Japanese Actor

Sô Yamamura

  • Feb 24, 1910 - May 26, 2000 (age 90)
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2001
Award2001

Special Award from the Chairman

Won Japan Academy Prize …
Won Japan Academy Prize for Special Award from the Chairman.
Japan Academy Prize
2000
Sô Yamamura
PersonalMay 2000

Sô Yamamura

Sô Yamamura passed away.
1991
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
MovieDec 14, 1991

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah

Time travelers use Godzilla …
Time travelers use Godzilla in their scheme to destroy Japan to prevent the country's future economic reign.
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1986
Gung Ho
MovieMar 14, 1986

Gung Ho

When a Japanese car company buys an American plant, the …
When a Japanese car company buys an American plant, the American liaison must mediate the clash of work attitudes between the foreign management and native labor.
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1985
Nidaime wa Christian
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MovieSep 14, 1985

Nidaime wa Christian

The story of beautiful Christian Nun, Kyoko (Shihomi) who is …
The story of beautiful Christian Nun, Kyoko (Shihomi) who is the object of affection for two very different men - one the happy-go-lucky Yakuza gangster, Haruhiko (Iwaki Kouchi) who is the next-in-line to takeover the ragtag "Tenryu Gumi" gang and the other bumbling Police Detective Kumashiro (Emoto Akira). The Tenryu Gumi is a collection of misfits and other troublemakers but are relatively peaceful due to their Christian beliefs. Their bitter rivals were the more traditional "Kuroiwa Gumi", a much more sadistic and violent group led by godfather Kuroiwa (Murota Hideo).
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1974
Prophecies of Nostradamus
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MovieAug 3, 1974

Prophecies of Nostradamus

Professor Nishiyama, after …
Professor Nishiyama, after studying and interpreting the prophecies of Nostradamus, realizes that the end of the world is at hand. Unfortunately, nobody listens to him until it is too late. As the effects of mankind's tampering of the earth - radioactive smog clouds, hideously mutated animals, destruction of the ozone layer - rage out of control, the world leaders hurtle blindly toward the final confrontation.
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1973
Hissatsu shikakenin
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MovieJun 9, 1973

Hissatsu shikakenin

An assassin reconnects with his past while his friend desires …
An assassin reconnects with his past while his friend desires change.
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1972
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril
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MovieDec 30, 1972

Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril

Ogami is hired to kill a …
Ogami is hired to kill a tattooed female assassin. Gunbei Yagyu, an enemy samurai, happens upon Ogami's son, and sees his chance for revenge.
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1970
Tora! Tora! Tora!
MovieSep 23, 1970

Tora! Tora! Tora!

In 1941, following months of economic embargo, Japan …
In 1941, following months of economic embargo, Japan prepares to open its war against the United States with a preventive strike on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor.
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The Militarists
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MovieAug 11, 1970

The Militarists

Reporter Goro Arai covers the war for a Japanese newspaper. …
Reporter Goro Arai covers the war for a Japanese newspaper. He follows the activities of Japan's top military leader, Hideki Tojo, and comes to view Tojo as a dangerous military tyrant. But anyone standing in Tojo's way is in danger, and so it proves for Arai.
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1967
Japan's Longest Day
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MovieAug 3, 1967

Japan's Longest Day

Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima …
Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Minister of the Army Anami leads the military officers who propose to fight on, even to the death of every Japanese citizen. Emperor Hirohito, however, joins with his ministers in asking the unthinkable, the peaceful surrender of Japan. When the military plots a coup to overthrow the Emperor's civilian government, Anami must face the choice between his desires and loyalty to his Emperor.
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1965
Taiheiyô kiseki no sakusen: Kisuka
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MovieJun 19, 1965

Taiheiyô kiseki no sakusen: Kisuka

In 1943, the Aleutian island …
In 1943, the Aleutian island of Kiska was fortified by a small contingent of Japanese soldiers. When word arrived of an impending attack by an overwhelming force of Americans, the Japanese Navy attempted one of the most daring and unlikely evacuations in military history. This is that story.
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With Beauty and Sorrow
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MovieFeb 28, 1965

