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Shohei Imamura (I) (1926–2006)


Shohei Imamura's films dig beneath the surface of Japanese society to reveal a wellspring of sensual, often irrational, energy that lies beneath. Along with his colleagues Nagisa Ôshima and Masahiro Shinoda, Imamura began his serious directorial career as a member of the New Wave movement in Japan. Reacting against the studio system, and ... See full bio »

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(age 79) in Tokyo, Japan

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Known For

Black Rain Director
(1989)
The Insect Woman Director
(1963)
The Eel Director
(1997)

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Trivia:

Father of Hirosuke Imamura and Daisuke Tengan, who collaborated on screenplays for his last three films. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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