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Mikio Naruse (August 20, 1905 – July 2, 1969) was a Japanese filmmaker, screenwriter, and producer who directed some 89 films spanning the period 1930 (towards the end of the silent period in Japan) to 1967.

Naruse is known for imbuing his films with a bleak and pessimistic outlook. He made primarily shomin-geki (working-class drama) films with female protagonists, portrayed by actresses such as Hideko Takamine, Kinuyo Tanaka, and Setsuko Hara. Because of his focus on family drama and the intersection of traditional and modern Japanese culture, his films are frequently compared with the works of Yasujirō Ozu. His reputation is just behind Akira Kurosawa, Kenji Mizoguchi, and Ozu in Japan and internationally; his work remains less well known outside Japan than theirs.

Akira Kurosawa called Naruse's style of melodrama, "like a great river with a calm surface and a raging current in its depths".

Description above from the Wikipedia article Mikio Naruse, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Mikio Naruse (August 20, 1905 – July 2, 1969) was a Japanese filmmaker, screenwriter, and producer who directed some 89 films spanning the period 1930 (towards the end of the silent period in Japan) to 1967.

Naruse is known for imbuing his films with a bleak and pessimistic outlook. He made primarily shomin-geki (working-class drama) films with female protagonists, portrayed by actresses such as Hideko Takamine, Kinuyo Tanaka, and Setsuko Hara. Because of his focus on family drama and the intersection of traditional and modern Japanese culture, his films are frequently compared with the works of Yasujirō Ozu. His reputation is just behind Akira Kurosawa, Kenji Mizoguchi, and Ozu in Japan and internationally; his work remains less well known outside Japan than theirs.

Akira Kurosawa called Naruse's style of melodrama, "like a great river with a calm surface and a raging current in its depths".

Description above from the Wikipedia article Mikio Naruse, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 71

Birthday 1905-08-20

Day of Death 1969-07-02

Place of Birth Tokyo, Japan

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Also Known As

  • 成瀬 巳喜男
  • 成瀬巳喜男

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1967 Two in the Shadow Director
1966 Moment of Terror Director
1966 The Thin Line Director
1964 Yearning Director
1963 A Woman's Life Director
1962 A Wanderer's Notebook Director
1962 The Wiser Age Director
1961 The Other Woman Director
1960 The Approach of Autumn Director
1960 The Lovelorn Geisha Director
1960 Daughters, Wives and a Mother Director
1960 When a Woman Ascends the Stairs Director
1959 A Whistle in My Heart Director
1958 Summer Clouds Director
1958 Little Peach Director
1957 Untamed Woman Director
1956 Flowing Director
1956 A Wife's Heart Director
1956 Sudden Rain Director
1955 The First Kiss Director
1955 Floating Clouds Director
1954 Late Chrysanthemums Director
1954 Sound of the Mountain Director
1953 Older Brother, Younger Sister Director
1953 Wife Director
1953 Husband and Wife Director
1952 Lightning Director
1952 Mother Director
1952 Okuni and Gohei Director
1951 Repast Director
1951 Ginza Cosmetics Director
1951 Dancing Girl Director
1950 Battle of Roses Director
1950 White Beast Director
1950 The Angry Street Director
1950 Conduct Report on Professor Ishinaka Director
1949 Furyô shôjo Director
1947 Spring Awakens Director
1947 Four Love Stories Director
1946 Both You and I Director
1946 A Descendant of Urashima Taro Director
1945 A Tale of Archery at the Sanjusangendo Director
1944 This Happy Life Director
1944 The Way of Drama Director
1943 The Song Lantern Director
1942 Mother Never Dies Director
1941 Hideko the Bus Conductress Director
1941 A Fond Face from the Past Director
1940 Travelling Actors Director
1939 Sincerity Director
1939 The Whole Family Works Director
1938 Tsuruhachi and Tsurujiro Director
1937 Learn from Experience, Part One Director
1937 Learn from Experience, Part Two Director
1937 Avalanche Director
1937 A Woman's Sorrows Director
1936 Morning's Tree-Lined Street Director
1936 Tochuken Kumoemon Director
1936 The Road I Travel with You Director
1935 The Girl in the Rumor Director
1935 Wife! Be Like a Rose! Director
1935 The Actress and the Poet Director
1935 Five Men in a Circus Director
1935 Three Sisters with Maiden Hearts Director
1934 Street Without End Director
1933 Every-Night Dreams Director
1933 Apart from You Director
1932 No Blood Relation Director
1931 Flunky, Work Hard! Director
1930 Hard Times Director
1930 Mr. and Mrs. Swordplay Director

Writing

1964 Yearning Writer
1958 Little Peach Writer
1950 White Beast Writer
1950 The Angry Street Screenplay
1949 Furyô shôjo Screenplay
1947 Spring Awakens Writer
1946 Both You and I Writer
1944 This Happy Life Screenplay
1941 Hideko the Bus Conductress Writer
1941 A Fond Face from the Past Screenplay
1940 Travelling Actors Writer
1939 Sincerity Writer
1939 The Whole Family Works Screenplay
1938 Tsuruhachi and Tsurujiro Screenplay
1937 Avalanche Writer
1937 A Woman's Sorrows Writer
1936 The Road I Travel with You Writer
1936 Morning's Tree-Lined Street Writer
1936 Tochuken Kumoemon Writer
1935 The Girl in the Rumor Screenplay
1935 Wife! Be Like a Rose! Writer
1935 Three Sisters with Maiden Hearts Adaptation
1933 Every-Night Dreams Story
1933 Apart from You Screenplay
1931 Flunky, Work Hard! Screenplay
1930 Hard Times Original Story

Production

1962 A Wanderer's Notebook Producer
1960 The Approach of Autumn Producer
1960 The Lovelorn Geisha Executive Producer
1955 The First Kiss Executive Producer

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