV Movie documentary)
 1971 The Ceremony
 1969 Boy
 1969 Mao Tse-Tung and the Cultural Revolution (TV Movie documentary)
 1968 The Pacific War (TV Movie documentary)
 1967 Band of Ninja
 1965 Diary of Yunbogi (Documentary short)
 1964-1965 Ajia no akebono (TV Series) (13 episodes)
- Episode #1.13 (1965)
- Episode #1.12 (1965)
- Episode #1.11 (1965)
- Episode #1.10 (1965)
- Episode #1.9 (1965)
 1964 It's Me Here, Bellett (TV Movie)
 1964 The Tomb of Youth (TV Short documentary)
 1964 A Rebel's Fortress (TV Short documentary)
 1964 Ode to an Old Teacher (TV Movie)
 1964 A National Railway Worker (TV Short documentary)
 1964 Because I Love You (TV Movie)
 1963 The Forgotten Army (TV Short documentary)
 1962 Youth on Ice (TV Short documentary)
 1961 The Catch
 1960 Naked Youth
 1959 Tomorrow's Sun (Short)
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2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 4 Articles | See more »

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Nagisa Oshima

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Nothing that is expressed is obscene. What is obscene is what is hidden. See more »


Retrospective at the Bergamo Film Meeting, Italy [1984]. See more »


Frequently worked with actor Rokkô Toura. See more »

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