With Imamura Productions (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Vengeance Is Mine (1979)

Not Rated | 139 min | Crime, Drama

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Chronological exploits of Iwao Enokizu, a murderous thief on the run.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Ken Ogata, Rentarô Mikuni, Chôchô Miyako, Mitsuko Baishô

Votes: 5,324

2. September 11 (2002)

Unrated | 134 min | Drama

6.9
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61 Metascore

The effects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are told from different points of view around the world.

Directors: Youssef Chahine, Amos Gitai, Shôhei Imamura, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Claude Lelouch, Ken Loach, Samira Makhmalbaf, Mira Nair, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Sean Penn, Danis Tanovic | Stars: Maryam Karimi, Mohamad Dolati, Agelem Habibi, Esmat Vahedi

Votes: 5,265

3. Black Rain (1989)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama

7.9
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The story of the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing, based on Masuji Ibuse's novel.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Yoshiko Tanaka, Kazuo Kitamura, Etsuko Ichihara, Shôichi Ozawa

Votes: 2,732

4. The Eel (1997)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama

7.4
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A businessman kills his adulterous wife and is sent to prison. After the release, he opens a barbershop and meets new people, talking almost to no one except an eel he befriended while in prison.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Misa Shimizu, Mitsuko Baishô, Akira Emoto

Votes: 5,172 | Gross: $0.41M

5. The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (1987)

Not Rated | 122 min | Documentary, War

8.2
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A documentary following Kenzo Okuzaki, a 62-year-old WW2 veteran notorious for his protests against Emperor Hirohito, as he tries to expose the needless executions of two Japanese soldiers during the war.

Director: Kazuo Hara | Stars: Kenzo Okuzaki, Riichi Aikawa, Masaichi Hamaguchi, Toshio Hara

Votes: 1,318

6. Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001)

119 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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69 Metascore

A down-and-out businessman travels to a seaside town, where he meets a woman with unusual sexual powers.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Misa Shimizu, Mitsuko Baishô, Mansaku Fuwa

Votes: 2,409 | Gross: $0.06M

7. The Pornographers (1966)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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While avoiding the mob and local authorities, a world-weary pornographer finds being a family man the most difficult as he wrestles with his own desires and afflictions.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Shôichi Ozawa, Sumiko Sakamoto, Keiko Sagawa, Masaomi Kondô

Votes: 1,954

8. A Man Vanishes (1967)

130 min | Documentary

7.2
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92 Metascore

Plastics salesman Oshima disappeared without a word to anyone, and has been missing for two years. Shohei Imamura and his crew follow Oshima's fiancé Yoshie and actor Shigeru Tsuyuguchi as they investigate the disappearance.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Yoshie Hayakawa, Shôhei Imamura, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi

Votes: 579

9. Dr. Akagi (1998)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.3
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At the end of WWII, Japanese doctor Akagi searches for the cure for hepatitis in the prisoner-of-war camp.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Akira Emoto, Kumiko Asô, Jacques Gamblin, Tomorô Taguchi

Votes: 1,391 | Gross: $0.07M

10. Why Not? (1981)

151 min | Drama

6.9
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Near the turbulent end of the Edo era, a man returning to Japan after exile in America searches for his wife and becomes swept up in the current of revolution in this incisive period drama from the great Shohei Imamura.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Shigeru Izumiya, Kaori Momoi, Masao Kusakari, Ken Ogata

Votes: 494

11. Zegen (1987)

124 min | Comedy

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Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Ken Ogata, Mitsuko Baishô, Chun-Hsiung Ko, Norihei Miki

Votes: 232

12. Karayuki-san, the Making of a Prostitute (1975)

70 min | Documentary

7.3
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Documentary - (The interviewer is an Asian male director, Shohei Imamura.) Interview with Kikuyo Zendo, a 73 year-old, Japanese, trafficked-in-1921, prostitute (karayuki-san) who spent the ... See full summary »

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Kurahachi Fukuda, Tora Hirano, Shôhei Imamura, Shôhei Nagao

Votes: 88

13. The Youth Killer (1976)

132 min | Drama

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Though his parents help him run the family business, Jun still feels persecuted by their love; when they bar him from meeting with his girlfriend, tensions increase.

Director: Kazuhiko Hasegawa | Stars: Yutaka Mizutani, Mieko Harada, Etsuko Ichihara, Ryôhei Uchida

Votes: 223

14. Red Queen (2014)

89 min | Comedy

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Director: Daisuke Tengan | Stars: Sarara Tsukifune, Masaki Miura, Noriko Eguchi, Yûya Matsuura

15. Muhomatsu Returns Home (1973 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary

7.4
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Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Fujiko Fujita, Fujio Fujita, Matsuyoshi Fujita, Michiko Hamaguchi

Votes: 50

16. The Pirates of Buban (1972 TV Movie)

46 min | Documentary

7.2
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Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Kô Nishimura, Shôichi Ozawa, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Kazuo Kitamura

Votes: 50

17. In Search of the Unreturned Soldiers in Thailand (1971)

45 min | Documentary

7.2
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Director: Shôhei Imamura

Votes: 49

18. East China Sea (1968)

105 min | Drama

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Director: Tadahiko Isomi | Stars: Masakazu Tamura, Seizaburô Kawazu, Yukie Kagawa, Hirayoshi Aono


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