Juzo Itami
Date of Birth
May 15, 1933
Birth Place:
Kyoto, Japan


In the 1980s, Juzo Itami reached a level of international fame that had not been accorded to any Japanese director since the 1960s. Itami's surprisingly direct satirical look at Japan's rigid society made him the darling of foreign critics and domestic audiences alike. His films also mark the re-emergence of Japanese films as an international presence, paving the way for later directors, such as...