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Umebayashi, Shigeru 1951-

Works: 118 works in 307 publications in 9 languages and 8,395 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Martial arts films  Film adaptations  Historical films  History  Romance fiction  Biographical films  Fantasy films  Comedy films 
Roles: Composer, Author, Musician, Creator, Performer, Instrumentalist
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Shigeru Umebayashi
Shi mian mai fu = House of Flying Daggers by Yimou Zhang( Visual )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"China 859 A.D. The once-mighty Tang dynasty is in decline. The emperor is weak and incompetent. His corrupt government no longer controls the land. Unrest sweeps the country. Village by village, an underground alliance forms: The House of Flying Daggers. Based near the imperial capital the House of Flying Daggers moves in the shadows. Stealing from the rich to give to the poor, they earn the support of the people. At the same time, they are feared and hated, by their bitter rivals, the local deputies."--Title screens. Local captains Leo and Jin set out to investigate a blind young dancer named Mei, who is believed to have ties to the Flying Daggers. Leo arrests Mei, only to have Jin break her out in a plot to gain her trust and lead the police to the new leader of the secret organization. Things are, however, far more complicated than they seem
A single man by Tom Ford( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of his longtime partner, a British college professor struggles to find meaning in his life. As he dwells in the past, he begins to contemplate suicide. A series of events and encounters will lead him to question if there really is a meaning to his life after all
Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia by Yimou Zhang( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China, Later Tang dynasty, 10th century. On the eve of the Chong Yang Festival, golden flowers fill the Imperial Palace. The Emperor returns unexpectedly with his second son, Prince Jai. His pretext is to celebrate the holiday with his family, but given the chilled relations between the Emperor and the ailing Empress, this seems disingenuous. For many years, the Empress and Crown Prince Wan, her stepson, have had an illicit liaison. Feeling trapped, Prince Wan dreams of escaping the palace with his secret love Chan, the Imperial Doctor's daughter. Meanwhile, faithful son Prince Jai, grows worried over the Empress's health and her obsession with golden chrysanthemums. The Emperor harbors equally clandestine plans and the Imperial Doctor is the only one privy to his machinations. When the Emperor senses a looming threat, he relocates the doctor's family from the Palace to a remote area. They are attacked by mysterious assassins and Chan and her mother are forced back to the palace. Their return sets off a tumultuous sequence of dark surprises. Amid the glamour and grandeur of the festival, ugly secrets are revealed. As the Imperial Family continues its elaborate charade in a palatial setting, thousands of golden armored warriors charge the palace
Yi dai zong shi = The Grandmaster by Kar-wai Wong( Visual )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man moves to Hong Kong and struggles to provide for his family. In the mean time, Gong Er chooses the path of vengeance after her father was killed by Ma San
Huo yuan jia = Fearless by Rentai Yu( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the story of a real-life hero, Huo Yuanjia. When an ill-advised fight destroys the reputation of a renowned martial arts champion and his family, his difficult path to redemption will bring him face-to-face with the most ferocious fighters in the world
Absurdistan by Veit Helmer( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Russian and German and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to Absurdistan, a small village in the high desert mountains, just on the outskirts of reality, where magical visions and bizarre events fuse together. The village is facing a water shortage, but the men are too lazy to fix a rickety pipeline and the women are getting fed up with their good-for-nothing husbands. The women make a simple vow: 'No water, no sex.'
House of flying daggers : original motion picture soundtrack by Shigeru Umebayashi( )

15 editions published in 2004 in 5 languages and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tong que tai( Visual )

