Biography

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Yasuzo Masumura (増村 保造 Masumura Yasuzō, August 25, 1924 - November 23, 1986) was a Japanese film director.

Masumura was born in Kōfu on Honshū. After dropping out of a law course at the University of Tokyo he worked as an assistant director at the Daiei studio, later returning to university to study philosophy; he graduated in 1949. He then won a scholarship allowing him to study film in Italy at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia under Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini and Luchino Visconti.

Masumura returned to Japan in 1953 and from 1955 worked as a second-unit director on films directed by Kenji Mizoguchi and Kon Ichikawa, before directing his own first film, Kisses, in 1957. Over the next three decades he directed around 60 films in a variety of genres. His work is noted for his dark satire and fluid style. Notable films include Red Angel, Black Test Car, Giants and Toys, Blind Beast and Hoodlum Soldier.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Yasuzo Masumura (増村 保造 Masumura Yasuzō, August 25, 1924 - November 23, 1986) was a Japanese film director.

Masumura was born in Kōfu on Honshū. After dropping out of a law course at the University of Tokyo he worked as an assistant director at the Daiei studio, later returning to university to study philosophy; he graduated in 1949. He then won a scholarship allowing him to study film in Italy at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia under Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini and Luchino Visconti.

Masumura returned to Japan in 1953 and from 1955 worked as a second-unit director on films directed by Kenji Mizoguchi and Kon Ichikawa, before directing his own first film, Kisses, in 1957. Over the next three decades he directed around 60 films in a variety of genres. His work is noted for his dark satire and fluid style. Notable films include Red Angel, Black Test Car, Giants and Toys, Blind Beast and Hoodlum Soldier.

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

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 58

Birthday 1924-08-25

Day of Death 1986-11-23

Place of Birth Kōfu, Yamanashi, Japan

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Also Known As

  • Yasuzo Masumura
  • 増村 保造
  • Masumura Yasuzō

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1982 Lullaby of Death Director
1980 The Garden of Eden Director
1978 Double Suicide of Sonezaki Director
1976 Lullaby of the Earth Director
1975 Main Line to Terror Director
1974 Akumyo: Notorious Dragon Director
1973 Hanzo the Razor: The Snare Director
1972 Music Director
1972 Hoodlum Soldier: Rebel in the Army Director
1971 Play Director
1970 The Hot Little Girl Director
1970 An Ode to Yakuza Director
1970 Play It Cool Director
1969 Vixen Director
1969 Thousand Cranes Director
1969 Blind Beast Director
1968 One Day at Summer's End Director
1968 The House of Wooden Blocks Director
1968 The Sex Check Director
1967 The Wife of Seishu Hanaoka Director
1967 Love for an Idiot Director
1967 Two Wives Director
1966 Red Angel Director
1966 The School of Spies Director
1966 Irezumi Director
1965 Seisaku's Wife Director
1965 Hoodlum Soldier Director
1964 Superexpress Director
1964 Manji Director
1964 Love and Greed Director
1963 Gurentai junjyôha Director
1963 When Women Lie Director
1963 Black Report Director
1962 Black Test Car Director
1962 Stolen Pleasure Director
1961 A Wife Confesses Director
1961 A Lustful Man Director
1960 The False Student Director
1960 The Woman Who Touched Legs Director
1960 Afraid To Die Director
1960 A Woman's Testament Director
1959 Beauty the Enemy Director
1959 The Cast-Off Director
1959 The Most Valuable Madam Director
1958 Futeki na otoko Director
1958 Giants and Toys Director
1958 The Precipice Director
1957 Warm Current Director
1957 The Blue Sky Maiden Director
1957 Kisses Director
1956 Punishment Room Assistant Director
1956 Bridge of Japan Assistant Director
1956 Street of Shame Assistant Director
1955 Princess Yang Kwei Fei Assistant Director

Writing

1982 Lullaby of Death Writer
1975 Main Line to Terror Screenplay
1974 Hanzo the Razor: Who's Got the Gold? Screenplay
1973 Hanzo the Razor: The Snare Screenplay
1972 Music Writer
1972 Hoodlum Soldier: Rebel in the Army Screenplay
1970 Just for You Screenplay
1970 The Hot Little Girl Writer
1970 Play It Cool Screenplay
1969 Vixen Screenplay
1968 The House of Wooden Blocks Writer
1967 A Certain Killer Screenplay
1964 Superexpress Screenplay
1963 Gurentai junjyôha Screenplay
1961 A Lustful Man Writer

Acting

1975 Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director

Crew

1963 Black Report Script

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