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Tatsuya Nakadai

  • Dec 13, 1932 (age 86)
  • 5' 11" (1.80 m)
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2014
Gun Woman
MovieFeb 28, 2014

Gun Woman

A brilliant doctor on a quest for revenge buys a young …
A brilliant doctor on a quest for revenge buys a young woman and trains her to be the ultimate assassin, implanting gun parts in her body that she must later assemble and use to kill her target before she bleeds to death.
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Giovanni's Island
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MovieFeb 22, 2014

Giovanni's Island

In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind …
In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast... and on the unhealed border in this remote corner of the world, friendship among children from two different countries timidly blossomed, striving to overcome language barriers and the waves of history. Inspired by true events.
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2013
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya
MovieNov 23, 2013

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya

Found inside a shining stalk …
Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her, but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.
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Human Trust
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MovieOct 19, 2013

Human Trust

Yuichi Mafune is known as a finance broker, but he's …
Yuichi Mafune is known as a finance broker, but he's actually a conman. One day, two men show up in front of Yuichi. One man is "M" and the other is his underling Yuki Seki. They ask Yuichi Mafune to steal the "M funds". The "M funds" is thought to be a longheld legend that massive amounts of gold and other stolen loot from World War II were hidden in the basement of a Japanese bank. The loot was then taken by the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces to fund secret operations. Yuichi accepts the proposal after hearing of the large fee offered if successful. In order to steal the "M funds," which Yuichi isn't even sure if it exists, "M" plans an unprecedented money game which brings in interests from the U.S., Russia and other places.
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2010
Zatoichi: The Last
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MovieMay 29, 2010

Zatoichi: The Last

Ichi has given up his cane sword and his former life as a …
Ichi has given up his cane sword and his former life as a traveler in order to settle down with his loving wife Tane in his home village. However, his plan to live the quiet life is interrupted when he learns that the Tendo clan has taken over the village and are constantly harassing locals. Soon, a group of farmers come to Ichi and beg him to help his own village like he's helped countless other villages in travels.
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2006
The Inugamis
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MovieDec 16, 2006

The Inugamis

A web of deceit, adultery and greed manifests in Kon Ichikawa's …
A web of deceit, adultery and greed manifests in Kon Ichikawa's remake of his own 1976 hit about a murder investigation that reveals years of hidden skeletons and a shocking family secret.
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2005
Yamato
MovieDec 17, 2005

Yamato

On April, 6th 2005, in Makurazi, Kagoshima, Makiko Uchida …
On April, 6th 2005, in Makurazi, Kagoshima, Makiko Uchida seeks a boat in the local fishing cooperative to take her to the latitude N30, longitude L128, where the largest, heaviest and most powerfully armed battleships ever constructed Yamato was sunk on April, 7th 1945; however, her request is denied. She meets by chance the captain Katsumi Kamio of the fishing vessel Asukamaru and discloses that she is the stepdaughter of Officer Nagoya Uchida and Kamio immediately accepts to take her in the risky journey. While traveling with Makiko and the fifteen year-old Atsuchi, Kamio recalls and discloses the story of Yamato and his close friends that served on board of the battleship until the final suicidal mission in Okinawa. When they reach the spot where Yamato was sunk, he considers that he finally reached the end of the Showa era.
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1999
Jubaku: Spellbound
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MovieSep 18, 1999

Jubaku: Spellbound

Jubaku: Spellbound released.
After the Rain
MovieSep 5, 1999

After the Rain

During a downpour, a generous ronin and his supporting wife …
During a downpour, a generous ronin and his supporting wife are stranded at a country inn. The ronin comes to the attention of a lord who wants to hire him as an instructor for his men, who treat the ronin with disrespect.
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1995
East Meets West
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MovieAug 12, 1995

