Nagisa Ōshima

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Nagisa Ōshima (大島 渚) was a Japanese film director and screenwriter. After graduating from Kyoto University he was hired by Shochiku Ltd. and quickly progressed to directing his own movies, making his debut feature A Town of Love and Hope in 1959. He died January 15, 2013 at age 80,

Most Popular Nagisa Ōshima Trailers

Total trailers found: 37

In the Realm of the Senses Trailer (1976)

15 May 1976

Based on a true story set in pre-war Japan, a man and one of his servants begin a torrid affair. Their desire becomes a sexual obsession so strong that to intensify their ardor, they forsake all, even life itself.

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Trailer (1983)

23 May 1983

In 1942, British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honour and glory.

Empire of Passion Trailer (1978)

19 May 1978

A young man has an affair with an older woman. He is very jealous of her husband and decides that they should kill him.

Taboo Trailer (1999)

18 December 1999

Set during Japan's Shogun era, this film looks at life in a samurai compound where young warriors are trained in swordfighting.

Diary of a Shinjuku Thief Trailer (1969)

15 February 1969

This is the story of a bookstore thief named Birdy, who is led through various adventures in Tokyo's Shinjuku district by salesgirl Umeko.

Boy Trailer (1969)

26 July 1969

A family of four lives off of scams in which they pretend to be injured by automobiles. After suffering an injury during the war, the father believes he is an invalid.

Band of Ninja Trailer (1967)

15 February 1967

A young boy joins a band of ninja during a peasant uprising, all depicted through an experimental form of filming pages from the original manga set to sound.

Night and Fog in Japan Trailer (1960)

09 October 1960

Nagisa Oshima’s most personal film is a reflection by the director on his own disillusionment with the revolutionary student movement of the 1950’s and the failure of political radicalism.

Tomorrow's Sun Trailer (1959)

01 January 1959

A playful short film made in the style of a trailer for a fictional feature film that seems to be a spoof of films that were popular in Japan at the time.

Death by Hanging Trailer (1968)

02 February 1968

A Korean man is sentenced to death by hanging, but he survives the execution. For the following two hours, his executioners try to work out how to handle the situation in this black farce.

Violence at Noon Trailer (1966)

15 July 1966

Hakuchu no Torima" is the portrayal of a violent rapist as seen through the recollections of his wife and one of his victims.

Three Resurrected Drunkards Trailer (1968)

30 March 1968

Three students spend their holidays at the seaside where they are mistaken for Koreans, a minority which is looked down on in Japan.

Cruel Story of Youth Trailer (1960)

03 June 1960

A budding gangster enthralls a freeloading young woman, soon taking advantage of her knack for hitch-hiking to rob middle-class, middle-aged men.

Japanese Summer: Double Suicide Trailer (1967)

02 September 1967

A sex-obsessed young woman, a suicidal young man she meets on the street, a gun-crazy wannabe gangster—these are just three of the irrational, oddball anarchists trapped in an underground hideaway in Oshima’s devilish, absurdist portrait of what he deemed the “death drive” in Japanese youth culture.

Max My Love Trailer (1986)

22 October 1986

A French wife takes a zoo chimp named Max to be her lover.

Pleasures of the Flesh Trailer (1965)

29 August 1965

A corrupt businessman blackmails the lovelorn reprobate Atsushi into watching over his suitcase full of embezzled cash while he serves a jail sentence.

Yakuza Graveyard Trailer (1976)

30 October 1976

A police investigator cracks down on yakuza business, but once he realizes the police are in negotiations with certain factions, he sides with his own syndicate of choice.

The Sun's Burial Trailer (1960)

09 August 1960

In Osaka's slum, youth without futures engage in pilfering, assault and robbery, prostitution, and the buying and selling of identity cards and of blood.

The Man Who Left His Will on Film Trailer (1970)

27 June 1970

A metaphysical mystery involving a university student's camera getting stolen, and the thief then committing suicide.

100 Years of Japanese Cinema Trailer (1995)

01 September 1995

A documentary on the first century of Japanese cinema.

The Ceremony Trailer (1971)

18 May 1971

Oshima’s magisterial epic, centering on the ambivalent surviving heir of the Sakurada clan, uses ritual and the microcosm of the traditional family to trace the rise and fall of militaristic Japan across several decades.

The Christian Revolt Trailer (1962)

21 March 1962

In the year 1637 in Shimabara of Tokugawa-era Japan, oppressed peasant Christians revolt against the shogunate with the aid of a charismatic Christian rebel leader Shiro Amakusa.

A Town of Love and Hope Trailer (1959)

17 November 1959

Trying to make ends meet this way, Masuo also receives help from his teacher who is trying to land him a good job and he also falls under the wing of Kyoko, an older student whose heart is touched after Masuo sells his pigeons to her.

Sing a Song of Sex Trailer (1967)

23 February 1967

Four sexually hungry high school students preparing for their university entrance exams meet up with an inebriated teacher singing bawdy drinking songs.

Diary of Yunbogi Trailer (1965)

11 December 1965

This ethereal montage of still images with darkly somber undertones, Yunbogi’s Diary is based on photographs that Oshima took during his two-month research trip to South Korea in 1965, during which he was haunted by his encounters with impoverished street children in Seoul.

The Catch Trailer (1961)

22 November 1961

Towards the end of the Second World War, a downed U.S. pilot is captured and imprisoned by rural Japanese villagers, who await official instructions as to how to proceed with their “catch.

The Strange Case of Yukio Mishima Trailer (1985)

03 December 1985

About Yukio Mishima that highlights the many known major aspects of his life and personality. Mishima was a pen name he adopted en route to his chosen life as a writer.

Dear Summer Sister Trailer (1972)

05 August 1972

Sunaoko come to Okinawa to find his brother Tsuruo. Her searching is not very painless because it tears up old wounds in complicated relationships, some of which date back to the horrors of war.

Akira Kurosawa: My Life in Cinema Trailer (1993)

01 January 1993

Nagisa Oshima interviews Akira Kurosawa, leading him to share his thoughts about filmmaking, his life and works, and numerous anecdotes relating to his films and his various film activities.

Kyoto, My Mother's Place Trailer (1991)

01 January 1991

Story of Kyoto: its history, culture, as well as the role it has played in the director's life and the life of his mother.

Cinématon Trailer (1984)

03 October 1984

Cinématon is a 156-hour long experimental film by French director Gérard Courant. It was the longest film ever released until 2011.

A Visit to Ogawa Productions Trailer (1981)

01 January 1981

A Visit to Ogawa Productions offers a rare insight into the social and cinematic philosophy of one of Japan's best-known documentary film collectives.

The Forgotten Imperial Army Trailer (1963)

16 August 1963

Oshima exposes the fact that many wounded soldiers cannot receive compensation from the Japanese government because of their Korean nationality, while questioning if this is a just way for the Japanese to act.

When Twilight Draws Near Trailer (1969)

15 February 1969

Bored by the emptiness of everyday life, four students gather to play dangerous games in an apartment.

The Dawn of Asia Trailer (1964)

02 May 1964

A series by Oshima

Donto ikôze Trailer (1959)

08 June 1959

Comedy about the trials and tribulations of youth.

It's Me Here, Bellett Trailer (1964)

01 January 1964

Watashi-wa beretto is a promotional film for the automobile manufacturer Isuzu Jidosha directed by Nagisa Ôshima.