Takeo Kimura filmography

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Takeo Kimura is a Japanese art director, writer and film director. He has art-directed more than 200 films over a span of more than six decades and ranks among Japan's best-known art directors.[1] His training began with the Nikkatsu Company in 1941, whose production division was merged into Daiei during the wartime industry reorganization, where he was promoted to art director in 1945.[2][3] His debut film as such was Umi no yobu koe (1945).[4] Nikkatsu re-opened its production studio in 1954 and Kimura moved there.[2] He worked with several directors, including top action director Toshio Masuda on films such as Red Quay (1958) with top star Yujiro Ishihara and Gangster VIP (1968) starring Tetsuya Watari.[1][5] However, his longest and most famous collaboration has been with director Seijun Suzuki, which began with The Bastard (1963). Together they developed a bold, expressive style exemplified in Gate of Flesh (1964) and Tokyo Drifter (1966).[1] Suzuki often rewrote his scripts with Kimura, who was given his first screenwriting credit on The Flower and the Angry Waves (1964). Kimura was also a part of Guryū Hachirō, the pen name of the writing group that formed around Suzuki in the mid-1960s and wrote Branded to Kill (1967).[6]

Kimura left Nikkatsu in 1973 to work freelance.[2] He subsequently art-directed many films for director Kei Kumai over almost 20 years. This included Kumai's best-known film Sandakan No. 8 (1974), Love and Faith (1978) featuring Toshirō Mifune and The Sea Is Watching (2002) based on one of Akira Kurosawa's final scripts.[4][7] Kimura's collaboration with director Kazuo Kuroki exceeded 20 years, including the Art Theatre Guild film Preparation for the Festival (1975) and The Face of Jizo (2004).[1][8] He worked with Suzuki on several more films; among them was Zigeunerweisen (1980), which was voted best Japanese film of the 1980s by Japanese film critics; and Pistol Opera (2001), a follow-up to Branded to Kill.[1][9] He art-directed on Fire Festival and Tampopo (both 1985), career highlights in the respective oeuvres of directors Mitsuo Yanagimachi and Juzo Itami.[1][10] Kaizō Hayashi's best remembered and debut film To Sleep so as to Dream (1986) marked the beginning of another long collaboration which also encompassed his Maiku Hama trilogy: The Most Terrible Time in My Life (1994), Stairway to the Distant Past (1995) and The Trap (1996).[11][12]

At age 86 Kimura directed the first of four short films with Mugen Sasurai (2004), which earned him the title for oldest directorial debut.[4][11] The last was Matouqin Nocturne (2007) in which Suzuki appeared in a prominent role.[13] Kimura then wrote and directed the feature-length film Dreaming Awake (2008) based on his own self-published novel.[1] He was recognized by Guinness World Records for "the oldest debut as a feature film director" at age 90.[14] Suzuki again appeared in the film.[15] Kimura himself acted in a couple small roles for other directors.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Art director[edit]

Year Title Japanese Romanization Director

1940s[edit]

1942 Path to the Mountain Shrine[H] 山参道 Yama sandō Kōji Shima
1943 The Tiger of Malaya[H] マライの虎 Marai no tora Masato Koga
1943 You Shall Marry[H] 結婚命令 Kekkon meirei Isao Numanami
1945 Umi no yobu koe 海を呼ぶ声 Umi no yobu koe Masanori Igayama
1946 A Brilliant Revenge 絢爛たる復讐 Kenrantaru fukushū Eiichi Koishi
Ren Yoshimura
1946 Nusumare kaketa ongakukai 盗まれかけた音楽会 Nusumare kaketa ongakukai Seiji Hisamatsu
1947 Yakō ressha no onna 夜行列車の女 Yakō ressha no onna Shigeo Tanaka
1948 Orion seiza オリオン星座 Orion seiza Satoshi Taguchi
1948 Oyabaka taishō 親馬鹿大将 Oyabaka taishō Masahisa Sunohara
1948 Yoru no platform 夜のプラットホーム Yoru no purattohōmu Satoshi Taguchi
1948 Jyōnetsu no ningyo 情熱の人魚 Jyōnetsu no ningyo Satoshi Taguchi
1949 Kenji to onna kanju 検事と女看守 Kenji to onna kanju Ren Yoshimura
1949 Bibō no kaoyaku 美貌の顔役 Bibō no kaoyaku Ren Yoshimura
1949 Daitokai no ushimitsudoki 大都会の丑満時 Daitokai no ushimitsudoki Motō Nishimura
1949 Namida no minato 涙の港 Namida no minato Masahisa Sunohara
1949 Uta no myōjō 歌の明星 Uta no myōjō Kōzō Saeki

