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Tomotaka Tasaka(田坂 具隆Tasaka Tomotaka, 14 April 1902 – 17 October 1974) was a Japanese film director.
Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south.
A film director is a person who directs the making of a film. A film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfilment of that vision. The director has a key role in choosing the cast members, production design, and the creative aspects of filmmaking. Under European Union law, the director is viewed as the author of the film.
Born in Hiroshima Prefecture, he began working at Nikkatsu's Kyoto studio in 1924 and eventually came to prominence for a series of realist, humanist films made at Nikkatsu's Tamagawa studio in the late 1930s such as Robō no ishi and Mud and Soldiers , both of which starred Isamu Kosugi.His war film, Five Scouts , was screened in the competition at the 6th Venice International Film Festival.
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Tasaka was a victim of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and spent many years recovering.He eventually resumed directing and won the best director prize at the 1958 Blue Ribbon Awards for A Slope in the Sun , which starred Yūjirō Ishihara.
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The Blue Ribbon Awards are film-specific prizes awarded solely by movie critics and writers in Tokyo, Japan.
Hi no ataru sakamichi (陽のあたる坂道) aka A Slope in the Sun is a 1958 black-and-white Japanese film drama directed by Tomotaka Tasaka.
His brother, Katsuhiko Tasaka, was also a film director, and his wife, Hisako Takihana, was an actress.
Katsuhiko Tasaka was a Japanese film director. He directed films from 1930s to 1960s. His older brother, Tomotaka Tasaka (田坂具隆), was also a Japanese film director.
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