Noboru Nakamura

  • Noboru Nakamura – Waga ya wa tanoshi AKA Home Sweet Home (1951)

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    There’s no place like home:even with four children,the Uemura family is able to live
    a modest but happy life in their cramped, rented flat. The parents support the two elder daughters’ artistic ambitions to the best of their ability, using all the means at their disposal to make it possible for Tomoko to paint and Nobuko to sing in a choir.
    There is much rejoicing when the father is honoured for 25 years of service at his
    company and awarded a cash prize to boot. Yet the family must make the painful discovery that joy and sorrow are often not far apart: not only does recognition as a painter continue to elude Tomoko, the Uemuras also learn that they will have to leave their home.
    One of Tomoko’s paintings finally restores their lost happiness.Read More »

  • Noboru Nakamura – Chieko-sho AKA Portrait of Chieko (1967)

    1961-1970DramaJapanNoboru Nakamura

    Tetsuro Tamba portrays Kotaro Takamura, one of Japan’s most celebrated artists. A poet and sculptor, Takamura is married to Chieko (Shima Iwashita), who has artistic aspirations of her own. She gradually comes to realize that her husband has all the talent in the family; as she sinks deeper into depression, Takamura tries to comfort her by writing several poems in her honor. She descends into insanity, while Takamura manifests his despair into some of his greatest artistic achievements. Originally titled Chieko-sho, this Japanese film earned a 1968 Oscar nomination for “Best Foreign Film.”Read More »

  • Noboru Nakamura – Yoru no henrin AKA Shape of the Night (1964)

    1961-1970DramaJapanNoboru Nakamura

    A young woman working in a bar is pushed into prostitution by her violent yakuza boyfriendRead More »

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