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Shûji Terayama (1935–1983)

Terayama Shuji was born the only son of Terayama Hachiro and Terayama Hatsu in Hirosaki City, Aomori on December 10th, 1935; but his birth and name were officially registered on January 10th, 1936. His father, an officer in the "thought police", leaves for the Pacific War in early 1941. He dies in September of 1945 of dysentery on the Indonesian ... See full bio »


(age 47) in Tokyo, Japan

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 2017 Wilderness: Part Two (based on the novel by)
 2017 Wilderness: Part One (based on the novel by)
 1983 Shûji Terayama & Shuntarô Tanikawa Video Letter (Video documentary) (creator)
 1981 Fruits of Passion (adaptation)
 1980 A Tale of Africa (story)
 1979 Grass Labyrinth (Short) (writer)
 1979 Private Collections (segment "Kusa-Meikyu")
 1978 Cloud Cuckooland (Video)
 1978 Shintokumaru (Video) (writer)
 1978 Third Base (writer)
 1977 Les chants de Maldoror (Short)
 1977 The Boxer
 1977 The Eraser (Short)
 1975 A Tale of Smallpox (Short)
 1975 Labyrinth Tale (Short)
 1971 Emperor Tomato Ketchup (screenplay - as Shuuji Terayama)
 1971 The War of Jan-Ken-Pon (Short) (as Shuuji Terayama)
 1967 Americans, Who Are You? (TV Movie documentary)
 1964 The Cage (Short)
 1964 Kono sora no aru kagiri (story)
 1962 A Flame at the Pier (screenplay)
 1961 Epitaph to My Love (screenplay)
 1960 Catology (Short)
 1960 Get 'em All (screenplay)
 1960 Dry Lake
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "Shintoku-Maru," was performed in a Yukia Ninagawa Company production at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with Tatsuya Fujiwara and Kayoko Shiraishi in the cast.

Alternate Names:

Shuuji Terayama

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Member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1976

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