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Also Known As: Died: October 4, 1996
Born: February 14, 1916 Cause of Death: cardiac arrest
Birth Place: Japan Profession: director, assistant director

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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).

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).

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Tokyo Saiban (1985) Director
2.
  Moeru aki (1980) Director
3.
  Kaseki (1974) Director
4.
  Inochi Bonifuro (1971) Director
5.
  No Greater Love (1970) Director
6.
  A Soldier's Prayer (1970) Director
7.
  Samurai Rebellion (1967) Director
8.
  Kwaidan (1965) Director
9.
  The Inheritance (1964) Director
10.
  Harakiri (1963) Director

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Education

Waseda University: - 1933 - 1941
Waseda University: - 1933 - 1941

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