Akira Inoue (film director)

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Akira Inoue
Born(1928-12-10)10 December 1928
Died9 January 2022(2022-01-09) (aged 93)
OccupationFilm director
Years active1960–2022
Known forZatoichi's Revenge
Nemuri Kyōshirō series

Akira Inoue (井上昭, Inoue Akira, 10 December 1928 – 9 January 2022) was a Japanese film director.[1][2][3]

Biography

He is known for directing many jidaigeki television dramas.[4] In 1950, he joined the Daiei studio and started working as an assistant director. He made his director debut with Yureikoban in 1960.[5] He directed a lot of jidaigeki television dramas from 1970s to 1980s.

In 1993, he directed Lone Wolf and Cub series film Lone Wolf and Cub: Final Conflict, it was for the first time in 23 years he directed in the film.[6]

Inoue died from a cerebral infarction and pneumonia on 9 January 2022, at the age of 93.[7]

Selected filmography

Film

Television

References

  1. ^ "井上昭監督の奇抜発想を支えた大映の制作布陣!――春日太一の木曜邦画劇場". 文春オンライン. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  2. ^ "井上昭". Eiga.com. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  3. ^ "井上昭". webcatplus. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  4. ^ "今に伝える造り込む技術 大映京都撮影所の遺産". 日本経済新聞. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  5. ^ "井上 昭". 日本映画監督協会. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  6. ^ "子連れ狼 その小さき手に". 一般社団法人 日本映画製作者連盟. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  7. ^ 映画監督の井上昭氏死去 (in Japanese)
  8. ^ "幽霊小判". eiga.com. Retrieved 6 December 2021.

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