Masaki Kobayashi

Director, Assistant director
Best known for his epic trilogy, "The Human Condition" ("No Greater Love" 1959, "Road to Eternity" 1959, "A Soldier's Prayer" 1961), which documents Japan's wartime atrocities as seen through the eyes of a young ... Read more »
Born: 02/13/1916 in Japan

Filmography

Director (14)

Tokyo Saiban 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

Kaseki 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

Inochi Bonifuro 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

Rebellion 1966 (Movie)

(Director)

Kwaidan 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

Harakiri 1961 (Movie)

(Director)

The Human Condition 2 1961 (Movie)

(Director)

The Human Condition 3 1960 (Movie)

(Director)

The Human Condition 1959 (Movie)

(Director)

I'll Buy You 1955 (Movie)

(Director)

The Spring 1955 (Movie)

(Director)

The Thick-Walled Room 1955 (Movie)

(Director)

Somewhere Under the Broad Sky 1953 (Movie)

(Director)

Three Loves 1953 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (10)

Dora-Heita 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Shokutaku No Nai Ie 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tokyo Saiban 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Human Condition 2 1961 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Human Condition 3 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Human Condition 1959 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

The Human Condition 1959 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

The Human Condition 1959 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Three Loves 1953 (Movie)

(From Story)

Three Loves 1953 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

Dodeskaden 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Human Condition 3 1960 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Best known for his epic trilogy, "The Human Condition" ("No Greater Love" 1959, "Road to Eternity" 1959, "A Soldier's Prayer" 1961), which documents Japan's wartime atrocities as seen through the eyes of a young pacifist. Kobayashi's gift for grand widescreen compositions was also well used in his visually sumptuous, but socially critical, trilogy of period dramas--"Harakiri" (1962), "Kwaidan" (1964) and "Rebellion" (1967).

EDUCATION

Waseda University

1933 - 1941

Waseda University

1933 - 1941

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