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The Ballad of Narayama | Movie Details for Director Shôhei Imamura | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 89%  The Ballad of Narayama  130 min,  [Drama]  [Shôhei Imamura]  [29 Apr 1983]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  9 wins & 8 nominations.
Actors:  Aki Takejô, Ken Ogata, Sumiko Sakamoto, Tonpei Hidari
Plot:  In a poor 19th century rural Japanese village, everyone who reaches the age of 70 has to climb a nearby mountain to die. An old woman is getting close to the cut-off age, and we follow her last days with her family.
Writer:  Shôhei Imamura (screenplay), Shichirô Fukazawa (novel)
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Vengeance Is Mine | Movie Details for Director Shôhei Imamura | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 89%  Vengeance Is Mine  139 min,  [Crime, Drama]  [Shôhei Imamura]  [17 Oct 1979]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  21 wins & 6 nominations.
Actors:  Chôchô Miyako, Ken Ogata, Mitsuko Baishô, Rentarô Mikuni
Plot:  Chronological exploits of Iwao Enokizu, a murderous thief on the lam.
Writer:  Masaru Baba (screenplay), Ryûzô Saki (novel), Shunsaku Ikehata
Language:  Japanese, English    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
A Man Vanishes | Movie Details for Director Shôhei Imamura | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 88%  A Man Vanishes  130 min,  [Documentary, Drama, Mystery]  [Shôhei Imamura]  [N/A]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, Metacritic 92/100, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win.
Actors:  Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Shôhei Imamura, Yoshie Hayakawa
Plot:  Plastics salesman Oshima disappeared without a word to anyone, and has been missing for two years. Shohei Imamura and his crew follow Oshima's fiancé Yoshie and actor Shigeru Tsuyuguchi as they investigate the disappearance.
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB
The Pornographers | Movie Details for Director Shôhei Imamura | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 87%  The Pornographers  120 min,  [Comedy, Drama]  [Shôhei Imamura]  [01 Aug 1966]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  3 wins.
Actors:  Chôchô Miyako, Ganjirô Nakamura, Shôichi Ozawa, Sumiko Sakamoto
Plot:  Life of a pornographer who tries to stay under the radar of the mob. He has a mistress, a step-son, a step-daughter (whom he's attracted to) and a wife who believes her first husband was reincarnated as a restless carp.
Writer:  Akiyuki Nosaka (novel), Shôhei Imamura (screenplay), Koji Numata (screenplay)
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Dr. Akagi | Movie Details for Director Shôhei Imamura | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 84%  Dr. Akagi  129 min,  [Comedy, Drama, History]  [Shôhei Imamura]  [15 Jan 1999]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 94%, External Reviews
Awards:  9 wins & 10 nominations.
Actors:  Akira Emoto, Jacques Gamblin, Kumiko Asô, Tomorô Taguchi
Plot:  At the end of WWII, Japanese doctor Akagi searches for the cure for hepatitis in the prisoner-of-war camp.
Writer:  Shôhei Imamura, Ango Sakaguchi (novel), Daisuke Tengan
Language:  Japanese, German    Country:  Japan, France    More Info:  IMDB
The Insect Woman | Movie Details for Director Shôhei Imamura | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 81%  The Insect Woman  123 min,  [Drama]  [Shôhei Imamura]  [30 Jun 1964]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.6/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 86%, External Reviews
Awards:  12 wins & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Emiko Aizawa, Setsuko Amamiya, Tomio Aoki, Tomoko Aoyagi
Plot:  Life story of a woman born in poverty trying to succeed. Through her many schemes, she faces her ups and downs in a cyclical nature, fueled mostly by self-interest.
Writer:  Keiji Hasebe, Shôhei Imamura
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB
Intentions of Murder | Movie Details for Director Shôhei Imamura | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 78%  Intentions of Murder  150 min,  [Drama]  [Shôhei Imamura]  [17 Nov 1964]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.8/10, External Reviews
Awards:  5 wins.
Actors:  Kô Nishimura, Masumi Harukawa, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Yûko Kusunoki
Plot:  A housewife living under her tyrannical husband has her life stressfully turned upside down after getting raped by a burglar.
