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Ōshima Nagisa Purodakushon

Overview
Works: 10 works in 30 publications in 2 languages and 1,586 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  War films  Motion pictures  Biographical films  Erotic films  Ghost films  History  Horror films 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ōshima Nagisa Purodakushon
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Japanese prison camp on Java in 1942, two British officers, John Lawrence and Jack Celliers, encounter camp commander Yonoi and his sergeant Hara. Things had been going pretty well, until charismatic, rebellious Celliers arrived. Yonoi is a devotee of the samurai ideal; neither he nor Hara can understand the stoic way in which the British prisoners accept their situation of defeat. Lawrence speaks Japanese, and ceaselessly tries to mediate between the prisoners and their overseers, translating both the words and the values of the two races. Celliers' attitude, however, is more comprehensible to Yonoi. He and Celliers arrive at a sort of détente, based on an admiration for the other, but this eventually turns into a contest of wills as the camp's carefully nurtured equilibrium is destroyed
Dans l'empire des sens = In the realm of the senses by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story is based on the tabloid sensation of 1936, the fatal love affair of Sada Abe, a former geisha turned maid, and Kichizo Yoshida, the owner of the Tokyo ryotei (Japanese-style restaurant) at which she worked. Abandoning his wife and his business, Kichizo gives himself up to two weeks of dissipation with Sada at a nearby inn, which climaxes in sadomasochistic love games--and his strangulation and mutilation. Kichizo is tired of life, of the militarism that has everywhere suppressed Eros in favor of Thanatos, and he and Sada are escaping, protesting, testing physical and psychological limits, while resisting a social order that condemns their actions and their very being
L'empire de la passion = Empire of passion by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1895, a small Japanese village. Part-time barmaid Seki is married to Gisaburo, a hardworking rickshaw man. Toyoji is a younger man at loose ends since leaving the army. Toyoji seduces Seki, and they embark on a desultory affair. Later, an impetuous action of Toyoji's prompts the lovers to murder Gisaburo. Three years later, Gisaburo's ghost appears, a sad and confused lost soul whose vague desperation drives his murderers to anguished guilt. This film was director Oshima's venture into the kaidan (Japanese ghost story), and was highly acclaimed on its release in 1978
Kōshikei( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Korean man is sentenced to death in Japan but survives his execution, sending the authorities into a panic about what to do next. At once disturbing and oddly amusing, Oshima's constantly surprising film is a subversive and surreal indictment of both capital punishment and the treatment of Korean immigrants in his country
Gohatto = Taboo by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in Japanese and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handsome new recruit, Kano, causes sexual tension in a traditional samurai militia group called Shinsengumi in Kyoto, at the end of the Shōgunate era in Japan
Kyoto, my mother's place( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Commissioned by BBC Scotland, this documentary is Oshima's ode to his mother. Oshima manages to merge explorations of his mother's life, his home city Kyoto, and his own life. Kyoto, My Mother's Place simultaneously delves into Kyoto's recent past and, through traditional paintings and theatre, teaches us of Kyoto's ancient past. Oshima switches between eras that are centuries apart with ease while also interviewing his mother's friends and giving the viewer an account of his childhood experiences. Even though he presents a classical view of Kyoto, he is not afraid to show his distaste for the city and the way it affected his mother and himself. We get insight into the themes that run throughout his films, how they were born and moulded."-- letterboxd.com, August 17, 2015
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In a Japanese prison camp on Java in 1942, two British officers, John Lawrence and Jack Celliers, encounter camp commander Yonoi and his sergeant Hara. Things had been going pretty well, until charismatic, rebellious Celliers arrived. Yonoi is a devotee of the samurai ideal; neither he nor Hara can understand the stoic way in which the British prisoners accept their situation of defeat. Lawrence speaks Japanese, and ceaselessly tries to mediate between the prisoners and their overseers, translating both the words the values of the two races. Celliers attitude, however, is more comprehensible to Yonoi. He and Celliers arrive at a sort of détente, based on an admiration for the other, but this eventually turns into a contest of wills as the camp's carefully nurtured equilibrium is destroyed
Taboo by Malvina Anderson Martin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Everyone knows that there are some things that good girls and good boys just don't do. But when three college couples reveal their sexual secrets, the truth is more than any of them ever expected. From seduction to betrayal, blackmail to murder, these couples discover that in the game of Taboo, the only rule is revenge
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In a Japanese prison camp on Java in 1942, two British officers, John Lawrence and Jack Celliers, encounter camp commander Yonoi and his sergeant Hara. Things had been going pretty well, until charismatic, rebellious Celliers arrived. Yonoi is a devotee of the samurai ideal; neither he nor Hara can understand the stoic way in which the British prisoners accept their situation of defeat. Lawrence speaks Japanese, and ceaselessly tries to mediate between the prisoners and their overseers, translating both the words and the values of the two races. Celliers' attitude, however, is more comprehensible to Yonoi. He and Celliers arrive at a sort of détente, based on an admiration for the other, but this eventually turns into a contest of wills as the camp's carefully nurtured equilibrium is destroyed
Nagisa Oshima's 100 years of Japanese cinema( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From start to finish, Nagisa Ōshima shows nothing but clips and stills from Japanese films - no interviews or testimonies, no interviews or distractions. On the soundtrack, supported by haunting music from Toru Takemitsu, Ōshima gives his analysis of the forces and themes that have shaped Japanese cinema
 
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Dans l'empire des sens = In the realm of the senses
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Oshima Productions Ltd.

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L'empire de la passion = Empire of passion