1950s[edit]

1950 Ippikiōkami 一匹狼 Ippikiōkami Eiichi Koishi
1950 Watashi wa nerawarete iru 私は狙われている Watashi wa nerawarete iru Kazuo Mori
1950 Kumo no machi 蜘蛛の街 Kumo no machi Hideo Suzuki
1950 Gozen reiji no shutsugoku 午前零時の出獄 Gozen reiji no shutsugoku Eiichi Koishi
1950 San akunin to akanbō 三悪人と赤ん坊 San akunin to akanbō Eiichi Koishi
1951 Koi no orandazaka 恋の阿蘭蛇坂 Koi no orandazaka Hideo Suzuki
1951 Saijyōke no kyōen 西城家の饗宴 Saijyōke no kyōen Hideo Suzuki
1951 Utau yakyū kozō 歌う野球小僧 Utau yakyū kozō Kunio Watanabe
1951 Honō no hada 炎の肌 Honō no hada Seiji Hisamatsu
1952 The Red Group of Asakusa 浅草紅団 Asakusa kurenai dan Seiji Hisamatsu
1952 Iki nokotta Bentensama 生き残った弁天様 Iki nokotta Bentensama Seiji Hisamatsu
1952 Mōjū tsukai no shōjo 猛獣使いの少女 Mōjū tsukai no shōjo Kōzō Saeki
1952 Futatsu no shojosen 二つの処女線 Futatsu no shojosen Seiji Hisamatsu
1952 Tomorrow Is Sunday 明日は日曜日 Asu wa nichiyōbi Kōzō Saeki
1953 Gendai shojo 現代処女 Gendai shojo Kōzō Saeki
1953 Hahanami 母波 Hahanami Eiichi Koishi
1953 The Mistress Gan Shirō Toyoda
1953 Asakusa monogatari 浅草物語 Asakusa monogatari Kōji Shima
1953 Beni tsubaki 紅椿 Beni tsubaki Ren Yoshimura
1953 Jūdai no yūwaku 十代の誘惑 Jūdai no yūwaku Seiji Hisamatsu
1954 A Certain Woman 或る女 Aru onna Shirō Toyoda
1954 The Story of Shunkin 春琴物語 Shunkin monogatari Ito Daisuke
1954 Black Tide 黒い潮 Kuroi shio Sō Yamamura
1955 Moonrise 月は上りぬ Tsuki wa noborime Kinuyo Tanaka
1955 Prince Surabaya スラバヤ殿下 Surabaya denka Takeshi Satō
1955 Diary of a Policeman 警察日記 Keisatsu nikki Seiji Hisamatsu
1955 Mother おふくろ Ofukuro Seiji Hisamatsu
1955 Beyond the Green 緑はるかに Midori haruka ni Umetsugu Inoue
1955 Our Grandma うちのおばあちゃん Uchi no obaachan Masahisa Sunohara
1955 The Maid's Kid 女中ッ子 Jochūkko Tomotaka Tasaka
1955 Sentenced to Death 少年死刑囚 Shōnen shikeishū Ren Yoshimura
1955 Good Neighbors 月夜の傘 Tsukiyo no kasa Seiji Hisamatsu
1955 A Hole of My Own Making 自分の穴の中で Jibun no ana no naka de Tomu Uchida
1955 Diary of a Policeman Continued 続・警察日記 Zoku keisatsu nikki Seiji Hisamatsu
1956 Jazz Parade 裏町のお転婆娘 Uramachi no otenba musume Umetsugu Inoue
1956 Cell No. 8 第8監房 Dai hachi kanbō Yutaka Abe
1956 The Crime of Shirō Kamisaka 神阪四郎の犯罪 Kamisaka Shirō no hanzai Seiji Hisamatsu
