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Kon Ichikawa (1915–2008)


Kon Ichikawa has been influenced by artists as diverse as Walt Disney and Jean Renoir, and his films cover a wide spectrum of moods, from the comic to the overwhelmingly ironic and even the perverse. Ichikawa began his career as a cartoonist, and this influence is apparent in his skillful use of the widescreen, and in the strong, angular patterns ... See full bio »

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(age 92) in Tokyo, Japan

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Known For

Inugami-ke no ichizoku
(1976)
Otôto
Otôto Director
(1960)
Watashi wa nisai
Watashi wa nisai Director
(1962)

Filmography

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 2003 Musume no kekkon (TV Movie)
 2002 Tôbô (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Onna to hashi (2002) ... (supervisor)
- Oto to onna (2002)
- Onna to kage (2002)
 2001 Kah-chan
 2000 Dora-heita
 2000 Shinsengumi
 1993 Shinjitsu ichiro (TV Movie)
 1988 Tsuru
 1987 Actress
 1986 Rokumeikan
 1984 Ohan
 1981 Lonely Heart
 1980 Koto
 1978 Hi no tori
 1978 Joôbachi
 1977 Gokumon-to
 1973 Visions of Eight (Documentary) (segment "The Fastest")
 1973 The Wanderers
 1972 Kogarashi Monjirô (TV Series) (episode director)
 1971 Ai futatabi
 1970 Nihon to nihonjin (Documentary short)
 1969 Kyoto (Documentary short)
 1968 Seishun (Documentary)
 1965 Tokyo Olympiad (Documentary)
 1962 The Outcast
 1960 Otôto
 1960 Bonchi
 1960 Jokyô (segment "Mono o takaku uritsukeru onna")
 1959 Kankon sosai (TV Movie)
 1959 Kagi
 1958 Enjô
 1957 Ana
 1956 Nihonbashi
 1955 Kokoro
 1954 Okuman choja
 1953 Aijin
 1953 Aoiro kakumei
 1953 Mr. Pu
 1952 Young People
 1952 Rakki-san
 1951 Ieraishan
 1951 Koibito
 1951 Wedding March
 1950 Netsudeichi
 1946 Musume Dôjôji (Short)
 1936 Shinsetsu kachikachi yama (Short) (diretor)
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Personal Details

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Official Sites:

Official Site [Japan]

Alternate Names:

Kurishitei | Kurisutei
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Personal Quote:

I've made various types of films: period dramas, modern dramas, films set in the Meiji period. But I don't make any distinctions between them - they're all films. True, with a period drama, there are certain conventions. With a modern drama, there is a different style of shooting. So you have to make changes according to the genre, but I never think, "This is a period drama, so I have to shoot it... See more »

Trivia:

He married Wada Natto who became his scenarist until her death in 1983. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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