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Teinosuke Kinugasa

Highest Rated: 91% Gate of Hell (1953)

Lowest Rated: 91% Gate of Hell (1953)

Birthday: Jan 1, 1896

Birthplace: Mie Ken, Japan

Former female impersonator who entered films in 1917 as an actor, turned to directing in 1922 and made some of the most formally brilliant Japanese films of the following decades. The few of Kinugasa's early works to have reached the west betray a highly mature, sophisticated talent. His best-known silent films are the striking and powerful "A Page of Madness/A Crazy Page" (1926), an old print of which was found by Kinugasa in his attic and re-released in the 1970s, and "Crossways" (1928). Both have been hailed for their inventive camera work, which has been compared to that of the celebrated German expressionist films being made during the same period. (It was not until 1929 that Kinugasa himself traveled abroad and encountered European directors and their films.)



No Score Yet 81% Chushingura Director - 1963
91% 75% Gate of Hell Director,
- 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chûshingura Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jûjiro (Crossways) Director - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crossroads Director,
- 1928
No Score Yet 74% A Page of Madness Director,
- 1926