1956 Confession 色ざんげ Irozange Yutaka Abe
1956 Mixed Family 雑居家族 Zakkyo kazoku Seiji Hisamatsu
1956 I'm All Alone: Third Part 続ただひとりの人 Zoku tada hitori no hito Ren Yoshimura
1956 Drumbeat ドラムと恋と夢 Doramu to koi to yume Ren Yoshimura
1956 Tonari no yome 隣の嫁 Tonari no yome Kiyoshi Horiike
1956 Nikutai no mitsuyu 肉体の密輸 Nikutai no mitsuyu Yutaka Abe
1956 The Baby Carriage 乳母車 Ubaguruma Tomotaka Tasaka
1957 Saigo no totsugeki 最後の突撃 Saigo no totsugeki Yutaka Abe
1957 Joshiryōsai 女子寮祭 Joshiryōsai Buichi Saitō
1957 Watashi wa zankamono de aru 私は前科者である Watashi wa zankamono de aru Takumi Furukawa
1957 A Jazz Singer Is Born ジャズ娘誕生 Jazu musume tanjō Masahisa Sunohara
1957 Madame マダム Madamu Yutaka Abe
1957 This Day's Life 今日のいのち Kyō no inochi Tomotaka Tasaka
1957 Dangerous Age 危険な年齢 Kiken na nenrei Kiyoshi Horiike
1957 Condemned 九人の死刑囚 Kunin no shikeishū Takumi Furukawa
1957 The Awakening 雌花 Mebana Yutaka Abe
1958 Story of a Nun 春泥尼 Shundeini Yutaka Abe
1958 A Man in the Fog 霧の中の男 Kiri no naka no otoko Koreyoshi Kurahara
1958 A Slope in the Sun 陽のあたる坂道 Hi no ataru sakamichi Tomotaka Tasaka
1958 The Face of Death 死の壁の脱出 Shi no kabe no dasshutsu Eisuke Takizawa
1958 Yarō to ōgon 野郎と黄金 Yarō to ōgon Yōichi Ushihara
1958 The Flow 運河 Unga Yutaka Abe
1958 Red Quay 赤い波止場 Akai hatoba Toshio Masuda
1958 Showdown in the Storm 嵐の中を突っ走れ Arashi no naka o tsuppashire Koreyoshi Kurahara
1958 Kemono no iru machi 獣のいる街 Kemono no iru machi Takumi Furukawa
1959 The Stream of Youth 若い川の流れ Wakai kawa no nagare Tomotaka Tasaka
1959 Mi imada aoshi 実いまだ青し Mi imada aoshi Yōichi Ushihara
1959 Kamen no onna 仮面の女 Kamen no onna Yutaka Abe
1959 Tōbōsha 逃亡者 Tōbōsha Takumi Furukawa
1959 Nirenjū no tetsu 二連銃の鉄 Nirenjū no tetsu Yutaka Abe
1959 The Echo of Love 山と谷と雲 Yama to tani to kumo Yōichi Ushihara
1959 Umi wa kurutte iru 海は狂っている Umi wa kurutte iru Takumi Furukawa
1959 Dynamite ni hi o tsukero 爆薬に火をつけろ Dainamaito ni hi o tsukero Koreyoshi Kurahara
1959 Dream a Young Man's Dream 男なら夢を見ろ Otoko nara yume o miro Yōichi Ushihara
1959 Uwaki no kisetsu 浮気の季節 Uwaki no kisetsu Yutaka Abe
1959 Iwojima 硫黄島 Iōjima Jūkichi Uno
1959 Daigaku no abarenbō 大学の暴れん坊 Daigaku no abarenbō Takumi Furukawa

1960s[edit]

