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Jun Ichikawa is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter Japonais born on 25 november 1948 at Tokyo (Japon)

Jun Ichikawa

Jun Ichikawa
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Nationality Japon
Birth 25 november 1948 at Tokyo (Japon)
Death 19 september 2008 (at 59 years) at Tokyo (Japon)

Jun Ichikawa (市川 準, Ichikawa Jun, 25 November 1948 – 19 September 2008) was a Japanese film director and screenwriter. He was first an award-winning director of television commercials before adding filmmaking to his creative activities. His most famous film outside of Japan was Tony Takitani, an adaptation of a short story by Haruki Murakami. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage after suddenly collapsing at a restaurant, shortly before his latest film, Buy a Suit, was to premier at the Tokyo International Film Festival.

Biography

Né le 25 novembre 1948 à Fuchū, fils d’un marchand de jouets, Jun Ichikawa a grandi à Kagurazaka, quartier historique et cosmopolite au centre de Tokyo. Jun Ichikawa se destine à devenir artiste mais échoue au concours d'entrée de l'université des arts de Tokyo en 1967. Pendant plusieurs années, il vit de petits métiers tout en s'initiant à l’écriture scénaristique et au film en 8 mm alors en vogue. Il fréquente aussi les plateaux de tournage des grandes compagnies, mais peine à s'y faire embaucher en raison de la crise du système des studios. Il intègre néanmoins une société réalisant des films publicitaires en 1975 et obtient plusieurs prix dont un lion d'or en 1985 au Festival international de la créativité de Cannes. Il réalise son premier film Les Complexées en 1987, histoire d'une adolescente en lutte contre sa timidité.

Jun Ichikawa est un grand admirateur de Yasujirō Ozu, il partage avec le grand réalisateur l'économie dans la composition, le positionnement bas de la caméra, l'humanisme et l'intimité dans ses films dont le thème dominant est celui de la famille.

Victime d'une hémorragie cérébrale au cours d'un repas, il est conduit d'urgence dans un hôpital de Tokyo où il meurt le 19 septembre 2008. Au moment de sa mort Jun Ichikawa travaillait au montage de son dernier film, Un Costume (スーツを買う, Sutsu o kau) sélectionné dans la section « Japanese Eyes » du Festival international du film de Tokyo.

Usually with

Issei Ogata
Issei Ogata
(3 films)
Louis Nero
Louis Nero
(1 films)
Dario Argento
Dario Argento
(1 films)
Kei Suma
Kei Suma
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jun Ichikawa (11 films)

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Actor

The Art of Happiness, 1h24
Directed by Alessandro Rak
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Nando Paone, Renato Carpentieri, Jun Ichikawa
Roles Antonia
Rating73% 3.686173.686173.686173.686173.68617
Sergio works as a taxi driver in Neaples; under a heavy rain, he brings his customers through the increasingly degraded city. At the same time he tries to metabolize the death of his brother, who departed for Tibet ten years before and never returned. On the seats of his taxi a singer, a radio speaker, an old uncle and other characters alternate, and each of them brings a trace of his missing brother.
The Rage
The Rage (2008)
, 2h
Directed by Louis Nero
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Themes Films about films
Actors Franco Nero, Faye Dunaway, Tinto Brass, Philippe Leroy, Corin Redgrave, Antonella Salvucci
Roles Attrice
Rating48% 2.4071752.4071752.4071752.4071752.407175
A young director lives with a girl. Active part of the Intellectual society, he represents perfectly the union between fear and determination, that changes deeply his way of understanding the world that surrounds him. His only aim is to leave a footstep of his presence on this world realizing a film.
The Mother of Tears, 1h38
Directed by Dario Argento
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Witches in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Asia Argento, Cristian Solimeno, Daria Nicolodi, Moran Atias, Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni, Valeria Cavalli
Rating49% 2.4923352.4923352.4923352.4923352.492335
The film begins with members of the Catholic Church digging up the body of a 19th-century church official, whose casket has a box-shaped urn chained to it. Inside the box they discover artifacts belonging to Mater Lachrymarum (Moran Atias), the last surviving member of the Three Mothers; an ancient trio of powerful black witches. In particular, the box contains a magic cloak that, when worn by Mater Lachrymarum, increases her powers significantly.
Singing Behind Screens, 1h38
Directed by Ermanno Olmi
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Biography, Adventure, Historical, Musical
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films
Actors Bud Spencer, Jun Ichikawa
Roles Widow Ching
Rating62% 3.1437753.1437753.1437753.1437753.143775
Dans une maison close chinoise, un vieux capitaine raconte, sur une scène, l'histoire de la célèbre pirate Ching Shih, veuve du capitaine Ching.