Writer:  Shinji Fujiwara (story), Keiji Hasebe, Shôhei Imamura
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Pigs and Battleships | Movie Details for Director Shôhei Imamura | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 76%  Pigs and Battleships  108 min,  [Comedy, Crime, Drama]  [Shôhei Imamura]  [13 Sep 1963]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.6/10, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win.
Actors:  Hiroyuki Nagato, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Masao Mishima, Tetsurô Tanba
Plot:  A young hoodlum decides to work for a criminal organization that is tearing itself apart.
Writer:  Hisashi Yamanouchi, Gisashi Yamauchi, Kazu Ôtsuka (novel)
Language:  Japanese, English    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB
The Eel | Movie Details for Director Shôhei Imamura | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 75%  The Eel  117 min,  [Drama]  [Shôhei Imamura]  [21 Aug 1998]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 77%, External Reviews
Awards:  16 wins & 13 nominations.
Actors:  Akira Emoto, Kôji Yakusho, Misa Shimizu, Mitsuko Baishô
Plot:  A businessman kills his adulterous wife and is sent to prison. After the release, he opens a barbershop and meets new people, talking almost to no one except an eel he befriended while in prison.
Writer:  Shôhei Imamura, Daisuke Tengan, Motofumi Tomikawa, Akira Yoshimura (novel)
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB
History of Postwar Japan as Told by a Bar Hostess | Movie Details for Director Shôhei Imamura | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 74%  History of Postwar Japan as Told by a Bar Hostess  105 min,  [Documentary]  [Shôhei Imamura]  [03 Jun 1970]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Chieko Akaza, Etsuko Akaza, Fukumi Kuroda, Tami Akaza
Plot:  A documentary film showcasing life in postwar Japan as seen through the eyes of a bar hostess.
Writer:  Shôhei Imamura
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Warm Water Under a Red Bridge | Movie Details for Director Shôhei Imamura | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 72%  Warm Water Under a Red Bridge  119 min,  [Comedy, Drama, Fantasy]  [Shôhei Imamura]  [03 Nov 2001]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 79%, Metacritic 69/100, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win & 2 nominations.
Actors:  Kôji Yakusho, Mansaku Fuwa, Misa Shimizu, Mitsuko Baishô
Plot:  A down-and-out businessman travels to a seaside town, where he meets a woman with unusual sexual powers.
Writer:  Yo Henmi (novel), Shôhei Imamura, Daisuke Tengan, Motofumi Tomikawa (screenplay)
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan, France    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Endless Desire | Movie Details for Director Shôhei Imamura | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 72%  Endless Desire  101 min,  [Action, Crime]  [Shôhei Imamura]  [18 Nov 1958]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, External Reviews
Awards:  2 wins.
Actors:  Hiroyuki Nagato, Kô Nishimura, Misako Watanabe, Sanae Nakahara
Plot:  A real gem from Imamura. A very dark crime comedy.
Writer:  Shinji Fujiwara (based on the novel by), Shôhei Imamura (screenplay), Hisashi Yamanouchi (screenplay)
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
My Second Brother | Movie Details for Director Shôhei Imamura | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 71%  My Second Brother  101 min,  [Drama]  [Shôhei Imamura]  [28 Oct 1959]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.1/10, External Reviews
Awards:  4 wins & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Akiko Maeda, Hiroyuki Nagato, Kayo Matsuo, Takeshi Okimura
Plot:  Being a faithful 'company man', Yoshikawa moves steadily ahead within the Toho corporation. But Kaji, his old friend, makes his way through the dark side of the social world, working for a ...
Writer:  Ichirô Ikeda, Shôhei Imamura, Sueko Yasumoto (novel)
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Zegen | Movie Details for Director Shôhei Imamura | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 70%  Zegen  124 min,  [Comedy]  [Shôhei Imamura]  [05 Sep 1987]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, External Reviews
Awards:  3 nominations.
Actors:  Chun Hsiung Ko, Ken Ogata, Mitsuko Baishô, Norihei Miki
Plot:  N/A
Writer:  Shôhei Imamura, Kôta Okabe
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia

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