6 editions published in 2012 in Chinese and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Three Kingdoms-era China (late 190s and 200s), warlord Cao Cao defeats many rival warlords to gain supremacy in northern China and set mself up to replace the emperor, while young lovers Lingju and Mu Shun are trained by his enemies to assassinate him. The palace and fortress are filled with murderous intrigue, with many who had their reasons for wanting Cao Cao, the most notorious warlod, dead
Días de gracia = Days of grace by Everardo Valerio Gout( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ciudad de México. 2002, 2006, 2010. Un policía, un rehén, una esposa. Corrupción, violencia, venganza.Tres destinos se entrelazan durante los treinta días del mundial de fútbol, tiempo santo donde todo vale, donde el mundo entra en un vértigo paralizante mientras la suerte de todos depende de un balón. Tres formas de luchar para sobrevivir. Ovacionada en el Festival de Cannes, premio a Mejor Director en el Festival de Guadalajara y ganadora de 8 premios Ariel, "Días de gracia" película sobrecogedora que te agrra desde el principio y no te suelta
Huang Feihong : ying xiong you meng( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in Chinese and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A martial artist with extraordinary power returns to the town where his father was murdered to face off against a ruthless crime boss and bring justice back to the people
Su Qier = True legend by Heping Yuan( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Chinese and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yuen Woo Ping (The Matrix trilogy, Kill Bill Volumes I and II, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hero) brings you True Legend, a heart pounding epic about the timeless battle between good and evil. Su Can?s (Vincent Zhao) respectable life is obliterated when his vengeful brother, Yuan (Andy On), returns from war armed with the deadly Five Venom Fists. Weakened but not destroyed, Su Can learns a never-before-seen form of martial arts: the Drunken Fist. Armed with this new power, he returns home to honor his family through retribution by taking on his brother in a battle to become the ultimate warrior. Packed with distinct fighting styles?including MMA, knife combat and sweeping aerial stunts? and starring martial arts legends Michelle Yeoh, David Carradine and Jay Chou, True Legend has Phillip French of The Observer raving, ?It opens with one of the best action sequences I've ever seen.?
2046 by Kar-wai Wong( Visual )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Wong Kar Wai's quasi-sequel to In the Mood for Love, 2046 is a hotel room, a futuristic story, and a state of mind. Tony Leung returns as Chow, but perhaps not the same Chow who appeared in the first film. Starting three years later in 1966, we see Chow on various Christmases as he lives, loves, and writes in a hotel and nearby restaurants. Although he is less sensitive and more of a ladies man now, Chow's love life always seems to exceed his grasp."
Yumeji = Yumeji( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sensual, absurdist ghost story spun around the character and work of Japanese real-life painter and poet Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934), seen as a chronic philanderer and dreamer
Da zhui bu( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Chinese and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A celebrity in Hong Kong is found brutally murdered, his body floating in the middle of the ocean. Detective Lam is called in and zeroes in on a killer from the past. Lam will uncover a dark secret so shocking; it will turn the investigation upside down
A single man : original motion picture soundtrack by Abel Korzeniowski( Recording )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The feeling of loss and being lost is captured in Abel Korzeniowski's moving score for the acclaimed film A Single Man
Onmyōji by Zhenmu Meng( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the dark ages of demons and ghosts, the Heian Emperor relies upon the Imperial Order of the Onmyoji to protect the kingdom. However, as the birth of the emperor's heir approaches, political intrigue and jealousy will lead to the most dangerous of betrayals - from within the Onmyoji and the Emperor's family itself. It will be up to the most talented of the order to face his master and the dark magic that threatens to destroy them all
Surviving the tsunami : my atomic aunt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film director Kyoko Miyake remembered Namie, a fishing village ravaged by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, as her childhood paradise. Revisiting her family's hometown after 10 years abroad, , Miayke's multilayered documentary examines the disaster's profound personal, social and environmental impact
Shoujyo : an adolescent( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tomokawa is a tough guy turned bored cop who spends much of his time sating lonely housewives and looking after retarded teen Sukemasa. One day while hanging out at a bar, he is approached by a 15-year-old enjo kosai named Yoko, offering a round of illicit sex in exchange for cash. Though he demurs, their paths cross again and soon a relationship of sorts forms. Yoko, it turns out, is Sukemasa's sister. Both happen to be the children of his old flame Yukie, a grasping and self-centered woman. Moreover, Yoko's grandfather is responsible for the massive tattoo sprawling across Tomokawa's back. Tomokawa soon takes both teens under his wing, protecting them from their heartless mother, and their lecherous stepfather. Soon, Yoko gets a similarly massive tattoo illustrating her bond with her policeman savior
Le secret des poignards volants by Yimou Zhang( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"En 859, la Chine est ravagée par les conflits. La dynastie Tang, autrefois prospère, est sur le déclin, et le gouvernement corrompu s'épuise à lutter contre les groupes de rebelles toujours plus nombreux qui se dressent contre lui. La plus puissante de ces armées révolutionnaires et la plus prestigieuse de toutes est la Maison des Poignards Volants. Deux capitaines, Leo et Jin, sont envoyés pour capturer le mystérieux chef de cette redoutable armée
The bride La novia by Alexander Archipenko( Visual )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story follows a bride involved in a conflicted love triangle full of deception and forbidden passions, which ultimately give rise to tragic repercussions
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia
Alternative Names
Mei, Maosen 1951-

Meilin, Mao 1951-

Shigeru Umbayashi

Shigeru, Umebayashi

Shigeru Umebayashi / 2046 Main Theme (with Percussion

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Shigeru Umebayashi compositor japonés

Shigeru Umebayashi compositore giapponese

Shigeru Umebayashi Japanese composer

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Umebajasi Sigeru

Umebayashi Shigeru

Umebayashi, Shigeru 1951-

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