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Hiroshi Teshigahara
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Date of Birth: Jan 28, 1927

Country: Japan

Biography: An avant-garde Japanese filmmaker, best known for his films The Woman in the Dunes and The Face of Another.

Total Titles at Criticker: 17 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Director (17) | Writer (2)
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Basara - The Princess Goh (1992)
The film centers on Gohime, a vivacious tomboy living on Hideyoshi's estate who soon develops a strong friendship with Oribe. When the brash young Gohime learns that officials looking to curry favor with Hideyoshi have publicly exhibited Rikyu's head, she and Oribe's gallant gardener Usu retrieve it and place the disembodied body part at Rikyu's gravesite. (All Movie Guide)
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Rikyu (1989)
Late in the 1500s, an aging tea master teaches the way of tea to a headstrong Shogun. Through force of will and courageous fighting, Hideyoshi becomes Japan's most powerful warlord, unifying the country. Rikyu, through the tea ceremony and floral arrangements, tempers his lord, helping Hideyoshi focus on a single flower or be in a simple room where the shape of a cup is of most importance... (imdb)
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Antonio Gaudí (1984)
Hiroshi Teshigahara's camera takes us over, under, around, and into buildings and a park designed by Antonio Gaudí (1852 - 1926), Catalan architect, ceramist, and sculptor... (imdb)
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Sculpture mouvante - Jean Tinguely (1981)
Chi so that the original macro film set show the “activities of the sculptor”; the introduction of this point. (mubi)
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Summer Soldiers (1972)
This fascinating Japanese drama takes an objective look at the relationship between American GIs and deserters in Japan during the Vietnam war. (All Movie Guide)
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The Man Without a Map (1968)
A private detective is hired to find a missing man by his wife. While his search is unsuccessful, the detective's own life begins to resemble the man for whom he is searching. (imdb)
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Explosion Course (1967)
Auto-racing crews prepare for the Indy car race near Fuji in this Japanese documentary. Award-winning director Hiroshi Theshigahara compares the celebrated event with the enthusiasm of the youth of the time to the sport. Narration is provided by Shoichi Ozawa and compliments a well-crafted feature that will only appeal to die-hard auto-racing fans. (All Movie Guide)
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The Face of Another (1966)
A businessman facially scarred in a laboratory fire receives psychotherapy from a psychiatrist, and obtains an amazingly lifelike mask from the doctor... (imdb)
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Jose Torres II (1965)
The second part of a portrait of the humble and mild-mannered Olympic athlete and light heavyweight boxer (filmref.com)
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Ako (1965)
Ako (1965) - Short Film
A day in the life of Ako, a 16 year old Japanese girl, and her friends and co-workers. An alarm clock wakes her in a dorm; she gets ready for work and travels to a large bakery. We see her with friends, chatting and laughing, as well as working. They go out, seven of them jammed in an old Pontiac: bowling, then to an amusement park, then driving around. Car trouble may put her at risk. Is she going to be okay? (imdb)
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Woman in the Dunes (1964)
An entomologist searching for insects in the desert is trapped into a large hole where lives a women in an old house... (imdb)
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Sculptures by Sofu - Vita (1963)
A showcase of sculpture by the father of the director, Hiroshi Teshigahara
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Pitfall (1962)
A man wanders into a seemingly deserted town with his young son in search of work. But after a bit of bad luck, he joins the town's population of lost souls. (imdb)
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Jose Torres (1959)
Jose Torres (1959) - Short Film
A short documentary about the boxer Jose Torres
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Tokyo 1958 (1958)
Tokyo 1958 (1958) - Short Film
Eight filmmakers collaborate with Teshigahara to bring a newsreel-style snapshot of Tokyo in 1957-58, when it had eight and a half million people and was the largest city in the world... (imdb)
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Ikebana (1956)
Ikebana (1956) - Short Film
Traces the history of ikebana, flower arranging: its origins, its formalization 500 years ago, the emergence of the rikka or standing flower style with its heaven-earth-man trinity, and the influence of Rikyu's simplicity... (imdb)
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Hokusai (1953)
Hokusai (1953) - Short Film
This look at the work and life of block-print artist Katsushika Hokusai (1740-1849) begins with the political context of the Edo shogunate at the time of his birth: peasants driven off their land come to the city; a merchant class is emerging; samurais' power wanes... (imdb)
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