Biography

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Kazuo Kuroki (黒木和雄 Kuroki Kazuo) was a Japanese film director who was particularly known for his films on World War II and the question of personal guilt.

He attended Doshisha University, but left before graduating, instead finding employment at Iwanami Productions. There he directed PR films and documentary films, while also participating in the "Blue Group" (Ao no kai) with other Iwanami filmmakers such as Noriaki Tsuchimoto, Shinsuke Ogawa, and Yōichi Higashi, a group that was exploring new paths in documentary. Kuroki left Iwanami after experiencing conflicts with the sponsors of Hokkaido, My Love (1960). With Record of a Marathon Runner (1964) that helped spark changes in the Japanese documentary world.

Kuroki switched to fiction film, independently producing Silence Has No Wings (1966) and showing it at the Art Theatre Guild. He became one of the representative figures of ATG and independent Japanese cinema, and was particularly known for a series of works dealing with the atomic bombings of Japan, such as Tomorrow (1988) and The Face of Jizo (2004). These were in part spurred by his growing up near the city of Nagasaki. Kuroki's work also dealt with his own feelings of guilt from the war, as he felt responsible when some of his fellow students, who had been conscripted to work in a local factory, died in Allied bombings and he did not help

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kazuo Kuroki (黒木和雄 Kuroki Kazuo) was a Japanese film director who was particularly known for his films on World War II and the question of personal guilt.

He attended Doshisha University, but left before graduating, instead finding employment at Iwanami Productions. There he directed PR films and documentary films, while also participating in the "Blue Group" (Ao no kai) with other Iwanami filmmakers such as Noriaki Tsuchimoto, Shinsuke Ogawa, and Yōichi Higashi, a group that was exploring new paths in documentary. Kuroki left Iwanami after experiencing conflicts with the sponsors of Hokkaido, My Love (1960). With Record of a Marathon Runner (1964) that helped spark changes in the Japanese documentary world.

Kuroki switched to fiction film, independently producing Silence Has No Wings (1966) and showing it at the Art Theatre Guild. He became one of the representative figures of ATG and independent Japanese cinema, and was particularly known for a series of works dealing with the atomic bombings of Japan, such as Tomorrow (1988) and The Face of Jizo (2004). These were in part spurred by his growing up near the city of Nagasaki. Kuroki's work also dealt with his own feelings of guilt from the war, as he felt responsible when some of his fellow students, who had been conscripted to work in a local factory, died in Allied bombings and he did not help

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 17

Birthday 1930-11-10

Day of Death 2006-04-12

Place of Birth Matsukasa, Japan

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Also Known As

  • 黒木和雄

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2006 The Blossoming of Etsuko Kamiya Director
2004 The Face of Jizo Director
2002 A Boy's Summer in 1945 Director
2000 Pickpocket Director
1990 Ronin-gai Director
1988 Tomorrow Director
1983 A Bridge of Tears Director
1980 Until Evening Director
1978 Lost Love Director
1975 Preparation for the Festival Director
1974 The Assassination of Ryoma Director
1970 Evil Spirits of Japan Director
1969 Cuban Lover Director
1966 Silence Has No Wings Director
1963 The Solar Thread Director
1963 Record of a Marathon Runner Director

Writing

2006 The Blossoming of Etsuko Kamiya Screenplay
2004 The Face of Jizo Screenplay
2002 A Boy's Summer in 1945 Writer
1988 Tomorrow Screenplay
1969 Cuban Lover Screenplay
1966 Silence Has No Wings Writer

Acting

1981 Hear the Wind Sing as Shrink

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