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和田夏十 1920-1983

Overview
Works: 120 works in 338 publications in 5 languages and 2,570 library holdings
Genres: Drama  War films  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Documentary films  Sports films  Nonfiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Author, Writer of accompanying material, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by 和田夏十
Biruma no tategoto( Visual )

19 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Imperial Japanese Army regiment surrenders to British forces in Burma at the close World War II and finds harmony through song. A private, thought to be dead, stumbles upon spiritual enlightenment disguising himself as a Buddhist monk and stumbles upon spiritual enlightenment. Magnificently shot in hushed black and white"--Container
Nobi by Kon Ichikawa( Visual )

16 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A la fin de la guerre, des survivants japonais, épuisés, tentent de rejoindre leur base
Tokyo Olympiad by Kon Ichikawa( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in Undetermined and Japanese and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic study of athletes struggling to excel against their own bodies and against each other. Kon Ichikawa used 164 cameramen and over 100 cameras to show the humanity of the competitors: the tears of the Japanese women volleyball champions, the bellow of the hammer throwers, the pain of the collapsed marathon runner and the solitude of the loser, finishing his lap, picking up his sweats and leaving the field. There is frequent use of close-ups of sports actions. Peripheral scenes have close-ups depicting faces in the dining room
Yukinojo henge by Kon Ichikawa( Visual )

7 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 172 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
Nobi by Kon Ichikawa( Visual )

9 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in Japanese and German and held by 94 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
Biruma no tategoto = Ba mā ́co'ʺ = The Burmese harp( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in Japanese and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the actions of a young Japanese officer separated from his battalion at the close of the Pacific War in Burma, the film shows one man's journey from the comforts of companionship in adversity to a solitary confrontation with, and the eventual grasp of, mass death in the name of patriotism
Enjō = Conflagration by Chuankun Shi( Visual )

7 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of a young religious fanatic and his desire to keep his beloved temple from being dirtied by the presence of impure forces trying to take advanatage of the temple
Being two isn't easy = Watashi wa nisai( Visual )

3 editions published between 1962 and 1990 in Japanese and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how a young middle-class couple struggles to raise their infant son. Told from the baby's point of view
Yukinojō henge( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in Japanese and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yukinojo, a Kabuki actor, seeks revenge by destroying the three men who caused the deaths of his parents. Also involved are the daughter of one of Yukinojo's targets, two master thieves, and a swordsman who himself is out to kill Yukinojo
Tōkyō orimpikku = Tokyo olympiad by Kon Ichikawa( Visual )

5 editions published between 1964 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ichikawa's compression of the many hours of footage shot by 164 cameramen at the 1964 Olympics is the only sporting documentary to rival Riefenstahl's Olympia. In contrast to Riefenstahl's heroic paean to the human body, Ichikawa seeks out and pays tribute to human fallibility using the telephoto lens, slow motion and freeze frame, to probe and generate empathy. In place of a mundane and prosaic record of national teams competing in a succession of events, Ichikawa takes the occasion to stay in close with selected individuals, winners and losers, striving to overcome their limitations. As in Riefenstahl's film the climax is the marathon, here presented as a tribute to, rather than a celebration of individual effort
The Burmese harp by Kon Ichikawa( Visual )

4 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the actions of a young Japanese officer separated from his battalion at the close of the Pacific War in Burma, the film shows one man's journey from the comforts of companionship in adversity to a solitary confrontation with, and the eventual grasp of, mass death in the name of patriotism
[Kagi] = Odd obsession by Kon Ichikawa( Visual )

11 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blend of comic satire and drama, Kagi, follows an elderly man's attempts to satisfy his younger wife and himself
Fires on the plain by Kon Ichikawa( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this Japanese anti-war film, acts of cannibalism bring home the terrifying brutality of war. Japanese troops are in retreat in the Philippines. Supplies run out and discipline crumbles
Yukinojō henge = An actor's revenge by Kon Ichikawa( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in Japanese and English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An onnagata (female impersonator) of the kabuki theatre takes revenge on the three men who caused his parents' death
Biruma no tategoto = La harpe de Birmanie by Kon Ichikawa( Visual )

9 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in Japanese and French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A rhapsodic celebration of song, a brutal condemnation of wartime mentality, and a lyrical statement of hope within darkness; even amongst the riches of 1950s' Japanese cinema, The Burmese Harp (Biruma no tategoto), directed by Kon Ichikawa (Alone Across the Pacific, Tokyo Olympiad), stands as one of the finest achievements of its era. At the close of World War II, a Japanese army regiment in Burma surrenders to the British. Private Mizushima is sent on a lone mission to persuade a trapped Japanese battalion to surrender also. When the outcome is a failure, he disguises himself in the robes of a Buddhist monk in hope of temporary anonymity as he journeys across the landscape - but he underestimates the power of his assumed role. A visually extraordinary and deeply moving vision of horror, necessity, and redemption in the aftermath of war, Ichikawa's breakthrough film is one of the great humanitarian affirmations of the cinema."--Container
Biruma no tategoto = The Burmese harp by Kon Ichikawa( Visual )

10 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Imperial Japanese Army regiment surrenders to British forces in Burma at the close of World War II and finds harmony through song. A private, thought to be dead, disguises himself as a Buddhist monk and stumbles upon spiritual enlightenment
Hakai( Visual )

6 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An idealistic young teacher who hides his identity as a "burakumin" (untouchable) falls in love with the daughter of a colleague, but his determination to keep his secret has shocking repercussions
Taiheiyō hitoribotchi( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man confronts the forces of nature as he tries to cross the Pacific Ocean in a small sailboat
Fires on the plain by Kon Ichikawa( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the most powerful of all Japanese anti-war films, acts of cannibalism bring home the terrifying brutality of war. Japanese troops are in retreat in the Philippines. Supplies run out and discipline crumbles
La harpe de Birmanie = Biruma no tategoto by Kon Ichikawa( Visual )

8 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Un régiment de l'Armée Impériale japonaise est en déroute au milieu de la jungle birmane quelques jours après la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Parmi les soldats se trouve Mizushima, un joueur de harpe qui ravive le moral des hommes et sert d'éclaireur grâce à son instrument. Lors d'une halte dans un village, le régiment est cerné par les troupes britanniques. Afin d'éviter un massacre, le capitaine Inoue ordonne à ses hommes de chanter pour signifier leur pacifisme. Les soldats japonais peuvent ainsi se rendre sans violence. Mizushima se voit alors chargé de convaincre un groupe de résistants, réfugiés dans la montagne, de se livrer aux Anglais. L'opération est un échec et le joueur de harpe est laissé pour mort. Plusieurs jours plus tard, alors que ses compagnons s'inquiètent du sort de Mizushima, ils croisent un moine birman qui lui ressemble étrangement..."
 
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Alternative Names
Natto, Wada

Natto Wada guionista japonesa

Natto Wada guionista xaponesa (1920–1983)

Natto Wada Japanese screenwriter

Natto Wada scénariste japonaise

Wada 1920-1983 Natsuto

Wada, Natsuto

Wada, Natsuto 1920-

Wada, Natsuto, 1920-1983

Wada, Natto

Wada, Natto 1920-1983

Wada, Natuto

Wado, Natto 1920-1983

Вада Натто японська сценаристка

ワダ, ナツト

ワダ, ナツト 1920-1983

和田, 夏十 (*) 1920-1983

和田夏十

和田夏十 1920-1983

市川, 由美子

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