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Yasujirô Ozu (1903–1963)

Tokyo-born Yasujiro Ozu was a movie buff from childhood, often playing hooky from school in order to see Hollywood movies in his local theatre. In 1923 he landed a job as a camera assistant at Shochiku Studios in Tokyo. Three years later, he was made an assistant director and directed his first film the next year, Blade of Penitence (1927). Ozu ... See full bio »

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(age 60) in Tokyo, Japan

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Shuutarou Komiya | James Maki | Ernst Schwartz | Yasujiro

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Watching Fantasia (1940) I understood we could never win the war. "These people seem to like complications", I thought to myself. See more »

Trivia:

Retrospective at the 53rd Berlin International Film Festival. See more »

Trademark:

Shots that violate the 180 degree rule (The rule states that cameras filming a conversation must stay on one side of an imaginary line drawn between two people talking or continuity will be broken). See more »

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Sagittarius

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