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Filmmakers From Japan

Below is a list of some of Japan's most prominent film directors.The list is divided into three sections : The Silent Era, A Developing Industry, and Modern Japanese Cinema.

The Silent Era : 1920 - 1931

NAME FILM DATE
Kenji MizoguchiThe Water Magiciani1933
The Downfall of Osen1935
Ozu YasujiroPassing Fancy1933


A Devloping Industry : 1931 - 1970

NAME FILM DATE
Akira KurosawaRashomon1950
The Seven Samurai1954
Ran1985
Hiroshi TeshigaharaWoman on the Dunes1964


Modern Japanese Cinema : 1970 - Present

NAME FILM DATE
Nagisa OshimaIn the Realm of the Senses1976
Juzo ItamiTampopo1985
Juzo ItamiA Taxing Woman1987


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