East Meets West

(Japanese with English subtitles) A disgraced warrior planning …
(Japanese with English subtitles) A disgraced warrior planning the murder of a Japanese diplomat, and a ninja in the employ of a navy official are about to land in San Francisco when a band of thieves steal the money the diplomats are carrying. The two set off on a chase across the American west to catch the robbers.
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1992
The Wicked City
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MovieNov 20, 1992

The Wicked City

Taki is assigned to go after Daishu, a businessman who is …
Taki is assigned to go after Daishu, a businessman who is suspected by the police to be selling the drug "happiness", a drug from the Rapter's world that causes people to "evaporate" if they stop taking it. Actually it is another group of Rapters that are selling the happiness. The second group attacks Daishu's group, and eventually Taki, Daishu, and Daishu's daughter join forces to fight the evil Rapters. Lots of psychic powers, shape changing and general weirdness.
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1989
Four Days of Snow and Blood
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MovieJun 17, 1989

Four Days of Snow and Blood

Based on the "2.26 Incident", …
Based on the "2.26 Incident", an attempted coup d'état in Japan 1936, launched by radical ultra-nationalist parts of the military. Several leading politicians were killed and the center of Tokyo was briefly held by the insurgents before the coup was suppressed.
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Return from the River Kwai
MovieApr 7, 1989

Return from the River Kwai

A group of war prisoners has …
A group of war prisoners has spilt blood, sweat and tears to construct a bridge over the river Kwai in Thailand. Just when the bridge is ready, an American bomber arrives and destroys it. Camp commander Tanaka wants to set an example and orders that some of the prisoners must be executed. Just in time major Harada arrives with orders that the healthiest prisoners must be transported to Japan by train and boat. A treacherous journey since the allied forces keep a close eye on railroads and practically own the seas. The prisoners are thinking of plans to escape. Meanwhile the American bomber has been shot down and its pilot, Leyland Crawford, is being rescued by the indigenous people, the Meo. The Meo have formed a resistance group against the Japanese, led by the British colonel Grayson.
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1987
Hachiko Monogatari
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MovieAug 1, 1987

Hachiko Monogatari

The true story about a dog's loyalty to its master, even after his …
The true story about a dog's loyalty to its master, even after his death.
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Nomination1987

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in …

Nominated for "Atami satsujin jiken".
Japan Academy Prize
1985
Ran
MovieMay 25, 1985

Ran

In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over …
In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him.
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1983
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
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Outstanding Performance by an Actor in …

Nominated for "Onimasa".
Japan Academy Prize
1982
Onimasa
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MovieJun 5, 1982

Onimasa

A yakuza melodrama, covering decades in the lives of Boss …
A yakuza melodrama, covering decades in the lives of Boss Onimasa, his adopted daughter Matsue, and his biological daughter Hanako.
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1980
203 kochi
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MovieAug 2, 1980

203 kochi

Depicts the bloody siege of the fortress Port Arthur during …
Depicts the bloody siege of the fortress Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War 1904 - 1905. In the story dominated the character Lt Takeshi Kogyo (Teruhiko Aoi), teachers, and a reserve officer who became commander of the platoon and later company. At the same time monitors the conduct of the army commander general Nogi (Tatsuya Nakadai), which was commissioned of the emperor Matsuhito(Toshirô Mifune) to the conquest of the fort.
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Kagemusha
MovieApr 23, 1980

Kagemusha

When a powerful warlord in medieval Japan dies, a poor …
When a powerful warlord in medieval Japan dies, a poor thief recruited to impersonate him finds difficulty living up to his role and clashes with the spirit of the warlord during turbulent times in the kingdom.
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1979
Hunter in the Dark
MovieJun 17, 1979

Hunter in the Dark

Yataro Tanigawa, a one-eyed hired assassin, impresses yakuza …
Yataro Tanigawa, a one-eyed hired assassin, impresses yakuza boss Gomyo Kiyoemon with his skill. Gomyo hires Tanigawa as his bodyguard, or yojimbo, to protect him during an inter-clan conflict. Tanigawa quickly rises in stature in the clan, but finds his boss's enemies almost overwhelming.
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1978
Blue Christmas
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MovieNov 23, 1978