1960 The Cards Will Tell 鉄火場の風 Tekkaba no kaze Yōichi Ushihara
1960 Girls Without Return Tickets 俺は欺されない Ore wa damasarenai Takumi Furukawa
1960 Duel of Akiba 打倒 Nokku daun Akinori Matsuo
1960 Volcano Wind 海を渡る波止場の風 Umi o wataru hatoba no kaze Tokujirō Yamazaki
1960 Muteki ga ore o yondeiru 霧笛が俺を呼んでいる Muteki ga ore o yondeiru Tokujirō Yamazaki
1960 The Reformer やくざ先生 Yakuza sensei Akinori Matsuo
1960 Man at the Bullfight 闘牛に賭ける男 Tōgyū ni kakeru otoko Toshio Masuda
1961 He Killed Dad 俺の血が騒ぐ Ore no chi ga sawagu Tokujirō Yamazaki
1961 Crimson Pistol 紅の拳銃 Kurenai no kenjū Yōichi Ushihara
1961 Tugboat Gunman 大暴れマドロス野郎 Ōabare madorosu yarō Tokujirō Yamazaki
1961 Rambling in the Wind 風に逆らう流れ者 Kaze ni sakarau nagaremono Tokujirō Yamazaki
1961 Tokai no sora no hijōsen 都会の空の非常線 Tokai no sora no hijōsen Takashi Nomura
1961 Gunmen's Alley 拳銃横丁 Kenjū yokochō Tokujirō Yamazaki
1961 Daishinrin ni mukatte tatsu 大森林に向って立つ Daishinrin ni mukatte tatsu Takashi Nomura
1961 The Jet That Flew Into the Storm 嵐を突っ切るジェット機 Arashi o tsukkiru jettoki Koreyoshi Kurahara
1961 The Black Scar 黒い傷あとのブルース Kuroi kizuato no burūsu Takashi Nomura
1962 Aniki 兄貴 Aniki Tokujirō Yamazaki
1962 Walk with Your Chin Up 上を向いて歩こう Ue o muite arukō Toshio Masuda
1962 Facing the Clouds 雲に向かって起つ Kumo ni mukatte tatsu Eisuke Takizawa
1962 Dahil Sa Iyo: The Song of Sad Love 遥かなる国の歌 Harukanaru kuni no uta Takashi Nomura
1962 The Rambler Returns Home 渡り鳥故郷へ帰る Wataridori kokyō e kaeru Yōichi Ushihara
1962 Glass Johnny: Looks Like a Beast 硝子のジョニー 野獣のように見えて Garasu no Jonī: Yajū no yōni miete Koreyoshi Kurahara
1963 Umi no taka 海の鷹 Umi no taka Takumi Furukawa
1963 Full of Hope いつでも夢を Itsu demo yume o Takashi Nomura
1963 Akumyō takaki rokudenashi 悪名高きろくでなし Akumyō takaki rokudenashi Buichi Saitō
1963 Gozen reiji no shutsugoku 午前零時の出獄 Gozen reiji no shutsugoku Tokujirō Yamazaki
1963 Foggy Night Blues 夜霧のブルース Yogiri no burūsu Takashi Nomura
1963 Alibi アリバイ Aribai Yōichi Ushihara
1963 The Bastard 悪太郎 Akutarō Seijun Suzuki
1963 Kanto Wanderer 関東無宿 Kantō mushuku Seijun Suzuki
1964 The Flower and the Angry Waves 花と怒涛 Hana to dotō Seijun Suzuki
1964 Sunset Hill 夕陽の丘 Yūhi no oka Akinori Matsuo
1964 Gate of Flesh 肉体の門 Nikutai no mon Seijun Suzuki
1964 Our Blood Will Not Forgive 俺たちの血が許さない Oretachi no chi ga yurusanai Seijun Suzuki
1965 Story of a Prostitute 春婦伝 Shunpu den Seijun Suzuki
1965 Ochiba no honō 落葉の炎 Ochiba no honō Masuo Maeda
1965 Stories of Bastards: Born Under a Bad Star 悪太郎伝 悪い星の下でも Akutarō den: Warui hoshi no shita demo Seijun Suzuki
1965 Three Stray Dogs 三匹の野良犬 Sanbiki no nora inu Yōichi Ushihara
1965 Kaitō X: Kubi no nai otoko 怪盗X 首のない男 Kaitō ekkusu: Kubi no nai otoko Isamu Kosugi
1965 Tattooed Life 刺青一代 Irezumi ichidai Seijun Suzuki
1965 Four Loves 四つの恋の物語 Yottsu no koi no monogatari Katsumi Nishikawa
1966 Carmen of Kawachi 河内カルメン Kawachi Karumen Seijun Suzuki
1966 Tokyo Drifter 東京流れ者 Tōkyō nagaremono Seijun Suzuki
1966 Kill the Night Rose 夜のバラを消せ Yoru no bara o kese Toshio Masuda
1966 Fighting Elegy けんかえれじい Kenka erejii Seijun Suzuki
1966 Oyuki おゆきさん Oyukisan Noboru Kaji
1967 Ginza for Two of Us 二人の銀座 Futari no Ginza Noboru Kaji
1967 The Storm Comes and Goes 嵐来たり去る Arashi kitari saru Toshio Masuda
1967 Friendly Enemies 対決 Taiketsu Toshio Masuda
1967 Slaughter Gun みな殺しの拳銃 Minagoroshi no kenjū Yasuharu Hasebe
1967 Velvet Hustler 紅の流れ星 Kurenai no Nagareboshi Toshio Masuda
1967 The Endless Duel 血斗 Kettō Toshio Masuda
1968 Gangster VIP 無頼より 大幹部 Burai yori: Daikanbu Toshio Masuda
1968 Big Boss: Outlaw 大幹部 無頼 Daikanbu: Murai Keiichi Ozawa
1968 Story of My Life わが命の唄 艶歌 Waga inochi no uta: Enka Toshio Masuda
1968 Stormy Era 昭和のいのち Shōwa no inochi Toshio Masuda
1968 Ah, Tower of Lillies あゝひめゆりの塔 Aa himeyuri no tō Toshio Masuda
1969 Exiled to Hell 地獄の破門状 Jigoku no hamonjō Toshio Masuda
1969 Savage Wolf Pack 野獣を消せ Yajū o kese Yasuharu Hasebe
1969 The Friendly Killer 昇り竜鉄火肌 Noboriryū tekkahada Teruo Ishii
1969 Zenka: Dosu arashi 前科・ドス嵐 Zenka: Dosu arashi Keiichi Ozawa
1969 Big Boss: Attack! 大幹部 殴り込み Daikanbu: Nagurikomi Toshio Masuda
1969 Chivalrous Flower's Life Story: Gambling Heir 侠花列伝 襲名賭博 Kyōka retsuden: Shūmei toba Keiichi Ozawa
1969 The Cleanup 嵐の勇者たち Arashi no yūshatachi Toshio Masuda

