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Juzo Itami (May 15, 1933December 20, 1997) was an actor and a popular modern Japanese film director. Many critics came to regard him as Japan's greatest director since Akira Kurosawa. His movies, all of which he wrote himself, are comic satires on elements of Japanese culture.

Filmography

Actor (partial)

Director

  1. Ososhiki (The Funeral) (1984)
  2. Tampopo (1985)
  3. Marusa no Onna (A Taxing Woman) (1987)
  4. Marusa no Onna II (A Taxing Woman's Return) (1988)
  5. A-ge-man (Tales of a Golden Geisha) (1990)
  6. Minbo no Onna (Minbo—or the Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion) (1992)
  7. Daibyonin (The Last Dance) (1993)
  8. Shizuka na Seikatsu (A Quiet Life) (1995)
  9. Sūpā no Onna (Supermarket Woman) (1996)
  10. Marutai no Onna (Woman of the Police Protection Program) (1997)




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