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Shōhei Imamura (Tokyo, 15 September 1926 – 30 May 2006) was a Japanese film director. Imamura was the first Japanese director to win two Palme d'Or awards, but was never Oscar nominated for any category.

His eldest son Daisuke Tengan is also a script writer and film director, and worked on the screenplays to Imamura's films The Eel (1997), Dr. Akagi (1998), Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001) and 11'9"01 September 11 (2002).

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

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Shōhei Imamura (Tokyo, 15 September 1926 – 30 May 2006) was a Japanese film director. Imamura was the first Japanese director to win two Palme d'Or awards, but was never Oscar nominated for any category.

His eldest son Daisuke Tengan is also a script writer and film director, and worked on the screenplays to Imamura's films The Eel (1997), Dr. Akagi (1998), Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001) and 11'9"01 September 11 (2002).

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

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender -

Known Credits 40

Birthday 1926-09-15

Day of Death 2006-05-30

Place of Birth Tokyo

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Shohei Imamura
  • 今村 昌平

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2002 11'09''01 - September 11 Director
2001 Warm Water Under a Red Bridge Director
1998 Dr. Akagi Director
1997 The Eel Director
1989 Black Rain Director
1987 Zegen Director
1983 The Ballad of Narayama Director
1981 Why Not? Director
1979 Vengeance Is Mine Director
1975 Karayuki-San, the Making of a Prostitute Director
1973 Outlaw-Matsu Returns Home Director
1972 The Pirates of Buban Director
1971 Following the Unreturned Soldier: Thailand Director
1970 History of Postwar Japan as Told by a Bar Hostess Director
1970 Following the Unreturned Soldiers: Malaysia Director
1968 Profound Desires of the Gods Director
1967 A Man Vanishes Director
1966 The Pornographers Director
1964 Intentions of Murder Director
1963 The Insect Woman Director
1961 Pigs and Battleships Director
1959 My Second Brother Director
1958 Endless Desire Director
1958 Nishi Ginza Station Director
1958 Stolen Desire Director
1956 Ueru tamashii Assistant Director
1956 Suzaki Paradise: Red Light Assistant Director
1955 Till We Meet Again First Assistant Director
1955 The Moon Has Risen Assistant Director
1953 Tokyo Story Second Assistant Director
1952 The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice Assistant Director
1951 Early Summer Assistant Director

Writing

2001 Warm Water Under a Red Bridge Writer
1998 Dr. Akagi Writer
1997 The Eel Writer
1989 Black Rain Writer
1987 Zegen Writer
1983 The Ballad of Narayama Screenplay
1981 Why Not? Writer
1970 History of Postwar Japan as Told by a Bar Hostess Writer
1968 Profound Desires of the Gods Writer
1966 The Pornographers Writer
1964 Intentions of Murder Screenplay
1963 The Insect Woman Writer
1962 Cupola, Where the Furnaces Glow Screenplay
1959 My Second Brother Writer
1958 Endless Desire Screenplay
1958 Nishi Ginza Station Writer
1957 A Sun-Tribe Myth from the Bakumatsu Era Writer
1956 The Balloon Writer

Acting

1995 Shohei Imamura: The Free Thinker as Himself
1983 I Lived, But... as Himself
1975 Karayuki-San, the Making of a Prostitute as Himself
1973 Outlaw-Matsu Returns Home as Himself
1972 The Pirates of Buban as Himself
1967 A Man Vanishes

Production

1987 The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On Associate Producer
1986 Have You Seen the Barefoot God? Producer
1981 Why Not? Producer
1976 The Youth Killer Producer
1967 A Man Vanishes Producer
1966 The Pornographers Producer

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