1970s[edit]

1970 Profile of a Boss' Son やくざの横顔 Yakuza no yokogao Keiichi Ozawa
1970 Swirling Butterflies 女の警察 乱れ蝶 Onna no keisatsu: Midare chō Keiichi Ozawa
1970 Pay off Your Debt! 大幹部 ケリをつけろ Daikanbu: Keri o tsukeru Keiichi Ozawa
1971 Kanto Exile 関東破門状 Kantō hamonjō Keiichi Ozawa
1971 Bad Girl Mako 不良少女魔子 Furyō shōjo Mako Koreyoshi Kurahara
1972 The Long Darkness 忍ぶ川 Shinobugawa Kei Kumai
1973 The Black Rain of Sayama 狭山の黒い雨 Sayama no kuroi ame Hisashi Sudō
1974 Karafuto 1945nen natsu: Hyōsatsu no mon 樺太1945年夏 氷雪の門 Karafuto sen kyūhyaku yonjū gonen natsu: Hyōsatsu no mon Mitsuo Murayama
1974 Sandakan No. 8 サンダカン八番娼館 望郷 Sandakan hachiban shōkan: Bōkyō Kei Kumai
1975 Days of My Youth わが青春のとき Waga seishun no toki Tokihisa Morikawa
1975 Preparation for the Festival 祭りの準備 Matsuri no junbi Kazuo Kuroki
1976 Cape of the North 北の岬 Kita no misaki Kei Kumai
1976 Zōka no hanketsu 造花の判決 Zōka no hanketsu Meijirō Umetsu
1976 The Youth Killer 青春の殺人者 Seishun no satsujin sha Kazuhiko Hasegawa
1977 Barefoot Gen: Explosion of Tears はだしのゲン 涙の爆発 Hadashi no Gen: Namida no bakuhatsu Tengo Yamada
1977 The Sky Where Haruo Flew 春男の翔んだ空 Haruo no tonda sora Tengo Yamada
1978 Love and Faith お吟さま Oginsama Kei Kumai
1979 Myōgamura kenbunki 茗荷村見聞記 Myōgamura kenbunki Tengo Yamada

