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Ken Ogata


Ballad of NarayamaBallad of Narayama (1983)
Dir. Shohei Imamura
Feat. Ken Ogata, Sumiko Sakamoto, Tonpei Hidari
Austere beauty characterises this second retelling of a Japanese legend, originally filmed in stylised, Kabuki–inspired vignettes. Ken…
Mishima - A Life in Four ChaptersMishima - A Life in Four Chapters (1985) Recommended
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Ken Ogata
Fascinating study of the controversial Japanese author/militarist whose desire to merge life and art led to his ritualistic suicide. A luminous…
Pillow Book, ThePillow Book, The (1997)
Dir. Peter Greenaway
Feat. Vivian Wu, Ewan McGregor, Ken Ogata
Peter Greenaway's further explores the perimeters of cinema with this lush, seductive tale that intertwines the delights of the flesh and literature.…
Love and HonorLove and Honor (Bushi no ichibun) (2006)
Dir. Yoji Yamada
Feat. Takuya Kimura, Nenji Kobayashi, Ken Ogata
Third chapter in dir. Yamada's revisionist samurai trilogy looks at a recently blinded samurai and the lengths his wife will go to protect his…

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