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大映株式会社

Overview
Works: 397 works in 811 publications in 3 languages and 13,708 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Dance films  Romance films  Detective and mystery films  Romantic comedy films  Historical films  War films 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

36 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in Japanese and held by 2,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The murder of a man and the rape of his wife in a forest grove, seen from four different perspectives. Akira Kurosawa's meditation on the nature of "truth" transformed narrative cinema as we know it
Shall we dance? by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged workaholic's incredibly dull life takes a funny turn when he signs up for a ballroom dance class -- just to meet the sexy dance teacher. But when he finally muscles up the nerve for lessons he winds up with a different instructor and her colorfully eccentric class of beginners. And now he'll have to step lightly -- and do some fancy footwork -- if he expects to keep his new secret passion from his family and friends
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love by Alain Resnais( Visual )

15 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in French and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a love affair between a French actress and a Japanese architect, the actress recalls a traumatic love affair she had with a German soldier during World War II. The theme broadly concerns the need to remember Hiroshima and still live in the present
Sanshō dayū by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

19 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in Japanese and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an idealistic governor disobeys the reigning feudal lord, he is cast into exile, his wife and children left to fend for themselves and eventually wrenched apart by vicious slave drivers --
Ugetsu by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 621 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 )

3 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 526 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 )

27 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 407 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 )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 403 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 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in postwar Japan, the film portrays the relationship between four students and Hyakken Uchida, one of the true free spirits of the Japanese literary world
Jigokumon by Yilizhenzhizhu( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 354 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 )

16 editions published between 1959 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 291 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 )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 276 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 )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of young friends is rocked by the sudden suicide of one of their own and his subsequent ghostly reappearance in grainy computer and video images. More deaths follow as the world is slowly being drained of life
Akasen chitai = Street of shame by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

5 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 240 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 233 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 by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in Japanese and English and held by 189 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
Ugetsu monogatari by Songtailang Chuankou( Visual )

4 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 188 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
Rashōmon by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 142 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
Shizukanaru kettō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 126 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 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale set at the end of the twelfth century in Japan, when wars for control over the country broke out. The Taira clan fight the Minamoto clan for power. At issue is the parentage of Taira Kiyomori
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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 (232)

French (15)

English (8)

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Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my loveUkigusaMādadayoNobiYukinojo henge