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大映株式会社

Overview
Works: 399 works in 777 publications in 4 languages and 13,646 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Dance films  Historical films  Film remakes  War films  Musical films 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

30 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in Japanese and held by 2,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the Middle Ages, the nature of truth and subjective reality are probed in a series of flashbacks from four viewpoints to present the case history of a man's murder and the rape of his wife by a bandit
Shall we dance? by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shohei was a typical Tokyo "salary man" who had a nice family, steady job, cozy suburban house, but very little joy of life for himself. One night on his way home from work, he glimpses a melancholy young woman standing by a window of a ballroom dancing school. Eventually, he opens the door to the whole new world of balldancing. A comedy about the mid-life crisis and regaining the self-confidence
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love by Alain Resnais( Visual )

13 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in French and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1959, a French actress and a Japanese architect engage in a brief, intense affair in postwar Hiroshima, their consuming mutual fascination impelling them to exorcise their own scarred memories of love and suffering
Sanshō dayū = Sansho the bailiff by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

16 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in Japanese and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sanshō Dayū: Based on an ancient legend, an unforgettably sad story of social injustice, family love, personal sacrifice and fateful tragedy. Two children set off with their mother to find their father, a noble banished for protecting farmers. Their guide separates them and sells the children as slaves to Sansho, a tyrant. After years, they escape. The daughter commits suicide; the son becomes a great lord, displaces Sansho, and sets out to find his mother
Ugetsu by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In sixteenth century Japan a village potter and his brother-in-law set out for the city to seek their fortunes in the spoils of war. Their neglected wives suffer the bitter consequences of their husbands' ambition as one is murdered by soldiers and the other is raped and becomes a prostitute
Ukigusa monogatari = A story of floating weeds( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1959, Yasujiro Ozu remade his 1934 silent film: A Story of Floating Weeds in color and sound with the cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa (Rashomon, Ugetsu). Setting his later version in a seaside location, Ozu otherwise preserves the details of his elegantly simple plot wherein an aging actor returns to a small town with his troupe and reunities with his former lover and illegitimate son, a scenario that enrages his current mistress and results in heartbreak for all. A Story of Floating Weeds reveals Ozu in the midst of developing his mode of expression; Floating weeds reveals his distinct style at its pinnacle. In each, the director captures the joy and sadness in everyday life
Ukigusa by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

26 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It tells the story of an aging actor who returns with his troupe to a small provincial town, the home of his former mistress and son, who believes the actor is his uncle. His son has believed all these years that he is his uncle rather than his father. The actor's present mistress spins an elaborate web of deceit intended to prevent the family reuniting
Gion no shimai / Sisters of the Gion / a Daiichi Eiga production ; screenplay by Yoshikata Yoda ; original story and direction by Kenji Mizoguchi by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two geisha sisters - one modern-minded, the other staunchly traditional - disagree over how to deal with the men controlling their lives and livelihoods. An early work by Kenji Mizoguchi featuring his favored theme of women struggling against societal boundaries
Mādadayo by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the last two decades in the life of Hayakken Uchida, a writer and beloved teacher who retires in the early 1940s. Every year after he retires his students ask if he is ready to move on to the other world, to which he replies "Not yet."
Jigokumon by Zhenzhizhu Yili( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the midst of epic violent intrigue in twelfth-century Japan, an imperial warrior falls for a lady-in-waiting; even after he discovers she is married, he goes to extreme lengths to win her love
Nobi by Kon Ichikawa( Visual )

17 editions published between 1959 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

February 1945. Tamura's regiment of Japanese soldiers is fighting in the Philippines. A consumptive, neither his squad commander nor the doctor at the military hospital want him around--food is too scarce. Sent away by both, Tamura wanders the countryside, falling in with different groups of soldiers, observing Filipino peasants lighting large, smoky bonfires in the countryside. Are they signal fires sent out to American soldiers or local guerrillas? Whatever their purpose, Tamura is reassured by the hopeful idea of the peasants continuing the ritual of their simple life, uncorrupted by ravages of war
Yukinojo henge by Kon Ichikawa( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While performing in a touring kabuki troop, leading female impersonator Yukinojo comes across the three men who drove his parents to suicide twenty years earlier, and plans his revenge on them
Pulse by Pink Floyd (Musical group)( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DVD. A computer virus causes a young man to commit suicide. His friends find his shadow and other suicide victims lurking in their computers and real life. As one by one the friends commit suicide, a few try to resist
Akasen chitai = Street of shame by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

6 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final film of director Kenji Mizoguchi follows the lives of five prostitutes in the Yoshiwara region of Tokyo. Each has a different story and different plans, but they all share an uncertain future as they face the outlawing of their profession
Kyua by Kiyoshi Kurosawa( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A wave of gruesome murders is sweeping Tokyo. The only connection is a bloody X carved into the neck of each of the victims. In each case, the murderer is found near the victim and remembers nothing of the crime. Detective Takabe and psychologist Sakuma are called in to figure out the connection, but their investigation goes nowhere. An odd young man is arrested near the scene of the latest murder, who has a strange effect on everyone who comes into contact with him. Detective Takabe starts a series of interrogations to determine the man's connection with the killings."--IMDb summary
Ugetsu monogatari by Songtailang Chuankou( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In sixteenth-century Japan a village potter and his brother-in-law set out for the city to seek their fortunes in the spoils of war. Their neglected wives suffer the bitter consequences of their husbands' ambition as one is murdered by soldiers and the other is raped and becomes a prostitute
Ugetsu by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

17 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in Japanese and English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men leave their families and peaceful lives in order to seek their fortunes in the spoils of war, only to be disappointed with what they find
Shizukanaru kettō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During a life-saving operation, army surgeon Fujisaki (Mifune) contaminates himself with syphilis, a disease virtually incurable in 1940s Japan. After the war, he returns to work at the hospital maintained by his obstetrician father (Shimura), but agonizes over the disease that threatens to destroy his impending marriage, while simultaneously trying to save other patients' lives -- including the man from whom he contracted the disease"--Container
Shin Heike monogatari by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In twelfth century Japan, the Fujiyawa clan confronts the problems of famine, riots, and the growing power of the Samurai
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashomon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accounts of a man's murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema, and a commanding new star by the name of Toshiro Mifune, to the Western world
 
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Rashōmon
Alternative Names
Kabushiki Kaisha Daiē

ダイエー, 株式会社

ダイエー株式会社

大映株式会社.

Languages
Japanese (216)

French (13)

English (9)

Chinese (1)

Covers
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my loveUkigusaMādadayoNobiYukinojo henge