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Masaki Kobayashi (I) (1916–1996)


Masaki Kobayashi was born on February 14, 1916 in Hokkaido, Japan. He was a director and writer, known for The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961), The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959) and Harakiri (1962). He died on October 4, 1996 in Tokyo, Japan. See full bio »

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(age 80) in Tokyo, Japan

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Keisuke Kinoshita, Kurosawa Akira, Ichikawa Kon and Kobayashi Masaki formed their own company Yonki No Kai ('Club Of The Four Knights') in 1969 to assert an independent film making process and escape the studio system. See more »

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His protagonists are typically idealistic, independent men who face off against the corrupt and powerful and are invariably crushed See more »

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