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Yoshitarô Nomura (1919–2005)

Yoshitarô Nomura was born on April 23, 1919 in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. He was a director and writer, known for The Castle of Sand (1974), Giwaku (1982) and The Demon (1978). He died on April 8, 2005 in Tokyo. See full bio »


(age 85) in Tokyo, Japan

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The Castle of Sand
Giwaku Director
The Demon
The Demon Director
The Incident
The Incident Director


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Began working in the Japanese movie industry when he was 22. He was best known for his suspense thrillers and his pioneering work in Japanese film noir, but he also made samurai dramas and musicals. His 1974 thriller, "Castle of Sand" (The Castle of Sand (1974)), is considered one of the best Japanese movies ever made. He adapted novels by Agatha Christie and other authors for the screen. After ... See more »

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