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Yûzô Kawashima's Post-War Japan

An essential voice of post-war Japanese cinema, director Yûzô Kawashima is surprisingly unknown outside of Japan, where his 1957 comedy Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate is considered one of the country’s greatest films. Coming to artistic maturity in the 1950s before tragically dying at the age of 45 in 1963—at which point he had already made 47...

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