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Ōshima, Nagisa 1932-2013

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L'empire de la passion Empire of passion by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

135 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of sensually-depraved and tormented lovers, guilty of murdering the woman's aging husband, and his retribution against them, set in Japan in 1895
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

103 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Japanese prison camp on Java in 1942, two British officers, John Lawrence and Jack Celliers, encounter camp commander Yonoi and his sergeant Hara. Things had been going pretty well, until charismatic, rebellious Celliers arrived. Yonoi is a devotee of the samurai ideal; neither he nor Hara can understand the stoic way in which the British prisoners accept their situation of defeat. Lawrence speaks Japanese, and ceaselessly tries to mediate between the prisoners and their overseers, translating both the words and the values of the two races. Celliers' attitude, however, is more comprehensible to Yonoi. He and Celliers arrive at a sort of détente, based on an admiration for the other, but this eventually turns into a contest of wills as the camp's carefully nurtured equilibrium is destroyed
Cinema, censorship, and the state : the writings of Nagisa Oshima, 1956-1978 by Nagisa Ōshima( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gohatto = Taboo by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

40 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during Japan's Shogun era, this film looks at life in a samurai compound where young warriors are trained in swordfighting. A number of interpersonal conflicts are brewing in the training room, all centering around a handsome young samurai named Sozaburo Kano. The school's stern master can choose to intervene, or to let Kano decide his own path
Hakuchū no tōrima by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

24 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wife and a former victim of a murderer/rapist protect him in his horrific rape and murder spree
Seishun zankoku monogatari by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

55 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teenage girl and her criminal boyfriend perform sexual shakedowns on well-to-do middle-aged men. Story portrays the disillusionment of the young generation in Japan following World War II
Nihon shunka kō by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

16 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When four sexually-hungry high school boys meet up with their drunk teacher, they are sent down a less-than-academic path
Muri shinjū Nihon no natsu by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

15 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of oddball anarchists find themselves trapped in an underground hideaway together
Etsuraku by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

10 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atsushi is blackmailed into watching over a convict's suitcase full of money while he serves his time. Knowing the consequences, Atsushi decides to spend all of the money in one libidinous rush
Kaette kita yopparai( Visual )

10 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trio of young men are mistaken for undocumented Koreans in Japan and find themselves on the run
Kōshikei = Death by hanging by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

18 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Korean man is sentenced to death in Japan but survives his execution, sending the authorities into a panic about what to do next. At once disturbing and oddly amusing, Oshima's constantly surprising film is a subversive and surreal indictment of both capital punishment and the treatment of Korean immigrants in his country
Taiyō no hakaba The sun's burial by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

21 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a nihilistic and absurdist allegory on contemporary Japan which is culturally and politically specific although Japan also represents commercial-materialistic society. The title alludes to the sun as a symbol of Japan. The inhabitants of the slum (a symbolic microcosm of Japanese society) do not think of leaving nor do they dream of any other life. They dream of survival, success or the resurrection of a (mythical) past, all within the confines of the slum. The protagonists are all criminals who justify their actions according to their needs. The petty thieves under the control of a militarist fanatic justify their actions as necessary to resurrect the Imperial Army. The small-time gangsters define themselves by the gangster code (yakuza). The gang is a microcosm of the nation state. The vibrant heroine need not explain herself, for she is a survivor
Nihon no yoru to kiri by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

