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Shôhei Imamura (I) (1926–2006)


Shohei Imamura's films dig beneath the surface of Japanese society to reveal a wellspring of sensual, often irrational, energy that lies beneath. Along with his colleagues Nagisa Ôshima and Masahiro Shinoda, Imamura began his serious directorial career as a member of the New Wave movement in Japan. Reacting against the studio system, and ... See full bio »

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(age 79) in Tokyo, Japan

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Known For

Kuroi ame Director
(1989)
Nippon konchûki Director
(1963)
The Eel Director
(1997)

Filmography

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 2002 September 11 (segment "Japan", as Shohei Imamura)
 1998 Dr. Akagi
 1997 The Eel
 1989 Kuroi ame
 1987 Zegen
 1981 Eijanaika
 1975 Karayuki-san (Documentary)
 1973 Muhômatsu kokyô ni kaeru (TV Movie documentary)
 1972 The Pirates of Buban (TV Movie documentary)
 1971 Mikikan-hei o otte: Tai-hen (Documentary)
 1970 Mikikan-hei o otte: Marei-hen (TV Movie documentary)
 1967 Ningen jôhatsu (Documentary)
 1964 Akai satsui
 1959 Nianchan
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Show Show Producer (8 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
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Alternate Names:

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[on his encounters with ruling class students] I despised them, and remember thinking that they were the kind of people who would never get close to the fundamental truths of life. Knowing them made me want to identify myself with working-class people who were true to their own human natures. At that age, though, I probably still thought of myself as being innately superior to working-class ... See more »

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Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 451-458. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988. See more »

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