With Beauty and Sorrow

Long before the events of the …
Long before the events of the movie Ôki, who was approaching middle age, had a relation to 16-year-old Otoko. She got pregnant, but the child was stillborn. Their relation stopped at the same time. Much later Ôki had become a famous writer, not least because of a novel about this love story. Otoko had become a famous painter. But she had never overcome the double early trauma and had become a Lesbian. Her favourite student and beloved one was the beautiful Keiko. 24 years after the early love Ôki goes from Tokyo to Kyoto to meet Otoko. The meeting is polite with secret emotional shadows. Keiko makes a plan. She intends to seduce Ôki, become pregnant, bear Ôki's child and give it to Otoko. She hopes that Otoko may thereby get rid of her trauma. But she also wants to take her revenge on the man who had harmed her beloved. Secretly she gets acquainted with Ôki's son, invites him to Kyoto and seduces him. Then she calls his parents and tells that he had promised to marry her. Horrified they take the first plane to Kyoto. Meanwhile, she takes the son on boating, arranges an accident, and drowns him. It is close that she herself would also die.
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Nikutai no gakko
MovieFeb 14, 1965

Nikutai no gakko

Nikutai no gakko released.
1962
Born in Sin
MovieNov 23, 1962

Born in Sin

Kawa no hotori de is a 1962 film directed by Yasuki Chiba.
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Fûten Rôjin nikki
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MovieOct 20, 1962

Fûten Rôjin nikki

Diary of a Mad Old Man is the journal of Utsugi, a seventy …
Diary of a Mad Old Man is the journal of Utsugi, a seventy-seven-year-old man of refined tastes who is recovering from a stroke. He discovers that, while his body is decaying, his libido still rages on - unwittingly sparked by the gentle, kindly attentions of his daughter-in-law Satsuko. He develops an obsession for her feet.
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Namida o shishi no tategami ni
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MovieSep 30, 1962

Namida o shishi no tategami ni

A union-busting Yokohama …
A union-busting Yokohama dockworker learns that the loyalties that rule his life are based on shaky foundations. Believing that his manager was responsible for saving his life as a baby, he falls victim to a manipulative cycle of deceit and revenge.
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Star of Hong Kong
MovieJul 14, 1962

Star of Hong Kong

Hsin Lin, the only daughter of a Hong Kong physician, meets …
Hsin Lin, the only daughter of a Hong Kong physician, meets and falls for Toru, a student at her college in Japan. But due to their busy scheduals, neither is willing to make a move on the other and they both fabricate stories about themselves so that they will not get engaged.
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Akitsu Springs
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MovieJun 15, 1962

Akitsu Springs

Just after WW2, a romance between an innkeeper and a …
Just after WW2, a romance between an innkeeper and a man with tuberculosis unravels near a thermal spring.
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The Inheritance
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MovieFeb 17, 1962

The Inheritance

Two-hundred million yen is up for grabs in a dying …
Two-hundred million yen is up for grabs in a dying businessman's will. The businessman intends to will it to his 3 illegitimate children, but his associates scheme to take advantage of the situation.
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1961
The Last War
MovieAug 10, 1961

The Last War

This Japanese film speculates on the events which lead the …
This Japanese film speculates on the events which lead the U.S. and the Soviet Union into a nuclear Armageddon.
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The Littlest Warrior
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MovieJul 19, 1961

The Littlest Warrior

Zushio and his sister Anju are kidnapped and sold to a …
Zushio and his sister Anju are kidnapped and sold to a cruel slave-master. Will they ever be reunited with their mother again?
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1959
Hahakogusa
MovieApr 21, 1959

Hahakogusa

Hahakogusa released.
The Human Condition I: No Greater Love
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MovieJan 15, 1959

The Human Condition I: No Greater Love

In the World War II, the …
In the World War II, the pacifist and humanist Japanese Kaji accepts to travel with his wife Michiko to the tiny Manchurian village Loh Hu Liong to work as supervisor in an iron ore mine to avoid to be summoned to the military service. Kaji works with Okishima (Sô Yamamura) and he implements a better treatment to the laborers and improves the mine production. When the feared Kempetai (The "Military Police Corps", the military police arm of the Imperial Japanese Army from 1881 to 1945) brings six hundred Chinese POWs to the mine, Kaji negotiates with their leaders expecting them to control their comrades. However the methods of Kaji upset the corrupt system in the site, and the foreman Furuya (Kôji Mitsui) plots a scheme to use the naive Chen (Akira Ishihama) to turn off the electrical power of the barbwire fences to allow the prisoners to escape. When seven prisoners are falsely accused of an attempt of fleeing, a cruel Kempetai sergeant uses his sword to behead the prisoners. When Kaji protests, the POWs react sparing the lives of four prisoners but Kaji is arrested and tortured. When he is released, he is summoned to join the army and accused of being Red.
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1958
The Barbarian and the Geisha
MovieSep 30, 1958