26 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1950 the confrontation of student movement activists toward the Japan-United States Security Treaty, Anpo, happen dramatically at a friend's wedding ceremony and how the confrontation becomes a violent and case of murder, etc
Level 5 by Chris Marker( Visual )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...a hallucinatory visual essay, half documentary, half fiction, on memory, tragedy, and early digital culture. A woman (Catherine Belkodja), haunted by the loss of her lover, works on programming a video game about World War II's Battle of Okinawa. Melding retro-futuristic sci-fi imagery and reflections on traumas in Japanese history into a provocative visual and philosophical puzzle, Level Five 'belongs equally to the past, the present and the future...'"--Container
Oshima's outlaw sixties( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection includes: Pleasures of the Flesh (Etsuraku, 1965, color); Violence at Noon (Hakuchu No Torima, 1966, B & W); Sing a Song of Sex (Nihon Shunka-Ko, 1967, color); Japanese Summer: Double Suicide (Muri Shin Ju: Nihon No Natsu, 1967, B & W); and Three Resurrected Drunkards (Kaette Kita Yopparai, 1968, color)
Toru Takemitsu by Charlotte Zwerin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tōru Takemitsu (1930-1996), well-known Japanese composer, wrote the scores for some of the most celebrated, seminal works of Japan's New Wave movement, and collaborated with Akira Kurosawa, Nagisa Oshima, Masahiro Shinoda, and Hiroshi Teshigahara--some very obsessive directors. Takemitsu emphasized the sound, images, and textures of natural living things, as he scored power struggles, paranoia, fractured family relations, and the two big subjects that often dominate the films his work accompanies: murder and suicide. Takemitsu's scores feature Japanese instruments and musical concepts, but he also used musician's performance techniques, engineering tweaks, and sometimes specific sound effects, which were performed, recorded, and edited into sharp musical statements for Japanese films that addressed issues heretofore rarely depicted in Japanese cinema. Interviews with Takemitsu, Teshigahara, Shinoda, Kobayashi and Oshima are illustrated with copious clips from their films
Max mon amour Max my love by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a British diplomat in France suspects his wife is having an affair, he is totally unprepared when he realizes her secret lover is a chimpanzee called Max
Yakuza graveyard by Kinji Fukasaku( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rogue cop is assigned to look into the Nishida branch of the yakuza by his corrupt bosses. He gets to know one of the criminals and finds him more honorable than his superiors in the police force
Ai to kibo no machi by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

20 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masao seems to have the entire world against him. His father is dead, his mother is sick, and his little sister Yasue has a mental handicap and spends most of her days playing or drawing pictures of dead animals. Masao is a bright boy, but is torn between going to high school and getting a real job in order to support his family. He wants to get a job, but his mother is determined that he needs to go on to high school so that he can get a better job later on. Masao does what he can to make a little money for his family: repeatedly selling Yasue's pet pigeons. They're homing pigeons, and will come right back. Yasue cries and Masao feels guilty, but his mother insists that they have to do it in order to survive. When Masao sells the pigeons to Kyoko, everything changes
In the realm of passion (empire of passion)( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in Japanese and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story, In the realm of passion tells of a pair of lovers and the ghost of her betrayed and murdered husband. Guilt over the affair brings the lovers to the scene of the crime, where the husband's ghost and their consciences finally get their revenge
 
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Hakuchū no tōrimaNihon shunka kōMuri shinjū Nihon no natsuEtsurakuKaette kita yopparaiOshima's outlaw sixties
Alternative Names
Nagisa, Oshima

Nagisa,Ōshima, 1932-

Nagisa, Ōshima 1932-2013

Nagisa Ōshima director de cine y guionista japonés

Nagisa Ōshima Japanese film director and screenwriter

Nagisa Ōshima japanischer Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor

Nagisa Oshima Japans filmregisseur

Nagisa Ōshima japoński reżyser

Nagisa Ōshima réalisateur japonais

Nagisa Ōshima regista giapponese

Nagisa Óšima

Oschima, Nagisa 1932-2013

Oshima, Nagisa

Ōshima, Nagisa 1932-2013

Oshima, Nagiza 1932-2013

Ναγκίσα Οσίμα Ιάπωνας σκηνοθέτης

Нагиса Осима японский кинорежиссёр, сценарист, актёр

Наґіса Ошіма

ناگیسا اوشیما فیلمنامه‌نویس و کارگردان ژاپنی

നഗിസാ ഒഷിമ

대도저 1932-2013

오시마 나기사

オオシマ, ナギサ 1932-2013

大島 渚 1932-2013

大島渚 1932-2013

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Merry Christmas, Mr. LawrenceCinema, censorship, and the state : the writings of Nagisa Oshima, 1956-1978Hakuchū no tōrimaSeishun zankoku monogatariNihon shunka kōMuri shinjū Nihon no natsuEtsurakuKaette kita yopparaiOshima's outlaw sixties