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Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director (1975)

Aru eiga-kantoku no shogai (original title)
A documentary film on the life and works of director Kenji Mizoguchi.

Director:

Kaneto Shindô

Writer:

Kaneto Shindô
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Cast

Credited cast:
Takako Irie Takako Irie ... Herself
Daisuke Itô Daisuke Itô ... Himself
Kyôko Kagawa ... Herself
Matsutarô Kawaguchi Matsutarô Kawaguchi ... Himself
Michiyo Kogure ... Herself
Machiko Kyô ... Herself
Yasuzô Masumura Yasuzô Masumura ... Himself
Shigeru Miki Shigeru Miki ... Himself
Kazuo Miyagawa Kazuo Miyagawa ... Himself
Kakuko Mori ... Herself
Masaichi Nagata ... Himself
Ganjirô Nakamura Ganjirô Nakamura ... Himself
Masashige Narusawa Masashige Narusawa ... Himself
Kenichi Okamoto Kenichi Okamoto ... Himself
Nobuko Otowa ... Herself
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A documentary film on the life and works of director Kenji Mizoguchi.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

14 August 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kindai Eiga Kyokai See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This documentary is featured on the 2-disc Criterion Collection DVD for Ugetsu (1953). See more »

Connections

References Aa kokyo (1938) See more »

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A masterpiece about a master of masterpieces!
6 May 2015 | by gcgthSee all my reviews

I've been a constant reader of IMDb for many years though have never before submitted a comment. Yet here I saw that no-one had done so and, having just watched this documentary, I simply wished to communicate to anyone who comes across this review that this is not only a very thorough film about the life and work of Mizoguchi, one of the most profound and meaningful directors of all time, but also a remarkable portrait full of fascinating and delicate insights. Here we have cinema of course; however, through the contributions of a variety of workers - actors and actresses, technicians, producers - we are offered riveting details about how art is attained and, therefore, a view of an important aspect of life itself. Put together with a modest simplicity, it is at the same time engaging,moving,attractive and thought-provoking.


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