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Okada, Eiji 1920-1995

Overview
Works: 100 works in 445 publications in 8 languages and 5,554 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Samurai films  Action and adventure films  Experimental films  Martial arts films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Melodrama  Fantasy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Contributor, Author, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Eiji Okada
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love. by Alain Resnais( Visual )

182 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most influential films of all time, Alain Resnais' first feature sees a French actress (Emmanuelle Riva) and a Japanese architect (Eiji Okada) engage in a brief, intense affair in postwar Hiroshima, their consuming fascination impelling them to exercise their own scarred memories of love and suffering. Utilizing an innovative flashback structure and an Academy Award-nominated screenplay by novelist Marguerite Duras, Resnais delicately weaves past and present, personal pain and public anguish, in this moody masterwork
Suna no onna Woman in the dunes by Hiroshi Teshigahara( Visual )

84 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This strange and poetic drama of a man and woman trapped at the bottom of a sand dune makes a statement about the enslavement of the spirit
The ugly American by George Englund( Visual )

12 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marlon Brando stars in this volatile political thriller based on the critically acclaimed best-selling book. A compasionate American ambassador to the strife-torn Southeast Asian nation of Sarkhan, Brando tries to keep the communists in the north from overrunning the weakened democracy in the south"--Container
Three films by Hiroshi Teshigahara by Hiroshi Teshigahara( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The face of another: Okuyama, after being burned and disfigured in an industrial accident and estranged from his family and friends, agrees to his psychiatrist's radical experiment: a face transplant, created from the mold of a stranger. As Okuyama is thus further alienated from the world around him, he finds himself giving in to his darker temptations
Ibun sarutobi sasuke Samurai spy( Visual )

3 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spy networks gather information for the clans supporting and opposing the shogunate."--Www.kitparker.com
The Yakuza by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia
Tanin no kao The face of another by Hiroshi Teshigahara( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Okuyama, after being burned and disfigured in an industrial accident and estranged from his family and friends, agrees to his psychiatrist's radical experiment: a face transplant, created from the mold of a stranger. As Okuyama is thus further alienated from the world around him, he finds himself giving in to his darker temptations
The complete Lady Snowblood( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman, trained from childhood as an assassin and hellbent on revenge for her father's murder and her mother's rape, hacks and slashes her way to gory satisfaction. Rampant with inventive violence and spectacularly choreographed swordplay, the influential cult classic Lady Snowblood and set in late nineteenth century Japan, is a bloody, beautiful extravaganza composed of one elegant widescreen composition
Marlon Brando 4-movie collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The night of the following day: Professional criminals successfully kidnap a young girl from her wealthy family, but their plans become undone as they realize there is no trust between them
Zatoichi by Tokuzō Tanaka( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The flip of a coin leads the blind masseur and master swordsman Zatoichi to his hometown, a place he has not visited in over two decades. Despite his extended hiatus, he finds that several people remember him from his hellcat youth, including a 'sister' that he never knew he had and the village's local government Superintendant. But things never stay quiet for the masseur for very long. An old face from Ichi's childhood, Shinbei, has hatched a nefarious plot to rob the town of thier valuable community quarry. The masseur is caught in the unenviable position of mediating the conflict between his former pal and the home of his youth, with neither side willing to budge. Can Ichi, the champion of the weak and oppressed, do the right thing, even if it pits him against his childhood chum?"--Container. The 25th movie in the series
Uchū daikaijū Girara( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a crew of scientists return from Mars with a sample of the space spores that contaminated their ship, they inadvertently bring about a nightmarish Earth invasion
Shurayukihime Lady Snowblood( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Trained in the arts of death by the priest who adopts her, Yuki sets out to find the four villains who destroyed her family"--Container
Shogun assassin by Kenji Misumi( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ogami meets five challengers on the road, and after defeating each one he receives part of his required fee. He also learns the story of a daimyo without a male heir who has registered his daughter as a son and raised her as a boy. Hired by the daimyo to eliminate a rogue lama with evil intentions on the throne, Ogami carries out his part of the bargain, then sets off for the daimyo's castle to set things right
Traffic jam by Mitsuo Kurotsuchi( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in Japanese and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the ordinary Japanese family who are caught in a heavy traffic jam and encounter various events on the way from Tokyo to their hometown on the New Year's Holiday season
Harukana jidai no kaidan o The stairway to the distant past( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broke, his vintage Nash convertible repossessed, private eye Mike Hama is reduced to combing the mean streets of the Yokohama waterfront on a borrowed bicycle. But when Lily, a beautiful stripper from out of Hama's past, returns to town, the fuse is lit on a criminal powder keg set to blow the lid off the Yokohama underworld. Hama's search for his long lost parents soon has him up to his neck in a simmering conspiracy pitting corrupt politicians, local Yakuza gangsters and the Taiwanese mafia against the mysterious 'Man in White.' Forced to admit the truth of his past to both himself and his plucky kid sister, Hama now must discover whether private eyes are born or made--if he can just keep from getting killed first
Kanojo to kare She and he( Visual )

4 editions published between 1963 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman becomes discontent with the empty life she and her husband are leading. She attempts to reach out to the outside world and express her inner feelings with unexpected consequences
Mother [Okāsan]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in Japanese and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mother is a portrait of silent sacrifice and secret strength. The Fukuharas' struggles reflect the hardships facing many working class families during the postwar era."--container
Zatoichi the blind swordsman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This set contains seven adventures from the swordsman who comes fully armed with his trusty cane-sword, and a variety of cunning disguises
Ansatsu by Masahiro Shinoda( Visual )

10 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1853: "Four black ships" - the foreign steamboats of Commander Matthew Perry - anchored at Edo Bay, sparking civil unrest and the major political manoeuvering that saw the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate. At a time when assassination had become a disturbing political tool, the film follows Hachiro Kiyokawa, an ambitious, masterless samurai whose allegiances drift dangerously between the Shogunate and the Emperor, as he attempts to prevent the outbreak of civil war
Mata au hi made by Tadashi Imai( Visual )

6 editions published between 1950 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saburo and Keiko fall in love with each other but the tide of the war separates them
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love.
Alternative Names
Eiji Okada acteur japonais

Eiji Okada attore giapponese

Eiji Okada Japanese actor

Eiji Okada japanischer Schauspieler

Eiji Okada Japans acteur

Okada, Eiji 1920-

Эйдзи Окада

אייג'י אוקאדה

ايجي اوكادا

おかだえいじ 1920-1995

岡田英次 1920-1995

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The ugly AmericanMarlon Brando 4-movie collectionShurayukihime Lady Snowblood