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Occupation
  
Film director

Name
  
Sadao Nakajima


Role
  
Film director

Education
  
University of Tokyo

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Born
  
August 8, 1934 (age 89) (
1934-08-08
)
Chiba Prefecture, Japan

Movies
  
The Kyoto Connection, Kurutta yaju, Yoshiwara enjo, Uzumasa Limelight, Memoir of Japanese Assassins

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Hiroki Matsukata, Kinji Fukasaku, Koji Takada, Tsunehiko Watase, Takuzo Kawatani

JFFH 2009 - Q&A mit Sadao Nakajima (Teil 1)


Sadao Nakajima (中島貞夫, Nakajima Sadao) is a Japanese film director and screenwriter (born 8 August, 1934) known for his work in yakuza films and jidaigeki.

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Career

Born in Chiba Prefecture, he attended Hibiya High School and then the University of Tokyo before joining the Tōei studio in 1959. Working at Tōei's Kyoto studio, he served as an assistant director under such directors as Masahiro Makino, Tadashi Imai, and Tomotaka Tasaka. He made his directorial debut in 1964 and won the Directors Guild of Japan New Directors Award in 1966 for Yakuza (893) gurentai, the first gendaigeki shot at Tōei's Kyoto studio. He directed such popular film series as Kogarashi Monjirō and Nihon no don, and also worked on television. His 1985 film Seburi monogatari was entered into the 35th Berlin International Film Festival. From 1987 to 2008 he served as a professor of the Osaka University of Arts. He has directed over 60 films in his career.

Selected filmography

  • Yakuza (893) gurentai (893愚連隊) (1966)
  • Memoir of Japanese Assassinations (日本暗殺秘録, Nihon ansatsu hiroku) (1969)
  • Aesthetics of a Bullet (鉄砲玉の美学, Teppōdama no bigaku) (1973)
  • Girl Boss: Escape From Reform School (女番長 感化院脱走, Sukeban: Kankain Dassô) (1973)
  • Crazed Beast (狂った野獣, Kurutta yajû) (1976)
  • Yakuza sensō: Nihon no Don (やくざ戦争 日本の首領) (1977)
  • Theater of Life (人生劇場, Jinsei gekijō) (1983) co-directed with Kinji Fukasaku and Jun'ya Satō
  • Appassionata (序の舞, Jo no mai) (1984)
  • Seburi monogatari (1985)
  • Takeda Shingen (武田信玄) (1988)
  • Chambara: The Art of Japanese Swordplay (2015)
  • References

    Sadao Nakajima Wikipedia


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