The Barbarian and the Geisha

In 1856, the first U.S. Consul …
In 1856, the first U.S. Consul General to Japan encounters the hostility of the local authorities and the love of a young geisha.
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Anzukko
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MovieMay 13, 1958

Anzukko

Kyoko, the daughter of a successful novelist, marries an aspiring …
Kyoko, the daughter of a successful novelist, marries an aspiring writer. However, her husband's difficulties with his writing and his resentment over her father cause deep strains in the marriage.
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1957
The Hole
MovieSep 15, 1957

The Hole

A clever reporter gets involved with a bank embezzlement case.
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Yoru no chô
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MovieJul 28, 1957

Yoru no chô

Yoru no chô is a drama film directed by Kōzaburō …
Yoru no chô is a drama film directed by Kōzaburō Yoshimura.
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Tokyo Twilight
MovieApr 30, 1957

Tokyo Twilight

Two sisters find out the existence of their long-lost mother, but …
Two sisters find out the existence of their long-lost mother, but the younger cannot take the truth of being abandoned as a child.
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Typhoon Over Nagasaki
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MovieFeb 6, 1957

Typhoon Over Nagasaki

Pierre Marsac, a French …
Pierre Marsac, a French engineer working for the Nagasaki shipbuilding yards, has fallen in love both with Japan and a charming Japanese girl named Noriko. But Françoise Fabre, a French ...
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1956
Mahiru no ankoku
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MovieMar 27, 1956

Mahiru no ankoku

When an elderly couple is murdered, the police pick up …
When an elderly couple is murdered, the police pick up the most likely suspect, a young loner. The authorities force a confession out of the suspect, who then insists that he had a pair of accomplices.
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Early Spring
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MovieJan 29, 1956

Early Spring

A young man and his wife struggle within the confines of their …
A young man and his wife struggle within the confines of their passionless relationship while he has an extramarital romance.
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1955
Sara no hana no toge
MovieOct 11, 1955

Sara no hana no toge

Sara no hana no toge released.
Princess Yang Kwei-fei
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MovieMay 3, 1955

Princess Yang Kwei-fei

In 8th-century China, the …
In 8th-century China, the Emperor is grieving over the death of his wife. The Yang family wants to provide the Emperor with a consort so that they may consolidate their influence over the court. General An Lushan finds a close relative working in their kitchen whom they groom to present to the Emperor. The Emperor falls in love with her and she becomes the Princess Yang Kwei-fei. The Yangs are then appointed important ministers, though An Lushan is not given the court position he covets. The ministers misuse their power so much that there is a popular revolt against all the Yangs, fueled by An Lushan.
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1954
Kuroi ushio
MovieAug 31, 1954

Kuroi ushio

Kuroi ushio is a drama film directed by Sô Yamamura.
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Sound of the Mountain
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MovieJan 15, 1954

Sound of the Mountain

The businessman Ogata …
The businessman Ogata Shingo works with his son Shuichi, who is his secretary, and they live together in the suburb with their wives Yasuko and Kikuko respectively. Shuichi has a love affair and a loveless marriage with Kikuko. Yasuko has dedicated her entire life to her family but Shingo married her only because her older sister had died. Kikuko is the pride and joy of Shingo and they are close to each other. Out of the blue, Shingo and Yasuko's daughter Fusako leaves her husband and arrives at Shingo's home with her two children. Shingo investigates and finds the address of Shuichi's lover. Meanwhile Kikuko goes to the hospital and Shingo learns that she was pregnant but decided to abort her child.
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1953
An Inlet of Muddy Water
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MovieNov 23, 1953

