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大映株式会社

Overview
Works: 473 works in 830 publications in 3 languages and 11,755 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Samurai films  Historical films  War films  Silent films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Ghost films 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Japanese architect and a French actress engage in a brief intense affair in Hiroshima in 1959. Both deal with their personal memories of World War II--he by articulating his firsthand experience with nuclear disaster, she by remembering her traumatic affair with a German soldier
Shall we dansu?( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged businessman's dull life takes an interesting turn when he signs up for a ballroom dance class just to meet the beautiful dance instructor
Sanshō dayū by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

5 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 588 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 traders. Under Kenji Mizoguchi's dazzling direction, this classic Japanese story became one of cinema's greatest masterpieces, a monumental, empathetic expression of human resilience in the face of evil
Ugetsu( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 534 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 )

6 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 530 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
Gion no shimai by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 388 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 388 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
Ukigusa by Anerlang Xiaojin( Visual )

26 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 385 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
Jigokumon( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 361 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
Shall we dance? by Masayuki Suo( Visual )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about a middle-aged businessman who secretly yearns to break out of the rigid conformity of his daily life by learning ballroom dancing
Rashomon( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people recount different versions of the story of a man's murder and the rape of his wife. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema, and a commanding new star
Akasen chitai by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

7 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 275 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
Rashōmon by Zeming Hei( Visual )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in Japanese and English and held by 237 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
Yukinojo henge by Kon Ichikawa( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 233 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
Kyua by Kiyoshi Kurosawa( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 226 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
Rashomon = Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

19 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 225 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
Kairo = Pulse by Kiyoshi Kurosawa( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in Japanese and English and held by 224 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
Ugetsu monogatari( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 173 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
Nobi by Kon Ichikawa( Visual )

10 editions published between 1959 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Denied hospital treatment for tuberculosis and cast off into the unknown, Private Tamura treks across an unfamiliar Philippine landscape, encountering an increasingly debased cross section of Imperial Army soldiers, who eventually give in to the most terrifying craving of all"--Container
Ugetsu by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenji Mizoguchi's crowning achievement, Ugetsu, tells the story of Genjuro, an ambitious potter haunted by a beautiful ghost, and Tobei, a farmer who dreams of becoming a samurai. Set in sixteenth-century Japan, a period of bloody civil conflict, the film offers a commentary on the delusions of lust and power and the folly of battle - subjects with special resonance for the film's original postwar audience. Working with renowned cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa, Mizoguchi seamlessly interweaves the supernatural with reality, creating one of the most beautiful films of all time
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love
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MādadayoUkigusaRashomonYukinojo hengeRashomon = RashōmonNobi
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 (171)

English (8)

French (4)