Tomotaka Tasaka

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Tasaka Tomotaka
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Born(1902-04-14)14 April 1902
Died17 October 1974(1974-10-17) (aged 72)
OccupationFilm director

Tomotaka Tasaka(田坂 具隆,Tasaka Tomotaka, 14 April 1902  17 October 1974) was a Japanese film director.

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Film director Person who controls the artistic and dramatic aspects of a film production

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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. [1] His war film, Five Scouts , was screened in the competition at the 6th Venice International Film Festival. [2]

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Tasaka was a victim of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and spent many years recovering. [1] 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. [3]

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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.

Selected filmography

Five Scouts is a 1938 Japanese war film directed by Tomotaka Tasaka. It won best film at the 1939 Kinema Junpo Awards and was nominated best film at the 1938 Venice International Film Festival.

Mud and Soldiers is a 1939 Japanese war film directed by Tomotaka Tasaka. It is based on the novel of the same name by Ashihei Hino.

<i>The Baby Carriage</i> 1956 film by Tomotaka Tasaka

The Baby Carriage is a 1956 black-and-white Japanese film directed by Tomotaka Tasaka.

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