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Kaneto Shindô (1912–2012)

Kaneto Shindô was born on April 22, 1912 in Hiroshima, Japan. He was a writer and director, known for Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), Hachi-ko (1987) and Onibaba (1964). He was married to Nobuko Otowa. He died on May 29, 2012 in Hiroshima. See full bio »


(age 100) in Hiroshima, Japan

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 2010 Postcard (screenplay)
 2009 Hachi: A Dog's Tale (motion picture "Hachiko monogatari")
 2008 Teacher and Three Children (writer)
 2007 The Battleship on the Ground (Documentary) (adaptation) / (original story)
 2003 Owl (writer)
 2000 By Player (book "Sammon yakusha no shi") / (screenplay)
 1999 The Perfect Education (writer)
 1999 Ikitai (writer)
 1998 Yukie (writer)
 1998 The Geisha House (writer)
 1995 A Last Note
 1992 Toki rakujitsu (novel) / (screenplay)
 1990 Donmai
 1989 Ôinaru gen'ei (TV Movie)
 1988 Sakura-tai Chiru (Documentary) (writer)
 1987 Hachi-ko (screenplay) / (story)
 1987 Actress
 1986 Burakkubôdo
 1984 Kuroi fukuin: Shinpu no giwaku (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1984 The Horizon
 1983 Tsumiki kuzushi (writer)
 1982 Fuyô no Hito (TV Mini-Series) (teleplay)
 1981 Edo Porn
 1981 Kutsukake Tokijirô (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1980 Harukanaru sôro (screenplay)
 1980 Deathquake
 1980 Nagisa no onna (TV Series)
 1979 The Strangling (writer)
 1979 Ameyuki san (TV Movie) (teleplay)
  Zatôichi monogatari (TV Series) (5 episodes, 1976 - 1979) (screenplay - 3 episodes, 1978)
- Traveling with a Child (1978) ... (screenplay)
- The Song That Struck Ichi (1978) ... (screenplay)
- The 100 Ryo Love (1978) ... (screenplay)
 1978 The Incident (writer)
 1978 Kiken na kankei (writer)
 1974 My Way
 1973 Love Betrayed (writer)
 1973 Rica 2: Lonely Wanderer (lyrics) / (screenplay)
 1972 Hymn
 1972 Konketsuji Rika (screenplay)
 1971 Yami no naka no chimimoryo (screenplay)
 1969 Heat Wave Island (writer)
 1969 Devil's Temple (script)
 1969 Senba zuru (writer)
 1968 Operation Negligee (writer)
 1968 Kuroneko (writer)
 1967 Daraku suru onna (screenplay)
 1967 Libido
 1967 Tsuma futari
 1966 Zoku Yoidore hakase (also story)
 1966 Lost Sex
 1966 Irezumi
 1965 A Scoundrel
 1964 Onibaba (written by)
 1964 Swastika
 1963 Mother (writer)
 1963 Uso (segment "San jyokyo")
 1962 Human
 1962 Kujira gami
 1962 Kiru
 1962 Sabakareru Echizen no kami (screenplay)
 1962 Kurotokage (screenplay)
 1961 Kenshin
 1961 Netsuai sha
 1961 Ako roshi
 1960 Onna no saka (screenplay)
 1959 Hanayome-san wa sekai-ichi (writer)
 1959 Sono kabe o kudake (writer)
 1959 Karatachi nikki (writer)
 1959 Lucky Dragon No. 5 (writer)
 1958 Yoru no sugao (writer)
 1958 Naked Sun (writer)
 1958 A Grain of Wheat (writer)
 1958 Futeki na otoko (writer)
 1958 Yoru no tsuzumi (writer)
 1958 The Precipice (writer)
 1958 Kanashimi wa onna dakeni (writer)
 1957 On This Earth
 1956 Joyu
 1956 Gin shinju
 1956 The Seven Vows (screenplay)
 1955 Haha naki ko
 1955 Ôkami
 1955 Kyôdai
 1955 Ginza no onna
 1955 Aisureba koso (segment "1")
 1954 Dobu
 1953 Onna no issho (screenplay)
 1953 Chi no hate made (writer)
 1953 Before Dawn (writer)
 1953 Yokubo (writer)
 1953 Shukuzu (writer)
 1953 Mura hatibu (writer)
 1953 Onna hitori daichi o yuku (writer)
 1953 Senba zuru (writer)
 1952 Violence
 1952 Nadare
 1951 Ashura hangan
 1951 The Dancer
 1951/II Jiyû gakkô
 1950 Akatsuki no tsuiseki (screenplay)
 1950 Senka no hate
 1950 The Bells of Nagasaki (screenplay)
 1950 Nanairo no hana (screenplay)
 1949 Dassen jônetsu musume (screenplay)
 1949 Waltz at Noon (screenplay)
 1949 Ishimatsu of the Forest (writer)
 1949 Here's to the Girls (writer)
 1949 Flame of My Love (writer)
 1948 The Bright Day of My Life (writer)
 1948 Idainaru X
 1948 Temptation (writer)
 1947 Marriage (screenplay)
 1946 Machibôke no onna (screenplay)
 1941 Hokkyokukô (adaptation)
 1941 Môjû-tsukai no shimai (screenplay) / (story)
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I have always had the souls of the 94 with me and have made them the theme of my existence. See more »


His latest film, "Ishiuchi jinjo koto shogakko: Hana wa chiredomo" (2008), which he both wrote and directed, has been released. At 96, this is believed to make Kaneto Shindo the world's second oldest active film director, after the Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira who is 4 years older and still active as of November 2008. See more »

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