An Inlet of Muddy Water

Story 1 : "The Thirteenth …
Story 1 : "The Thirteenth Night". Seki turns up at her parents' house in the dead of night, where she breaks down and says she cannot continue to live with her husband, a rich man to whom the family is indebted. After a tearful and long discussion, they convince her to return. On the way home, the rickshaw driver turns out to be an old school friend, and they reminisce about the old days. .... Story 2 : "The Last Day Of The Year". Mine is a hard-working maid in the house of a miserly, slave-driving old woman who is burdened by a wastrel son, who pesters the old woman and her new husband for money to pay off gambling debts. Mine's uncle is her only surviving relative, and the man who raised her, who is very ill and needs money to repay a loanshark. Mine promises to borrow the money from her employer but, although the old woman initially agrees, she breaks that promise on the due date, New Year's Eve. Can honest Mine resist the temptation to steal ? ..... Story 3: "An Inlet of Muddy Water". The trials and tribulations of a group of young to middle-aged whores. All the women in this particular bawdy house look up to and admire the stunning O-Riki. But O-Riki is nevertheless troubled. Gen, a shabby coolie, hangs around and pesters her, despite having a long-suffering wife and a young son, who calls O-Riki "The Demon". One night, desperate for clients, several of the girls lunge at and literally drag some passers-by inside. One of these men is cultured and gentlemanly, and becomes O-Riki's regular client. She looks forward to his visits and hopes he will marry her. Meanwhile, Gen's wife alternates between solicitousness and harassment, and home life becomes tough.
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Tokyo Story
MovieNov 3, 1953

Tokyo Story

An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; …
An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them.
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Kanikôsen
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MovieSep 10, 1953

Kanikôsen

Kanikôsen is a 1953 film directed by So Yamamura.
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My Wonderful Yellow Car
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MovieJan 15, 1953

My Wonderful Yellow Car

My Wonderful Yellow Car released.
1952
Ashi ni sawatta onna
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MovieNov 2, 1952

Ashi ni sawatta onna

Ashi ni sawatta onna is a 1952 film directed by Kon Ichikawa.
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Okuni to Gohei
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MovieApr 10, 1952

Okuni to Gohei

Kogure is the widow of an assassinated samurai and …
Kogure is the widow of an assassinated samurai and Otani was that man's pupil. They have been sent out to seek revenge on the murderer, Kogure's first suitor, but their long and arduous journey has so far been fruitless.
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1951
The Lady of Musashino
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MovieSep 14, 1951

The Lady of Musashino

Set in post-war Japan, The …
Set in post-war Japan, The Lady of Musashino tells the story of Michiko, a disillusioned young woman trapped in a loveless marriage. She confides in her younger cousin, Tsutomo, and the two become close.
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Maihime
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MovieAug 17, 1951

Maihime

The troubled relationship between a writer and his ballet …
The troubled relationship between a writer and his ballet teacher wife, who has for years loved another man, finally leads to the breakup of the family.
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1950
Portrait of Madame Yuki
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MovieOct 21, 1950

Portrait of Madame Yuki

Young servant girl Hamako …
Young servant girl Hamako has just started working for her personal heroine, Madame Yuki. Her romanticized view of the Madame is broken immediately, as she is introduced with a list of the Madame's personal problems.
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The Munekata Sisters
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MovieAug 25, 1950

The Munekata Sisters

Setsuko is unhappily to Mimura, an engineer with no job and a …
Setsuko is unhappily to Mimura, an engineer with no job and a bad drinking habit. She had always been in love with Hiroshi but both of them failed to propose when Hiroshi left for France a few years ago. Now he is back and Mariko (Setsuko's sister) tries to reunite them. She too is secretly in love with Hiroshi.
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Shiroi yajû
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MovieJun 3, 1950

Shiroi yajû

Keiko Yukawa is a former prostitute and the newest inmate at …
Keiko Yukawa is a former prostitute and the newest inmate at White Lily, a female rehabilitation facility.
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1948
Taifuken no onna
MovieSep 3, 1948

Taifuken no onna

A gang of 4 pirates, down on their luck, head for a weather …
A gang of 4 pirates, down on their luck, head for a weather-tracking station on an outlying island, intending to hold the weather-trackers hostage and raid their next incoming supply ship. at the station the weathermen tell them, however, that a serious typhoon is on the way and the ship will be delayed. holed up at the station while the typhoon rages round, the pirates manage to quarrel and ultimately kill each other off -- the slinky pirate moll (Hara) by stepping in front of a bullet meant for the station's clean-cut telegraph operator (Usami), from the gun of Hara's jealous lover (Yamamura).
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1947
The Love of the Actress Sumako
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MovieAug 16, 1947

The Love of the Actress Sumako

The stage director …
The stage director Shimamura, who is bringing western theatre to Japan, falls in love with the outspoken actress Sumako Matsui, and leaves his family to be with her, while trying to keep his Art Theatre solvent.
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1910
Sô Yamamura
BirthFebruary 1910

Sô Yamamura

Sô Yamamura was born.
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