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Yasuzô Masumura (1924–1986)

Born in Yamanashi, Japan, Yasuzô Masumura would become known as a maverick director whose main legacy was films portraying and promoting individualism, which was the opposite of the norm in Japanese society. He earned a law degree towards the end of World War II from Tokyo University, yet joined Daiei Studio as an assistant director in 1950. He ... See full bio »

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(age 62)

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(1976)
(1957)
Jokyô Director
(1960)
(1970)

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 1984 Kuroi fukuin: Shinpu no giwaku (TV Movie)
 1983 Stewardess monogatari (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1983)
 1983 Mazakon-keiji no jikenbo (TV Movie)
 1981 Himawari no uta (TV Series) (as Yasuzo Masumura)
 1980 Akai shisen (TV Movie)
 1977 Akai gekiryû (TV Series) (as Yasuzo Masumura, episodes 1, 2, 12 and 20)
 1976 Akai shôgeki (TV Series) (as Yasuzo Masumura, episodes 1 and 10)
 1974 Yoake no keiji (TV Series) (as Yasuzo Masumura)
 1972 The Music
 1971 Games
 1970 Play It Cool
 1969 Vixen
 1969 Senba zuru
 1969 Blind Beast
 1968 The Sex Check
 1967 Tsuma futari
 1966 The Red Angel
 1966 Irezumi
 1965 The Guard-man (TV Series) (as Yasuzo Masumura, episode July 22'66)
 1964 Super-Express
 1964 Swastika
 1963 Uso (segment "Playgirl")
 1962 Onna no issho
 1960 Afraid to Die
 1960 Jokyô (segment "Mimi o kamitagaru onna")
 1959 Hanran
 1958 The Precipice
 1957 Danryû
 1957 The Kiss
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Alternate Names:

Yasuzo Masumura
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My goal is to create an exaggerated depiction featuring only the ideas and passions of living human beings. In Japanese society, which is essentially regimented, freedom and the individual do not exist. The theme of Japanese film is the emotions of the Japanese people, who have no choice but to live according to the norms of that society . . . After experiencing Europe for two years, I wanted to ... See more »

Trivia:

A 1996 retrospective of Masumura's works in Rome, Italy was attended by a bed-ridden admirer Michaelangelo Antonioni who told reporters he was compelled to attend despite illness. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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