Kaneto Shindo  

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Kaneto Shindo (April 22, 1912 - May 29, 2012) was a Japanese film director, screenwriter, film producer, and author. He directed 48 films and wrote 238 scripts. His best known films as a director include Children of Hiroshima, The Naked Island, Onibaba, Kuroneko and A Last Note. His scripts have been filmed by such directors as Kon Ichikawa, Keisuke Kinoshita, Fumio Kamei and Tadashi Imai.

Shindo made several films about Hiroshima and the atomic bomb. Like his early mentor Kenji Mizoguchi, many of his works feature strong female characters.

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