Blue Christmas

UFOs appear on Earth, and people who actually see them …
UFOs appear on Earth, and people who actually see them suddenly find that their blood has turned blue. Soon panic and hysteria result in the new "blue-bloods" being persecuted by the rest of mankind, and eventually certain all-too-familiar measures begin to be taken against them.
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Bandits vs. Samurai Squadron
MovieJul 1, 1978

Bandits vs. Samurai Squadron

Kumokiri Nizaemon, a former …
Kumokiri Nizaemon, a former samurai warrior, has abandoned his class to become the leader of a gang of thieves. He leads his outlaws in an attempt to rob the castle of his former clan.
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1973
Nao Nakadai
ChildDecember 1973

Nao Nakadai

Nao Nakadai is an actress, known for Hideyoshi (1996) and …
Nao Nakadai is an actress, known for Hideyoshi (1996) and Himawari no oka 1983 nen natsu (2015).
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Belladonna of Sadness
MovieJun 27, 1973

Belladonna of Sadness

Blessed--and at the same …
Blessed--and at the same time cursed--with the precious but fatal gift of beauty, the young peasant, Jeanne, falls in love with the beautiful villager, Jean, in late-1800s France. However, as the village's foul feudal lord exercises the "Droit du Seigneur" or the "Right of the First Night" on the couple's wedding night, a desperate plunge to a world of disturbing hallucinations will eventually lead Jeanne to a damned Faustian bargain with the Prince of Darkness. Thirsting for power and sweet retribution, Jeanne will gradually transform into an omnipotent and destructive vessel of seduction, as her newly acquired powers go hand in hand with the blackest of witchcraft. Is there a limit to Jeanne's hatred?
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1971
Inochi bô ni furô
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MovieSep 1, 1971

Inochi bô ni furô

The story takes place in feudal Japan, when any commerce …
The story takes place in feudal Japan, when any commerce with the rest of the world was strictly prohibited. An idealist suddenly appears in an isolated inn (the one that the title refers to), the head-quarters of a group of smugglers, with stolen money intended to ransom his loved one who is forced to work in a brothel.
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Battle of Okinawa
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MovieJul 17, 1971

Battle of Okinawa

Told from the Japanese perspective, this war drama …
Told from the Japanese perspective, this war drama captures the events of World War II's Battle of Okinawa - a massive amphibious assault by U.S. troops that left more than 150,000 Japanese civilians dead.
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1970
Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival
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MovieAug 12, 1970

Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival

Zatoichi meets an infamous …
Zatoichi meets an infamous blind leader of a gangster organization as he contends with a gloomy ronin widower.
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1969
Portrait of Hell
MovieSep 20, 1969

Portrait of Hell

A rebellious Korean artist tests the limits of his sadistic patron, …
A rebellious Korean artist tests the limits of his sadistic patron, an omnipotent feudal Japanese lord. Yoshihide demands a commission to paint screens of the Hell which he sees the egotistical lord's peasants suffer. Such a public display will challenge the uncaring upper class' obsession with their own personal beauty. With Chinese and Buddhist influences at a peak in 11th century Japan, the daimyo Horikawa wanted a mural of Buddhist paradise. As Yoshihide's ghastly artworks appear to come to life, the painter and his patron's mutual racism also take their toll.
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Hitokiri
MovieAug 9, 1969

Hitokiri

Izo Okada, a ronin (masterless samurai), desperately seeks …
Izo Okada, a ronin (masterless samurai), desperately seeks a way out of his financial straits. He allies himself with the Tosa clan under the ruthless leader, Takechi, and imagines that he has come up in the world. But Takechi makes Izo a killer and a puppet, filled with self-loathing and a need to stop Takechi.
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Battle of the Japan Sea
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MovieAug 1, 1969

