STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 13,270 this week

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 »

Died:

(age 92) in Tokyo, Japan

LGBTQIA+ Power Couples of Hollywood

Talk about couples goals! We can't get enough of Hollywood's LGBTQIA+ powerhouse pairs.

See the gallery

The Best Movies and Shows to Watch in June

See what movies and shows the IMDb editors are watching in June.

See the full list

On Prime Video

Editorial Lists

Related lists from IMDb editors

a list of 10 images
updated 08 Feb 2018
 

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 people
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 24 people
created 06 Mar 2020
 
a list of 22 people
created 24 Jan 2014
 
a list of 37 people
created 05 Jun 2013
 
a list of 21 people
created 05 Sep 2012
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDb page

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Kon Ichikawa's work have you seen?

User Polls

32 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Known For

(1976)
(1962)
Brother Director
(1960)
Odd Obsession Director
(1959)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (93 credits)
 2003 A Daughter's Marriage (TV Movie)
 2002 Ten Dark Women (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 I Went To
 2000 Shinsengumi
 1994 47 Ronin
 1993 Shinjitsu ichiro (TV Movie)
 1988 Crane
 1987 Actress
 1984 Ohan
 1981 Lonely Heart
 1980 Koto
 1978 Queen Bee
 1975 I Am a Cat
 1973 Visions of Eight (Documentary) (segment "The Fastest")
 1973 The Wanderers
 1972 Kogarashi Monjirô (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1971 To Love Again
 1970 Japan and the Japanese (Documentary short)
 1969 Kyoto (Documentary short)
 1968 Seishun (Documentary)
 1965 Tokyo Olympiad (Documentary)
 1962 The Outcast
 1960 Brother
 1960 Bonchi
 1960 Jokyô (segment "Mono o takaku uritsukeru onna")
 1959 Kankon sosai (TV Movie)
 1959 Odd Obsession
 1958 Conflagration
 1957 The Hole
 1955 The Heart
 1954 A Billionaire
 1954 All of Myself
 1953 The Lovers
 1953 Mr. Pu
 1952 Young People
 1952 Mr. Lucky
 1951 Koibito
 1951 Wedding March
 1951 Ieraishan
 1950 Heat and Mud
 1949 365 Nights
 1946 Musume Dôjôji (Short)
 1936 Shinsetsu kachikachi yama (Short) (diretor)
Show Show Writer (51 credits)
Show Show Producer (12 credits)
Show Show Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (3 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (3 credits)
Show Show Animation department (2 credits)
Show Show Production manager (2 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Cinematographer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (8 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)
Edit

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

7 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site [Japan]

Alternate Names:

Kurishitei | Kurisutei

Spouse:

Natto Wada  (her death)  (2 children)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[If he has advice for young directors] No, no advice. The film industry has changed tremendously. The movies they are making now are very different from the ones I made when I was young. I can't say whether people in the industry are happier or unhappier as a result. Everything has changed so much. See more »

Trivia:

Masumura Yasuzo apprenticed under him and consequently remade The Girl Who Touched His Legs in 1960. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed