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Okada, Eiji 1920-1995

Overview
Works: 117 works in 429 publications in 8 languages and 5,343 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Experimental films  Samurai films  Action and adventure films  Melodrama  Fantasy films  Historical films  Spy 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 )

164 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,078 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 )

42 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An amateur entomologist leaves Tokyo to study an unclassified species of beetle that resides in a remote, vast desert. When he misses his bus back to civilization, he is persuaded to spend the night in the home of a young widow who lives in a hut at the bottom of a sand dune
The ugly American( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and German and held by 405 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
Woman in the dunes Suna no onna by Hiroshi Teshigahara( Visual )

28 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 333 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
Three films by Hiroshi Teshigahara by Hiroshi Teshigahara( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woman in the dunes: An amateur entomologist leaves Tokyo to study an unclassified species of beetle that resides in a remote, vast desert. When he misses his bus back to civilization, he is persuaded to spend the night in the home of a young widow who lives in a hut at the bottom of a sand dune
Ibun sarutobi sasuke Samurai spy( Visual )

3 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 275 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 219 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, 1927- Teshigahara( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 189 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
Marlon Brando 4-movie collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A countess from Hong Kong: Russian émigré countess Natascha becomes a stowaway in the shipboard stateroom of U.S. diplomat Ogden in order to escape her life of forced prostitution in Hong Kong. Her plan is to blackmail her way to freedom in the States but Ogden has a mind of his own and can resist even the charms of a countess
Uchū daikaijū Girara( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 117 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 96 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
Zatoichi by Takeshi Kitano( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The colossally popular Zatoichi films make up the longest-running action series in Japanese history and created one of the screen's great heroes: an itinerant blind masseur who also happens to be a lightning-fast swordsman. Features the string of twenty-five Zatoichi films made between 1962 and 1973, starring Shintaro Katsu, collected in one package for the first time
Traffic jam by Mitsuo Kurotsuchi( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in Japanese and held by 70 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
Meifu madō( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in Japanese and held by 69 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
Harukana jidai no kaidan o The stairway to the distant past( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 59 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
Shin Zatōichi monogtari( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 54 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
Mother [Okāsan]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in Japanese and held by 26 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
Kanojo to kare She and he( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in Japanese and held by 25 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
Zatoichi the blind swordsman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 21 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
Hiroshima mi amor by Alain Resnais( Visual )

8 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the filming of an anti-war film in Japan, a French actress falls in love with a Japanese architect. While sharing an intimate relationship, they also begin sharing the memories of a war experienced at opposite sides of the world
 
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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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