1980s[edit]

1980 An Ocean to Cross 天平の甍 Tenpyō no iraka Kei Kumai
1980 Zigeunerweisen ツィゴイネルワイゼン Tsigoineruwaizen Seijun Suzuki
1980 Barefoot Gen: Battle of Hiroshima はだしのゲン PART3 ヒロシマのたたかい Hadashi no Gen pāto surī: Hiroshima no tatakai Tengo Yamada
1980 A Long Way for a Motor Car 遥かなる走路 Harukanaru sōro Junya Satō
1980 The Woman ザ・ウーマン Za ūman Yoichi Takabayashi
1981 Toshishun[F] 杜子春 Toshishun Takeichi Saitō
1981 Kiyoshi Yamashita: Wandering Artist 裸の大将放浪記 山下清物語 Hadaka no taishō hōrōki: Yamashita Kiyoshi monogatari Tengo Yamada
1981 Willful Murder 日本の熱い日々 謀殺・下山事件 Nihon no atsui hibi bōsatsu: Shimoyama jiken Kei Kumai
1982 The Go Masters 未完の対局 Mikan no taikyoku Junya Satō
Ji-shun Duan
1982 Yukko no okurimono: Cosmos no yō ni ユッコの贈りもの コスモスのように Yukko no okurimono: Kosumosu no yō ni Tengo Yamada
1983 Rope and Breasts 縄と乳房 Nawa to chibusa Masaru Konuma
1983 The Bridge of Tears 泪橋 Namidabashi Kazuo Kuroki
1983 Sexual Crime 性的犯罪 Seiteki hanzai Yōichi Sai
1985 Capone's Flood of Tears カポネ大いに泣く Kapone ōi ni naku Seijun Suzuki
1985 Fire Festival 火まつり Himatsuri Mitsuo Yanagimachi
1985 Shiroi machi Hiroshima 白い町ヒロシマ Shiroi machi Hiroshima Tengo Yamada
1985 Tampopo タンポポ Tanpopo Juzo Itami
1986 To Sleep so as to Dream 夢みるように眠りたい Yume miru yō ni nemuritai Kaizō Hayashi
1986 The Endless Sea 波光きらめく果て Hakō kirameku hate Toshiya Fujita
1986 Ghost Hero 妖怪天国 Yōkai tengoku Macoto Tezka
1986 The Sea and Poison 海と毒薬 Umi to dokuyaku Kei Kumai
1986 House of Wedlock ウホッホ探険隊 Uhohho tankentai Kichitarō Negishi
1987 Shinran: Path to Purity 親鸞 白い道 Shinran: Shiroi michi Rentarō Mikuni
1988 Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis[A] 帝都物語 Teito monogatari Akio Jissōji
1988 Before the Dawn: Toyohiko Kagawa Story[A] 死線を越えて 賀川豊彦物語 Shisen o koete: Kagawa Toyohiko monogatari Tengo Yamada
1988 Dogura Magura ドグラ・マグラ Dogura magura Toshio Matsumoto
1989 The Death of a Tea Master 千利休 本覺坊遺文 Sen no Rikyū: Honkakubō ibun Kei Kumai
1989 Circus Boys 二十世紀少年読本 Nijūsseiki shōnen dokuhon Kaizō Hayashi

1990s[edit]

