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Mizoguchi, Kenji 1898-1956

Works: 290 works in 1,304 publications in 8 languages and 10,561 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Samurai films  Action and adventure films  History  Fantasy films  Film adaptations  Historical films  War films  Biography  Martial arts films 
Roles: Director, Author, Restager , Film editor, Performer, Scenarist, fmd, Conceptor, Honoree, Creator, Dedicatee, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Kenji Mizoguchi
Ugetsu by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

184 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quite simply one of the greatest of filmmakers, said Jean-Luc Godard of Kenji Mizoguchi. And Ugetsu, a ghost story like no other, is surely the Japanese director's supreme achievement. Derived from stories by Akinari Ueda and Guy de Maupassant, this haunting tale of love and loss, with its exquisite blending of the otherworldly and the real, is one of the most beautiful films ever made
Saikaku ichidai onna by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

109 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 17th century, a beautiful courtesan surrenders to her passion for a commoner and as punishment she and her parents are banished into exile where she attempts to escape her past
Akasen chitai Street of shame by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

42 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 500 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
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 )

37 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 495 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
Ōsaka erejī Osaka elegy by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

45 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tough heroine who refuses to bow to shame in this story about descrimination against and expoitation of women in 1930's Japan
Yoru no onnatachi Women of the night / a Shochiku film ; screenplay by Yoshikata Yoda ; directed by Kenji Mizoguchi by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

28 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed on location in Osaka, Women of the night concerns two sisters, Fusako and Natsuko, one a war widow and the other in an affair with a drug dealer. Along with their younger friend Kumiko they fall into prostitution and moral chaos and a life of gangs and gangsters, trapped by their city's postwar desperation and devastation
47 ronin by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

57 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their lord having been tricked into commiting suicide by a corrupt elder court official, a group of 47 samurai who have been forced to become ronin nurse their anger and outrage, each becoming the personification of the samurai spirit, until the time is right to avenge their dead lord's honor
Ugetsu : Kenji Mizoguchi, director by Keiko I McDonald( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Princess Yang Kwei Fei by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

49 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 8th century China, Princess Yang Kwei Fei tells the story of the last T'ang emperor and the servant girl he falls in love with and makes his princess
Zangiku monogatari The story of the last chrysanthemum by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

40 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Kikunosuke, the son of a famous actor falls in love with his brother's nurse, Otoku, his father vehemently opposes the affair. Forced to cut ties with his family, Kikunosuke forges his own way in life, but his fortunes dwindle until Otoku decides to sacrifice her own future for the sake of her lover's. Finding Mizoguchi operating at the height of his powers, 'The story of the last chrysanthemums' is a beautifully photographed and deeply moving romantic tragedy." -- Container
Utamaro and his five women by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

43 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mizoguchi's film is based on the life of a prominent 18th century artist and his complex relationships with the women who inspired him. While jealousies and passions abound among the courtesans and geishas who act as his models, Utamaro seems able only to truly connect with them through his paintings. Made during post-war American occupation of Japan and the constant threat of censorship, the film is often regarded as one of Mizoguchi's most autobiographical, reflecting the tensions of the time and exploring the theme of artistic confinement." -- Container
Shin Heike monogatari by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

36 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In twelfth century Japan, the Fujiyawa clan confronts the problems of famine, riots, and the growing power of the Samurai
Kenji Mizoguchi's fallen women( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women of the night. The story of two sisters, Fusako, a war widow, and Natsuko, in an affair with a narcotics smuggler, who, along with their younger friend Kumiko, descend into prostitution and moral chaos amid the postwar devastation surrounding them
Taki no shiraito by Kyōka Izumi( Visual )

12 editions published between 1933 and 2008 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents two classic "silent" films directed by Kenji Mizoguchi with new benshi narration (2 versions on the 1st work). The first tells the story of an independent young woman who has a water juggling act in a travelling carnival. When she meets and falls in love with an orphaned carriage driver, she pledges to send him to law school in Tokyo. The second film is love triangle between a man, his son, and a young woman with the added twist that the young woman is the man's daughter and half sister to the son
Genroku Chūshingura Mizoguchi Kenji sakuhin( Visual )

in Japanese and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lord Asano is provoked into attacking the high-ranking Lord Kira. For this offence, Asano is forced to commit harakiri [i.e. seppuku]; his family is disinherited; and his 47 loyal samurai become ronin, men without a master. They make drastic plans for a terrible revenge. Based on folklore, the story of the faithful ronin inspired a Kabuki play and some 20 films, but none compare with Mizoguchi's film of breathtaking poetry and pageantry."--Container
Kenji Mizoguchi and the art of Japanese cinema by Tadao Satō( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kenji Mizoguchi and the Art of Japanese Cinema is the definitive guide to the life and work of one of the greatest film-makers of the twentieth century." "The book tells the full story of this famously perfectionist, even tyrannical, director. Mizoguchi's key films, cinematographic techniques and his social and aesthetic concerns are all discussed and set in the context of Japan's changing popular and political culture."--Jacket
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