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Nagisa Oshima

1932 - 2013

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Nagisa Ōshima (大島 渚, Ōshima Nagisa, March 31, 1932 – January 15, 2013) was a Japanese film director and screenwriter. One of the foremost directors within the Japanese New Wave, his films include In the Realm of the Senses (1976), a sexually explicit film set in 1930s Japan, and Merry Christmas, Mr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nagisa Oshima has received more than 366,555 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Nagisa Oshima is the 163rd most popular film director (up from 166th in 2019), the 152nd most popular biography from Japan (up from 154th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Japanese Film Director.

Nagisa Oshima is most famous for his controversial film "In the Realm of the Senses" which was banned in Japan.

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Among film directors, Nagisa Oshima ranks 163 out of 1,581Before him are Henri-Georges Clouzot, Max Reinhardt, Sergio Corbucci, Volker Schlöndorff, Guillermo del Toro, and Jacques Rivette. After him are William Friedkin, Masaki Kobayashi, Alexander Dovzhenko, Jonathan Demme, Kathryn Bigelow, and Bille August.

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Among people born in 1932, Nagisa Oshima ranks 62Before him are Nam June Paik, Harriet Andersson, Algirdas Brazauskas, Melvin Schwartz, John Updike, and Anatoliy Solovianenko. After him are Peter Eisenman, Pier Angeli, Sheldon Lee Glashow, David Scott, Sonny Liston, and Pierre-Gilles de Gennes. Among people deceased in 2013, Nagisa Oshima ranks 42Before him are Ray Manzarek, Gylmar dos Santos Neves, James M. Buchanan, Ieng Sary, Ronald Dworkin, and Jerome Karle. After him are Jesús Franco, Richard Matheson, Viktor Kulikov, Lawrence Klein, Manfred Rommel, and J. J. Cale.

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Among people born in Japan, Nagisa Oshima ranks 152 out of 6,048Before him are Kuniaki Koiso (1880), Eisaku Satō (1901), Fukuzawa Yukichi (1835), Tokugawa Hidetada (1579), Masanobu Fukuoka (1913), and Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797). After him are Yasuo Fukuda (1936), Masaki Kobayashi (1916), Arata Isozaki (1931), Emperor Sujin (-147), Shigeru Miyamoto (1952), and Shigeru Yoshida (1878).


Among film directors born in Japan, Nagisa Oshima ranks 7Before him are Akira Kurosawa (1910), Hayao Miyazaki (1941), Takeshi Kitano (1947), Isao Takahata (1935), Yasujirō Ozu (1903), and Kenji Mizoguchi (1898). After him are Masaki Kobayashi (1916), Shohei Imamura (1926), Hideaki Anno (1960), Franklin J. Schaffner (1920), Ishirō Honda (1911), and Mikio Naruse (1905).