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Okada, Eiji 1920-1995

Overview
Works: 172 works in 555 publications in 7 languages and 5,959 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Experimental films  Action and adventure films  Samurai films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Martial arts films  Fantasy films  Historical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Other, Contributor, Narrator, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Eiji Okada
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love( Visual )

11 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in French and English and held by 1,054 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
Hiroshima, mon amour by Alain Resnais( Visual )

169 editions published between 1959 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a love affair between a French actress and a Japanese architect, the actress recalls a dramatic love affair she had with a German soldier during World War II
Suna no onna = Woman in the dunes by Hiroshi Teshigahara( Visual )

44 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in Japanese and English and held by 647 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 William J Lederer( Visual )

16 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and German and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a compassionate American Ambassador to the strife-torn Southeast Asian nation of Sarkhan, Brando tries to keep Communists in the North from overrunning the weakened democracy in the South by making sure a vital road into the country's inaccessible interior goes through. But from his very arrival he is met with suspicion
Three films by Hiroshi Teshigahara( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pitfall: When a miner leaves his employer and treks out with his young son to become a migrant worker, he finds himself moving from one eerie landscape to another, intermittently followed (and photographed) by an enigmatic man in a clean, white suit, and eventually coming face-to-face with his inescapable destiny
Ibun Sarutobi Sasuke = Samurai spy( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spy networks gather information for the clans supporting and opposing the shogunate."--Www.kitparker.com
Hiroshima mon amour by Alain Resnais( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in French and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1959, a French actress and a Japanese architect engage in a brief, intense affair in postwar Hiroshima, their consuming mutual fascination impelling them to exorcise their own scarred memories of love and suffering
The Yakuza by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former private eye Harry Kilmer knows a lot about Japan - and the gangsters who keep an iron grip on its gambling, prostitution and protection rackets. He 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 brutal Japanese mafia
The complete Lady Snowblood( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 205 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
Tanin no kao = The face of another( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 185 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
Woman in the dunes( Visual )

14 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An entomologist is tricked by villagers into spending the night in a shack in a sandpit with a widow whose task is endlessly to haul away sand. He finds he cannot escape and gradually develops an intense, erotic bond with his companion and resigns himself to a lifetime of hypnotic routine
Marlon Brando 4-movie collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 148 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
Suna no onna( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An amateur entomologist is left in Tokyo to study an unclassified species of beetle found in sandy locations. When he misses his bus back to civilization, he is persuaded to spend the night with a young widow in her hut at the bottom of a sand dune. What results is one of cinema's most unnerving and palpably erotic battles of the sexes, as well as a nightmarish depiction of the Sisyphean struggle of everyday life
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
Suna no onna( Visual )

7 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strange erotic allegory about an entomologist stranded on a remote beach and given shelter for the night in a sandpit inhabited by a hapless woman. When morning comes, he finds himself trapped into living with the woman. He develops an intense bond with his companion and resigns himself to a lifetime of hypnotic routine
Shurayukihime = Lady Snowblood( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 86 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
Harukana jidai no kaidan o = The stairway to the distant past( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 65 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"--Container
Zatoichi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 62 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
Meifu madō( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 60 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 )

1 edition published in 1995 in Japanese and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary, produced by Peter Dale, is about road construction, bridge building, and traffic warning cones
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love Hiroshima mon amour
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Hiroshima, mon amourThe ugly AmericanHiroshima mon amourMarlon Brando 4-movie collectionShurayukihime = Lady Snowblood
Alternative Names
Eiji Okada acteur japonais

Eiji Okada actor japonés

Eiji Okada attore giapponese

Eiji Okada Japanese actor

Eiji Okada japanischer Schauspieler

Eiji Okada Japans acteur

Eiji Okada pemeran laki-laki asal Jepang

Okada, Eiji 1920-

Эйдзи Окада

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אייג'י אוקאדה

אייג'י אוקאדה שחקן יפני

ايجي اوكادا

ايجي اوكادا ممثل ياباني

ایجی اوکادا بازیگر ژاپنی

おかだえいじ 1920-1995

岡田英次

岡田英次 1920-1995

Languages
French (143)

Japanese (75)

English (42)

German (9)

Spanish (9)

Italian (7)

Turkish (1)