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Yasujirō Shimazu

Yasujirō Shimazu
島津 保次郎
1897 - 1945
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one of the creators of the Japanese shōshimingeki genre - tales of the urban lower middle class, mixing tears and laughter (Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society); directed more than 80 movies between 1921 and 1944; came into his own especially in the sound era; died prematurely of lung cancer just after the end of WWII.
(info source: wiki, Routledge, Imperial)

(Japanese Cinema)



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