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Seijun Suzuki (1923–2017)


Seijun Suzuki was born in Nihonbashi, Tôkyô, on May 24, 1923. In 1943, he entered the army to fight at the front. In 1946, he enrolled in the film department of the Kamakura Academy and passed the assistant director's exam. For the next few years, he worked as an assistant director at several studios. In 1958, he directed his first film, Victory ... See full bio »

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(age 93) in Tokyo, Japan

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Known For

Zigeunerweisen Director
(1980)
Branded to Kill Director
(1967)
Pistol Opera Director
(2001)
Kagero-za Director
(1981)

Filmography

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 2001 Pistol Opera
 1993 Marriage (segment "Jinnai-Harada Family Chapter")
 1991 Yumeji
 1983 Cherry Blossoms in Spring (TV Movie)
 1981 Kagero-za
 1973 Horror Theater Unbalance (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Miira no koi (1973)
 1968 Aisaikun konban wa: Aru kettou (TV Movie)
 1966 Tokyo Drifter
 1965 Tattooed Life
 1964 Gate of Flesh
 1961 Tokyo Knights
 1959 Age of Nudity
 1959 Love Letter (Short)
 1958 Young Breasts
 1957 Eight Hours of Terror (as Seitarô Suzuki)
 1956 Satan's Town
 1956 Victory Is Ours (as Seitaro Suzuki)
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Alternate Names:

Hachiro Guryu | Seitaro Suzuki | Seitarô Suzuki

Relatives:

Suzuki, Kenji (sibling)
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Films from Nikkatsu usually have the same plot: the main character falls in love with a woman, he kills the bad guy and gets the woman. This pattern is repeated in every film, so you concentrate on finding out all you can about who the actors are, who the director is, and the approach this director has. For instance, one director has a habit of filming a love scene a certain way; this means that ... See more »

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