Battle of the Japan Sea

Japan and Russia clash in …
Japan and Russia clash in what comes to be known as the Russo-Japanese War. An attempt by the Japanese fleet and army to take Port Arthur fails, and a Russian fleet bears down on the Sea of Japan. Admiral Heihachiro Togo sends his fleet to confront the Russians, with results which stun both nations. Meanwhile, Major Genjiro Akashi makes secret negotiations with the Bolshevik revolutionaries in Russia, negotiations that have repercussions far beyond the conflict at hand.
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Goyokin
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MovieMay 1, 1969

Goyokin

Tatsuya Nakadai plays a samurai who is an eyewitness to a …
Tatsuya Nakadai plays a samurai who is an eyewitness to a massacre of a small village by men of his own clan. Even though he did not participate, and did his best to prevent it, he realizes with guilt that he had been manipulated to enable the massacre. He quits and becomes a ronin; wandering the country he learns of a scheme by his former clan to repeat a similar massacre. Determined to stop them, and with the help of women and men who are loyal to him, he endures great hardships, moral and physical, engaging in incredible battles in the effort to atone for his earlier mistake and help to save the lives of defenseless peasants.
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1968
Kill!
MovieJun 22, 1968

Kill!

Two ronin - an ex-samurai and an ex-farmer - get caught up in …
Two ronin - an ex-samurai and an ex-farmer - get caught up in a local official's complex game of murder and betrayal.
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Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die!
MovieMar 28, 1968

Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die!

A man, released after a jail …
A man, released after a jail term for a crime he did not commit, raises a gang to go after the man who framed him.
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1967
Samurai Rebellion
MovieMay 27, 1967

Samurai Rebellion

The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from …
The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.
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1966
The Face of Another
MovieJul 15, 1966

The Face of Another

A businessman with a disfigured face obtains a lifelike mask …
A businessman with a disfigured face obtains a lifelike mask from his doctor, but the mask starts altering his personality.
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The Sword of Doom
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MovieFeb 25, 1966

The Sword of Doom

Ryunosuke is a sociopathic samurai without compassion …
Ryunosuke is a sociopathic samurai without compassion or scruples. When he is scheduled for an exhibition match at his fencing school, the wife of his opponent begs Ryunosuke to throw the match, offering her own virtue in trade. Ryunosuke accepts her offer, but kills her husband in the match. Over time, Ryunosuke is pursued by the brother of the man he killed. The brother trains with the master fencer Shimada. In the meantime, however, Ryunosuke earns the enmity of the band of assassins he runs with, and it becomes a question of who shall face him in final conflict.
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1965
Fort Graveyard
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MovieSep 18, 1965

Fort Graveyard

In 1945, Japanese Army Sergeant Kosugi and a platoon of …
In 1945, Japanese Army Sergeant Kosugi and a platoon of young green recruits must retake and defend a fort occupied by the Chinese forces.
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1964
Kwaidan
MovieDec 29, 1964

Kwaidan

A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes.
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1963
500,000
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MovieApr 28, 1963

500,000

During the Second World War, Takeichi Matsuo had …
During the Second World War, Takeichi Matsuo had participated in hiding a huge cache of gold in the Phillippine mountains. Years after the war, he is kidnapped by Mitsura and Keigo Gunji, brothers who want Matsuo to lead them to the still-buried gold. Matsuo, who is tormented by the memories of the half-million Japanese who died in the Phillippines during the war, wants to make off with the gold and return it to the Japanese people. But of course the Gunji brothers have other ideas.
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High and Low
MovieMar 1, 1963

High and Low

An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion …
An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.
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1962
Harakiri
MovieSep 16, 1962

