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Seijun Suzuki (1923–2017)


Seijun Suzuki was born in Nihonbashi, Tôkyô, on May 24, 1923. In 1943, he entered the army to fight at the front. In 1946, he enrolled in the film department of the Kamakura Academy and passed the assistant director's exam. For the next few years, he worked as an assistant director at several studios. In 1958, he directed his first film, Victory ... See full bio »

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(age 93) in Tokyo, Japan

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Known For

Zigeunerweisen Director
(1980)
Pistol Opera Director
(2001)
Age of Nudity Director
(1959)
Branded to Kill Director
(1967)

Filmography

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 2001 Pistol Opera
 1993 Marriage (segment "Jinnai-Harada Family Chapter")
 1991 Yumeji
 1983 Cherry Blossoms in Spring (TV Movie)
 1981 Kagero-za
 1973 Horror Theater Unbalance (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Miira no koi (1973)
 1966 Tokyo Drifter
 1965 Tattooed Life
 1964 Gate of Flesh
 1961 Tokyo Knights
 1959 Age of Nudity
 1959 Love Letter (Short)
 1958 Young Breasts
 1957 Eight Hours of Terror (as Seitarô Suzuki)
 1956 Satan's Town
 1956 Victory Is Ours (as Seitaro Suzuki)
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Alternate Names:

Seitaro Suzuki | Seitarô Suzuki
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I was a melancholy drunk, and before long I became known as a relatively worthless assistant director. At a large company such as Mitsui or Mitsubishi, these things would have led to my dismissal, especially in the old days, but as the studio as well as the assistant directors themselves were laboring under the strange misconception that they were brilliant artists, almost anything was tolerated,... See more »

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