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Ōshima, Nagisa 1932-2013

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Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

84 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 848 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
Dans l'empire des sens = In the realm of the senses by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

52 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in Japanese and English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still censored in its own country, In the realm of the senses (Ai no corrida), by Japanese director Nagisa Oshima, remains one of the most controversial films of all time. A graphic portrayal of insatiable sexual desire, Oshima's film, set in 1936 and based on a true incident, depicts a man and a woman (Tatsuya Fuji and Eiko Matsuda) consumed by a transcendent, destructive love while living in an era of ever escalating imperialism and governmental control. Less a work of pornography than of politics, In the Realm of the Senses is a brave, taboo-breaking milestone. WARNING: THIS FILM IS SEXUALLY EXPLICIT
Cinema, censorship, and the state : the writings of Nagisa Oshima, 1956-1978 by Nagisa Ōshima( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gohatto = Taboo by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

34 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 284 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
Dans l'empire des sens = In the realm of the senses by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

10 editions published between 1976 and 2018 in Japanese and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story is based on the tabloid sensation of 1936, the fatal love affair of Sada Abe, a former geisha turned maid, and Kichizo Yoshida, the owner of the Tokyo ryotei (Japanese-style restaurant) at which she worked. Abandoning his wife and his business, Kichizo gives himself up to two weeks of dissipation with Sada at a nearby inn, which climaxes in sadomasochistic love games--and his strangulation and mutilation. Kichizo is tired of life, of the militarism that has everywhere suppressed Eros in favor of Thanatos, and he and Sada are escaping, protesting, testing physical and psychological limits, while resisting a social order that condemns their actions and their very being
L'empire de la passion = Empire of passion( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1895, a small Japanese village. Part-time barmaid Seki is married to Gisaburo, a hardworking rickshaw man. Toyoji is a younger man at loose ends since leaving the army. Toyoji seduces Seki, and they embark on a desultory affair. Later, an impetuous action of Toyoji's prompts the lovers to murder Gisaburo. Three years later, Gisaburo's ghost appears, a sad and confused lost soul whose vague desperation drives his murderers to anguished guilt. This film was director Oshima's venture into the kaidan (Japanese ghost story), and was highly acclaimed on its release in 1978
Kōshikei( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 230 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
Seishun zankoku monogatari by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

30 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teenage girl and her criminal boyfriend perform sexual shakedowns on well-to-do middle-aged men
Hakuchū no tōrima = Violence at noon by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

9 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wife and a former victim of a murderer/rapist protect him in his horrific rape and murder spree
Etsuraku = Pleasures of the flesh by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 181 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 = Three resurrected drunkards by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

8 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trio of young men are mistaken for undocumented Koreans in Japan and find themselves on the run
Muri shinjū Nihon no natsu = Japanese summer : double suicide by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of oddball anarchists find themselves trapped in an underground hideaway together
Nihon shunka kō = Sing a song of sex by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

8 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 172 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
L'empire de la passion = In the realm of passion by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

30 editions published between 1978 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story, the film 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 revenge
Level 5 by Chris Marker( Visual )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in French and German and held by 122 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
Taiyō no hakaba = The sun's burial by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

17 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 113 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
Oshima's outlaw sixties( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 105 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 90 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 Ōshima( Visual )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 81 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
Violence at high noon by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

14 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a brutal sex murderer, his protective wife, and a woman he had previously raped, all of whom live in a rural commune with a group of Tokyo intellectuals
 
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Hakuchū no tōrima = Violence at noon Etsuraku = Pleasures of the flesh Kaette kita yopparai = Three resurrected drunkards Muri shinjū Nihon no natsu = Japanese summer : double suicide Nihon shunka kō = Sing a song of sex Oshima's outlaw sixties Violence at high noon
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Dans l'empire des sens = In the realm of the sensesCinema, censorship, and the state : the writings of Nagisa Oshima, 1956-1978Seishun zankoku monogatariHakuchū no tōrima = Violence at noonEtsuraku = Pleasures of the fleshKaette kita yopparai = Three resurrected drunkardsMuri shinjū Nihon no natsu = Japanese summer : double suicideNihon shunka kō = Sing a song of sex
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 japanilainen elokuvaohjaaja

Nagisa Ōshima japanischer Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor

Nagisa Oshima Japans filmregisseur

Nagisa Oshima Japansk filmregissör

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

Ōsima, Nagisa

Ναγκίσα Οσίμα Ιάπωνας σκηνοθέτης

Нагиса Осима японский кинорежиссёр, сценарист, актёр

Наґіса Ошіма

נגיסה אושימה

ناگیسا اوشیما فیلمنامه‌نویس و کارگردان ژاپنی

നഗിസാ ഒഷിമ

대도저 1932-2013

오시마 나기사

オオシマ, ナギサ

オオシマ, ナギサ 1932-2013

大島 渚 1932-2013

大島渚 1932-2013

大島渚 日本の映画監督

大島渚 日本電影導演

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