1990 Zipang ZIPANG Jipangu Kaizō Hayashi
1990 Hong Kong Paradise[A] 香港パラダイス Honkon paradaisu Shūsuke Kaneko
1990 Childhood Days 少年時代 Shōnen jidai Masahiro Shinoda
1990 Mt. Aso's Passions 式部物語 Shikibu monogatari Kei Kumai
1991 Figaro Story フィガロ・ストーリー Figaro sutōrī Kaizō Hayashi
Alejandro Agresti
Claire Denis
1991 Fuzakero! ふざけろ! Fuzakero! Chōta Tamagawa
1991 Gekisō trucker densetsu 激走トラッカー伝説 Gekisō torakkā densetsu Tatsuoki Hosono
1991 Mandala 曼荼羅 若き日の弘法大師・空海 Mandara: Wakaki hi no Kōbō Daishi Kūkai Teng Wenji
1992 Luminous Moss ひかりごけ Hikarigoke Kei Kumai
1993 About Love, Tokyo 愛について、東京 Ai ni tsuite, Tōkyō Mitsuo Yanagimachi
1993 Yearning 夢の女 Yume no Onna Bandō Tamasaburō
1994 The Most Terrible Time in My Life[B] 我が人生最悪の時 Waga jinsei saiaku no toki Kaizō Hayashi
1994 The Terrifying Revelations of Nostradamus[B] ノストラダムス 戦慄の啓示 Nosutoradamusu: senritsu no keiji Yumiko Awaya
1994 A Dedicated Life[D] 全身小説家 Zenjin shōsetsuka Kazuo Hara
1995 Stairway to the Distant Past[B] 遥かな時代の階段を Haruka na jidai no kaidan o Kaizō Hayashi
1995 Deep River 深い河 Fukai kawa Kei Kumai
1995 How Old Is the River?[A] 冬の河童 Fuyu no kappa Shiori Kazama
1996 The Trap[A] Wana Kaizō Hayashi
1996 The Breath[A] 海ほおずき Umihoozuki Kaizō Hayashi
1996 Musashi[A] MUSASHI 外伝 ヤングムサシの秘密に迫る Musashi gaiden: Yangu Musashi no himitsu ni semaru Shō Nobushi
1997 Cat's Eye[A] CAT’S EYE Kyattsu ai Kaizō Hayashi
1997 To Love 愛する Aisuru Kei Kumai

2000s[edit]

2000 "Crimson Pistol" Forever[A] 「紅の拳銃」よ永遠に "Kurenai no kenjū" yo eien ni Oikawa Yoshihiro
2000 Pickpocket スリ Suri Kazuo Kuroki
2001 Siberian Express 2[A] シベリア超特急2 Shiberia chōtokkyū tsū Mike Mizno
2001 Darkness in the Light 日本の黒い夏 冤罪 Nippon no kuroi natsu: Enzai Kei Kumai
2001 Closed Ward[A] いのちの海 Inochi no umi Susumu Fukuhara
2001 Pistol Opera[A] ピストルオペラ Pisutoru opera Seijun Suzuki
2002 The Sea Is Watching 海は見ていた Umi wa mite ita Kei Kumai
2003 Siberian Express 3[A] シベリア超特急3 Shiberia chōtokkyū surī Mike Mizno
2003 The Soul Odyssey[A] 蒸発旅日記 Jōhatsu tabinikki Isao Yamada
2004 Mugen Sasurai[C] 夢幻彷徨 MUGEN-SASURAI Mugenhōgō: Mugen-sasurai Takeo Kimura
2004 The Face of Jizo[A] 父と暮せば Chichi to kuraseba Kazuo Kuroki
2004 Thank You, Daddy Ishii[A] 石井のおとうさんありがとう 石井十次の生涯 Ishii no otōsan arigatō: Ishii Jūji no shōkai Hisako Yamada
2005 Siberian Express 5 シベリア超特急5 Shiberia chōtokkyū faibu Mike Mizno
2005 Princess Raccoon[E] オペレッタ狸御殿 Operetta tanuki goten Seijun Suzuki
2005 Portrait of the Wind[A] 誰がために Taga tameni Hirō Hyūgaji
2006 Banished[B] るにん Runin Eiji Okuda
2006 Guts densetsu: Itoshi no pit bull[A] ガッツ伝説 愛しのピット・ブル Gattsu densetsu: Itoshi no pitto buru Shō Nobushi
2006 The Youth of Etsuko Kamiya[A] 紙屋悦子の青春 Kamiya Etsuko no seishun Kazuo Kuroki
2006 Faces of a Fig Tree[A] 無花果の顔 Ichijiku no kao Kaori Momoi
2007 Fudeko, Her Love & the Angel's Piano[A] 筆子・その愛 天使のピアノ Fudeko sono ai: Tenshi no piano Hisako Yamada
2007 Matouqin Nocturne[C] 馬頭琴夜想曲 Batōkin yasōkyoku Takeo Kimura
2008 Don't Laugh at My Romance[A] 人のセックスを笑うな Hito no sekkusu o warauna Nami Iguchi
2008 Tokyo daikūshū[G] 東京大空襲 Tōkyō daikūshū Kayoko Ebina
2008 Grave of the Fireflies[B] 火垂るの墓 Hotaru no haka Hirō Hyūgaji
2008 Serial Dad[A] 小森生活向上クラブ Komori seikatsu kōjō kurabu Ikki Katashima
2009 The Clone Returns Home[B] クローンは故郷をめざす Kurōn wa kokyō o mezasu Kaji Nakajima
All credits are attributed as "art" unless otherwise noted.  A. ^ Art director  B. ^ Art supervisor  C. ^ Art consultant  D. ^ Image design  E. ^ Production design  F. ^ Art researcher  G. ^ Art producer  H. ^ Art assistant

