Mizoguchi Kenji

Kenji Mizoguchi

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  • First Name: Kenji
  • Family Name: Mizoguchi
  • Native name: 溝口健二
  • Also Known as: Goteken
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: May 16, 1898
  • Died: August 24, 1956

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Kenji Mizoguchi

Mizoguchi Kenji

  • Name: Mizoguchi Kenji
  • Native name: 溝口健二
  • Also Known as: Goteken
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: May 16, 1898
  • Died: August 24, 1956
Kenji Mizoguchi was a Japanese film director and screenwriter.

Mizoguchi's work is renowned for its long takes and mise-en-scène. According to writer Mark Le Fanu, "His films have an extraordinary force and purity. They shake and move the viewer by the power, refinement and compassion with which they confront human suffering."

His film Ugetsu (1953) won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival, and appeared in the Sight & Sound Critics' Top Ten Poll in 1962 and 1972. Other acclaimed films of his include The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (1939), The Life of Oharu (1952), and Sansho the Bailiff (1954).
Director
Year Title Type Rating
1956 Street of Shame
Movie
8.2
1955 Princess Yang Kwei-Fei
Movie
7.5
1954 The Crucified Lovers
Movie
6.9
1954 Sansho the Bailiff
Movie
8.1
1953 A Geisha
Movie
7.7
1953 Ugetsu Monogatari
Movie
7.9
1951 The Lady of Musashino
Movie
7.3
1951 Miss Oyu
Movie
6.9
1950 Portrait of Madame Yuki
Movie
6.5
1950 Flame of My Love
Movie
7.0
1948 Women of the Night
Movie
7.0
1946 Utamaro and His Five Women
Movie
8.1
1941 The 47 Ronin
Movie
7.4
1939 The Story of The Last Chrysanthemum
Movie
7.5
1936 Osaka Elegy
Movie
7.4
1935 The Poppy
Movie
6.0
1935 Orizuru Osen
Movie
6.0
1933 The Water Magician
Movie
7.0
Screenwriter & Director
Year Title Type Rating
1952 The Life of Oharu
Movie
8.1
1936 Sisters of the Gion
Movie
7.5
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