Kihachi Okamoto

Kihachi Okamoto

Date of Birth: 17 Feb 1924

Country: Japan

Total Credits at Criticker: 23 (Director), 13 (Writer)

Biography submitted by Moribunny

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    The Sword of Doom
    Ryunosuke is a sociopathic samurai without compassion or scruples. When he is scheduled for an exhibition match at his fencingschool, the wife of his opponent begs Ryunosuke to throw the match, offering her own virtue in trade (imdb)
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    Kill!
    Genta, a samurai warrior, is ordered to kill his best friend. After carrying out the command, he rejects the samurai way and devotes himself to a spiritual inner quest (imdb)
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    Red Lion
    Impersonating an Imperial Army officer by wearing a "red lion's mane", a poor servant returns to his... (imdb)
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    Samurai Assassin
    February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to kill the lord of the House of Ii... (imdb)
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    Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo
    With a price on his head, Ichi seeks tranquillity in a favorite village. Since his last visit, it has fallen prey to Boss Masagoro... (imdb)
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    Battle of Okinawa
    Attempting to capture a vital staging area for an invasion of the Japanese homeland, Allied forces launched a massive attack on the island of Okinawa in March of 1945. When the Japanese military fought back, the bloodiest battle in the Pacific Theater was underway.
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    Japan\
    Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Minister of the Army Anami leads the military officers who propose to fight on, even to the death of every Japanese citizen. Emperor Hirohito, however, joins with his ministers in asking the unthinkable, the peaceful surrender of Japan. (imdb)
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    The Age of Assassins
    The film begins with exposition as a lunatic asylum "mad scientist" ex-Nazi played by Amamoto Eisei discusses how a massive diamond was lost and a young Japanese has it in his possession. A league of assassins make comedic attempts at Nakadai's life which are all thwarted, naturally, since even playing a little bit of a "dweeb", Nakadai is still graced with luck and a certain charisma. Turns out the diamond is a stolen Nazi item which was placed in Nakadai's body when he was eight. (imdb)
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    Dokuritsu gurentai
    When Sergeant Okubo's brother is murdered at a Japanese outpost in Northern China during the Second World War, Okubo poses as a war correspondent and seeks out his brother's killer. (imdb)
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    Nikudan
    During World War II, a Japanese soldier finds himself assigned to a kamikaze mission against a U.S. battleship. (imdb)
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    Eburi manshi no yûga-na seikatsu
    A 36 year old man, bored by everything in his life, get's smashed and unwittingly promises to write a story for a magazine. Stuck for a subject he decides to write about about his ordinary life and his dysfunctional family... to his surprise his musings become a critically acclaimed best-seller... however, in the end, he remains as uninteresting as always.
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    Chi to suna
    Charged with insubordination for punching a superior, Sergeant Kosugi is shipped to China in the last desperate days of the Second World War. His commander, Captain Sakuma, is vicious and dictatorial. Sakuma places Kosugi in charge of training for combat what once was the military band. Kosugi must somehow prepare his inept soldiers for the rigors of combat. (imdb)
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    Ankokugai no dankon
    The handsome Yûzô Kayama plays the protagonist, a whale-hunting cannon manufacturing supervisor, whose brother, a car tester for Komatsu Motors, was killed in an accident early in the film. He investigation is joined by his college friend, now a reporter.
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    Tokkan
    During the military phase of the Meiji Restoration of 1868, Sentaro joins a local militia loyal to the Tokugawa Shogunate in order to fight Imperial troops. But Sentaro's friendship with a pickpocket, who switches sides whenever it suits his needs, leads to complications that could cost Sentaro his life as they infiltrate enemy lines.
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    Dokuritsu gurentai nishi-e
    This is the sequel of Dokuritsu gurentai aka Desperate Outpost (1959) , another hilarious, brilliant satire of the Japanese WWII propaganda. (KG)
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    Aa bakudan
    This is basically a Noh musical comedy about an uber-militarist obsessed with Nuclear war, and as the good people at Wildgrounds put it (a site I can't recommend enough link): "During the mayoral election, two ex-prisoners decide to replace the lucky pen of an annoying candidate by a mini-bomb..." (StevenH)
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    Sengoku yarô
    In this Japanese samurai adventure, a brave, highly principled warrior resigns his post as a body guard to the head of a powerful clan after he learns that his employers have been smuggling arms to the enemy. The remaining samurai try in vain to coerce him back, but their efforts are thwarted by crooked warriors who launch an attack. (AMG)
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    Rainbow Kids
    A wealthy matriarch is kidnapped by a gang of three. She is insulted by the amount of money they propose to demand as ransom, and a strange interchange of roles takes place between captors ... (imdb)
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    Blue Christmas
    UFOs appear on Earth, and people who actually see them suddenly find that their blood has turned blue. Soon panic and hysteria result in the new "blue-bloods" being persecuted by the rest of mankind, and eventually certain all-too-familiar measures begin to be taken against them. (imdb)
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    East Meets West
    A samurai treks across the American West in pursuit of a gang of robbers.
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    Kaoyaku akatsukini shisu
    After a long stint working in Alaska, Jiro returns to his hometown. He soon learns that his father, the town's mayor, was murdered and, in his absence, the yakuza gangs have seized control of the town. Jiro quickly becomes dangerously obsessed with finding his father's killer. (imdb)
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    Ankokugai no kaoyaku
    Ryuta and Mineo Komatsu are brothers, both yakuza (gangsters). Mineo, although complicit in crime, even murder, wants out of the gangster life, hoping to become a successful singer instead. Ryuta loves his brother, but Mineo's possible defection presents problems for the gang, and Ryuta realizes he must kill his brother if he wants to survive. (imdb)
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    Ankokugai no taiketsu
    Japanese police detective Saburo Fujioka is suspected of corruption, demoted, and sent to the city of Kojin. Kojin is the scene of fierce fighting between rival gangs. (imdb)
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