Harakiri

Peace in 17th-century Japan causes the Shogunate's …
Peace in 17th-century Japan causes the Shogunate's breakup of warrior clans, throwing thousands of samurai out of work and into poverty. An honorable end to such fate under the samurai code is ritual suicide, or hara-kiri (self-inflicted disembowelment). An elder warrior, Hanshiro Tsugumo (Tatsuya Nakadai) seeks admittance to the house of a feudal lord to commit the act. There, he learns of the fate of his son-in-law, a young samurai who sought work at the house but was instead barbarically forced to commit traditional hara-kiri in an excruciating manner with a dull bamboo blade. In flashbacks the samurai tells the tragic story of his son-in-law, and how he was forced to sell his real sword to support his sick wife and child. Tsugumo thus sets in motion a tense showdown of revenge against the house.
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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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Sanjuro
MovieJan 1, 1962

Sanjuro

A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen …
A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent.
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1961
Immortal Love
MovieSep 16, 1961

Immortal Love

Heibei, the son of a wealthy landowner, returns home …
Heibei, the son of a wealthy landowner, returns home from the war in 1937 wounded in the leg and permanently disabled. He lusts after and thinks he loves Sadako, the daughter of a tenant farmer on his family's property. Sadako is in love with and engaged to Takashi, another soldier who is still off in the war. Heibei has his father blackmail Sadako's family into an arranged marriage between himself and Sadako, and when she refuses, he rapes her. With nowhere now to go, Sadako marries Heibei, but for the next 24 years, the roots of the loveless marriage poison everyone involved.
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Yojimbo
MovieApr 25, 1961

Yojimbo

A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal …
A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.
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A Soldier's Prayer
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MovieJan 28, 1961

A Soldier's Prayer

His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's …
His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival.
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1960
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
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MovieJan 5, 1960

When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

A middle-aged bar hostess, …
A middle-aged bar hostess, constantly in debt, is faced with numerous social constraints and challenges posed to her by her family, customers and friends.
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1959
The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity
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MovieNov 20, 1959

The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity

As a conscript in war-time …
As a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist struggles to maintain his determination to keep his ideals.
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Odd Obsession
MovieJun 23, 1959

Odd Obsession

A man getting on in years sets out to find a way to resurrect his …
A man getting on in years sets out to find a way to resurrect his flagging virility.
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1958
Enjō
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MovieAug 19, 1958

Enjō

Goichi Mizoguchi, an aspiring Buddhist monk who became …
Goichi Mizoguchi, an aspiring Buddhist monk who became involved in the temple that was owned by his father, through a series of flashbacks, framed as a police interrogation, Mizoguchi unravels the story of his obsession with the temple beginning with his childhood.
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1957
Black River
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MovieOct 23, 1957

Black River

Perhaps Kobayashi's most sordid film, Black River is an …
Perhaps Kobayashi's most sordid film, Black River is an exposé of the rampant corruption on and around U.S. military bases following World War II. Kobayashi spirals out from the story of a love triangle that develops between a good-natured student, his innocent girlfriend, and a coldhearted petty criminal (Tatsuya Nakadai, in his first major role) to diagnose a social disease that had Japan slowly succumbing to lawlessness, devolving into gangsterism, violence, and prostitution.
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Untamed
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MovieMay 22, 1957

Untamed

A woman marries, gives birth to a stillborn child, and divorces, …
A woman marries, gives birth to a stillborn child, and divorces, falls in love with a hotel-keeper, only to find herself subordinated to his drive for success, takes up with a tailor who cannot console himself with her strong personality.
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Yasuko Miyazaki
Marriage1957

Yasuko Miyazaki

Yasuko Miyazaki was born on May 15, 1931 in Nagasaki, …
Yasuko Miyazaki was born on May 15, 1931 in Nagasaki, Nagasaki, Japan. She was a writer and actress, known for Wakare-gumo (1951), Inochi bô ni furô (1971) and Sugata Sanshiro (1977). She was married to Tatsuya Nakadai. She died on June 27, 1996.
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1932
Tatsuya Nakadai
BirthDecember 1932

Tatsuya Nakadai

Tatsuya Nakadai was born.
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