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The 47 Ronin: Part 1
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directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, 1898-1956; produced by Shintarô Shirai, fl. 1941; performed by Haranosuke Bando, fl. 1941, Yoshizaburo Arashi, fl. 1941 and Tokusaburo Arashi, fl. 1932-1941 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1941), 1 hour 52 mins
The 47 Ronin is a 1941/1942 black-and-white two-part jidaigeki Japanese film directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, adapted from a play by Seika Mayama. The film chronicles the end of the lives of the forty-seven Ronin.
directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, 1898-1956; produced by Shintarô Shirai, fl. 1941; performed by Haranosuke Bando, fl. 1941, Yoshizaburo Arashi, fl. 1941 and Tokusaburo Arashi, fl. 1932-1941 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1941), 1 hour 52 mins
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Antonio Gaudi
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directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1927-2001; produced by Noriko Nomura, fl. 1994 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1985), 1 hour 12 mins
Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi (1852–1926) designed some of the world's most astonishing buildings, interiors, and parks.
directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1927-2001; produced by Noriko Nomura, fl. 1994 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1985), 1 hour 12 mins
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An Autumn Afternoon
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directed by Yasujirô Ozu, 1903-1963; designed by Nagashima Yûji, fl. 1956-1962; produced by Yamanouchi Shizuo, 1925-, Shochiku Company; performed by Okada Mariko, 1933-, Sada Keiji, 1926-1964, Iwashita Shima, 1941- and Ryû Chishû, 1904-1993 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1962), 1 hour 53 mins
Yasujiro Ozu’s final film was also his final masterpiece, the gently heartbreaking story of a man’s dignified resignation to both life’s ever-shifting currents and society’s gradual modernization. Though widower Shuhei Hirayama (Ozu’s frequent leading man Chishu Ryu) has been living comfortably for years...
directed by Yasujirô Ozu, 1903-1963; designed by Nagashima Yûji, fl. 1956-1962; produced by Yamanouchi Shizuo, 1925-, Shochiku Company; performed by Okada Mariko, 1933-, Sada Keiji, 1926-1964, Iwashita Shima, 1941- and Ryû Chishû, 1904-1993 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1962), 1 hour 53 mins
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Children of the Tsunami
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written by Dan Reed, 1964-; directed by Dan Reed, 1964-; produced by Dan Reed, 1964- (Surrey, England: Journeyman Pictures, 2012), 1 hour 4 mins
On March 11th 2011 Japan woke up to a new and very frightening world. Through the eyes of the bright, smart young children who managed to survive the terrible disaster we see the pain-tinged environment in which they have to forge their futures. From the child who has forgotten how to speak to the eight-year-old w...
written by Dan Reed, 1964-; directed by Dan Reed, 1964-; produced by Dan Reed, 1964- (Surrey, England: Journeyman Pictures, 2012), 1 hour 4 mins
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Crazed Fruit
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directed by Kô Nakahira, 1926-1978; produced by Mizunoe Takiko, 1915-2009, Nikkatsu Film Company; performed by Mie Kitahara, 1933-, Yûjirô Ishihara, 1934-1987 and Masahiko Tsugawa, 1940- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1956), 1 hour 26 mins,
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Two brothers compete for the amorous favors of a young woman during a seaside summer of gambling, boating, and drinking, in this seminal Sun Tribe (taiyozoku) film from director Kô Nakahira. Adapted from the controversial novel by Shintaro Ishihara, and critically savaged for its lurid portrayal of the postwar se...
directed by Kô Nakahira, 1926-1978; produced by Mizunoe Takiko, 1915-2009, Nikkatsu Film Company; performed by Mie Kitahara, 1933-, Yûjirô Ishihara, 1934-1987 and Masahiko Tsugawa, 1940- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1956), 1 hour 26 mins,
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Drunken Angel
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directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; produced by Motoki Sôjirô, fl. 1945-1971, Toho Company; performed by Nakakita Chieko, 1926-2005, Kogure Michiyo, 1918-1990, Yamamoto Reisaburô, fl. 1927-1964, Mifune Toshirô, 1920-1997 and Shimura Takashi, 1905-1982 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1948), 1 hour 38 mins
In this powerful early noir from the great Akira Kurosawa, Toshiro Mifune bursts onto the screen as a volatile, tubercular criminal who strikes up an unlikely relationship with Takashi Shimura’s jaded physician. Set in and around the muddy swamps and back alleys of postwar Tokyo, Drunken Angel is an evocative,...
directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; produced by Motoki Sôjirô, fl. 1945-1971, Toho Company; performed by Nakakita Chieko, 1926-2005, Kogure Michiyo, 1918-1990, Yamamoto Reisaburô, fl. 1927-1964, Mifune Toshirô, 1920-1997 and Shimura Takashi, 1905-1982 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1948), 1 hour 38 mins
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The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara
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directed by Errol Morris, 1948-; produced by Errol Morris, 1948-, Michael Williams, 1957- and Julie Ahlberg, fl. 1982-2016, Sony Pictures Classics, RadicalMedia, SenArt Films and Globe Department Store; performed by Robert McNamara, 1916-2009, John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963 and Fidel Castro, 1926-2016 (New York, NY: Sony Pictures Classics, 2003), 1 hour 47 mins,
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Former Secretary of Defense, under President Kennedy and President Johnson, Robert S. McNamara was one of the most controversial and influential political figures of the 20th century. Now - for the first time ever - he sits down one on one with award-winning director Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line) to offer a ca...
directed by Errol Morris, 1948-; produced by Errol Morris, 1948-, Michael Williams, 1957- and Julie Ahlberg, fl. 1982-2016, Sony Pictures Classics, RadicalMedia, SenArt Films and Globe Department Store; performed by Robert McNamara, 1916-2009, John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963 and Fidel Castro, 1926-2016 (New York, NY: Sony Pictures Classics, 2003), 1 hour 47 mins,
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The Human Condition: Parts 3 & 4
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directed by Kobayashi Masaki, 1916-1996; produced by Wakatsuki Shigeru, fl. 1955 and Kobayashi Masaki, 1916-1996; performed by Kokinji Katsura, 1926-, Aratama Michiyo, 1930-2001 and Nakadai Tatsuya, 1932- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1959), 2 hours 58 mins
Masaki Kobayashi's mammoth humanist drama is one of the most staggering achievements of Japanese cinema. Originally filmed and released in three parts, the nine-and-a-half-hour The Human Condition (Ningen no joken), adapted from Junpei Gomikawa's six-volume novel, tells of the journey of the well-intentioned yet n...
directed by Kobayashi Masaki, 1916-1996; produced by Wakatsuki Shigeru, fl. 1955 and Kobayashi Masaki, 1916-1996; performed by Kokinji Katsura, 1926-, Aratama Michiyo, 1930-2001 and Nakadai Tatsuya, 1932- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1959), 2 hours 58 mins
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Ikiru
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directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; produced by Motoki Sôjirô, fl. 1945-1971; performed by Himori Shin'ichi, 1907-1959, Nobuo Kaneko, 1923-1955 and Shimura Takashi, 1905-1982 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1952), 2 hours 23 mins
Considered by some to be Akira Kurosawa’s greatest achievement, Ikiru presents the director at his most compassionate—affirming life through an exploration of a man’s death. Takashi Shimura portrays Kanji Watanabe, an aging bureaucrat with stomach cancer forced to strip the veneer off his existence and find...
directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; produced by Motoki Sôjirô, fl. 1945-1971; performed by Himori Shin'ichi, 1907-1959, Nobuo Kaneko, 1923-1955 and Shimura Takashi, 1905-1982 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1952), 2 hours 23 mins
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Asian Insight, Japan: The Bamboo Bends and Does Not Break
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directed by Arch Nicholson, 1941-1990; produced by John Temple, fl. 1976 and Don Murray, fl. 1962, in Asian Insight (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 1976), 50 mins
Modern Japan pulsates with people, colour and prosperity. But behind the everyday courtesies are time-honoured traditions and a society that seemingly is a paradox. Unwravelling the history of this complex country leads to a renewed understanding of the Japanese people.
directed by Arch Nicholson, 1941-1990; produced by John Temple, fl. 1976 and Don Murray, fl. 1962, in Asian Insight (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 1976), 50 mins
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