Director[edit]

Year Title Japanese Romanization
2004 Mugen Sasurai 夢幻彷徨 MUGEN-SASURAI Mugenhōgō: Mugen-sasurai
2006 Old Salmon OLD SALMON 海をみつめて過ぎた時間 Ōrudo sāmon: Umi o mitsumete sugita jikan
2007 Michi Michi
2007 Matouqin Nocturne 馬頭琴夜想曲 Batōkin yasōkyoku
2008 Dreaming Awake 夢のまにまに Yume no mani mani

2009 The Golden Flower        黄金花        Ohgonka

Writer[edit]

Year Title Japanese Romanization Director
1964 The Flower and the Angry Waves 花と怒涛 Hana to dotō Seijun Suzuki
1967 Branded to Kill[I] 殺しの烙印 Koroshi no rakuin Seijun Suzuki
1985 Capone's Flood of Tears カポネ大いに泣く Kapone ōi ni naku Seijun Suzuki
2006 Old Salmon[J] OLD SALMON 海をみつめて過ぎた時間 Ōrudo sāmon: Umi o mitsumete sugita jikan Takeo Kimura
2007 Matouqin Nocturne[J] 馬頭琴夜想曲 Batōkin yasōkyoku Takeo Kimura
2008 Dreaming Awake[K] 夢のまにまに Yume no mani mani Takeo Kimura
All credits are attributed as screenwriter unless otherwise noted.  I. ^ Credited under joint pen name Hachirō Guryū  J. ^ Original concept  K. ^ Also original novel

Actor[edit]

Year Title Japanese Romanization Role Director
1977 The Sky Where Haruo Flew 春男の翔んだ空 Haruo no tonda sora Chef Tengo Yamada
1992 I've Heard the Ammonite Murmur アンモナイトのささやきを聞いた Anmonaito no sasayaki o kiita Professor Isao Yamada

References[edit]

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  6. ^ Guryū Hachirō (Group of Eight) included Seijun Suzuki, Takeo Kimura and six assistant directors, the foremost of which were Atsushi Yamatoya and Chūsei Sone.
    Hasumi, Shigehiko (January 1991). "Een wereld zonder seizoenen—A World Without Seasons". De woestijn onder de kersenbloesem—The Desert under the Cherry Blossoms. Uitgeverij Uniepers Abcoude. pp. 7–25. ISBN 90-6825-090-6. 
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