Shohei Imamura  

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Shohei Imamura (15 September 192630 May, 2006) was a Japanese film director. Imamura was the first Japanese director to win two Palme d'Or awards, and is regarded as one of the most important and idiosyncratic filmmakers in the history of Japanese cinema.

His eldest son Daisuke Tengan is also a script writer and film director, and worked on the screenplays to Imamura's films, The Eel (1997), Dr. Akagi (1998), Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001) and 11'9''01 September 11 (2002).

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