Director

Tony Takitani, 1h15
Directed by Jun Ichikawa
Origin Japon
Genres Drama
Actors Issei Ogata, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Rie Miyazawa, Miho Fujima
Rating71% 3.5950653.5950653.5950653.5950653.595065
The film starts by telling the story of Tony's father Takitani Shozaburo, a jazz trombonist from Japan, who spends the Second World War in China. Shozaburo is imprisoned and many of his fellow inmates are executed. He expects he will be executed, and he is shown curled up on the floor of his cell. However, he survives and in 1946 returns to Japan where he marries a distant relative on his mother's side. A year later they have a child, Tony, but Tony's mother dies three days after giving birth to him.
Osaka Story, 1h59
Directed by Jun Ichikawa
Origin Japon
Genres Drama
Actors Chizuru Ikewaki, Kenji Sawada, Yūko Tanaka
Rating62% 3.1295153.1295153.1295153.1295153.129515
Tokyo Lullaby, 1h27
Directed by Jun Ichikawa
Genres Drama
Actors Mitsuko Baishō, Kyōzō Nagatsuka, Takaya Kamikawa (上川 隆也), Kaori Momoi
Rating61% 3.0925953.0925953.0925953.0925953.092595
Koichi Hamanaka suddenly returns to the tightly knit community, a shopping district, in a corner of Tokyo that he once called home. His whereabouts and his activities over the past few years are a mystery to everyone, including his parents, and the wife and child he left behind. His wife Hisako is torn between her love for him and her attempt to overcome the pain she suffered when he deserted them. Tami Osawa, Hamanaka's former lover, runs the shop in the neighbourhood. Meanwhile, Asakura, a writer who has taken a liking to Hisako, starts to look into the past to try and find out why Hisako could have married a man like Hamanaka. In doing so, he comes across details from Tami's life. As the past resurfaces and unravels, Koichi, Hisako and Tami's lives are irrevocably affected.
Kaisha monogatari: Memories of You, 1h39
Directed by Jun Ichikawa
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Hajime Hana, Kei Suma, Issei Ogata, Kimiko Yo, Hitoshi Ueki, Michiko Hada
Rating65% 3.255623.255623.255623.255623.25562
The movie follows Hajime Hanaoaka as he struggles with his impending retirement from his administrative job at Tokyo Co. Ltd. He plans to retire on his birthday, December 25, after 34 years of service to the company. The film opens with Hanaoaka boarding a train to work. He goes through the motions of his daily schedule, looking troubled and sad. Hanaoaka is realizing, now that he is about to retire, exactly how much of his life was dedicated to his work, and how much he will lose when he has to leave it. When his coworker asks Hanaoaka to write a reflection on his 34 years of work at Tokyo Co., Hanaoaka writes, "It wasn't just my job. It was my life.... I spoke more with my staff than with my own son." To cope with his sadness, Hanaoaka turns to jazz music. He had played the drums in his past, but hadn't done so in a very long time. When some of his coworkers reveal that they, too, can play instruments, a group of them decide to form the Tokyo Co. Swing Band. This puts Hanaoaka in much better spirits, and he and his fellow musicians spend a lot of time together rehearsing and discussing jazz up until their final performance at Hanaoaka's retirement party.

Scriptwriter

Tony Takitani, 1h15
Directed by Jun Ichikawa
Origin Japon
Genres Drama
Actors Issei Ogata, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Rie Miyazawa, Miho Fujima
Rating71% 3.5950653.5950653.5950653.5950653.595065
The film starts by telling the story of Tony's father Takitani Shozaburo, a jazz trombonist from Japan, who spends the Second World War in China. Shozaburo is imprisoned and many of his fellow inmates are executed. He expects he will be executed, and he is shown curled up on the floor of his cell. However, he survives and in 1946 returns to Japan where he marries a distant relative on his mother's side. A year later they have a child, Tony, but Tony's mother dies three days after giving birth to him.
Tokyo Lullaby, 1h27
Directed by Jun Ichikawa
Genres Drama
Actors Mitsuko Baishō, Kyōzō Nagatsuka, Takaya Kamikawa (上川 隆也), Kaori Momoi
Roles Original Story
Rating61% 3.0925953.0925953.0925953.0925953.092595
Koichi Hamanaka suddenly returns to the tightly knit community, a shopping district, in a corner of Tokyo that he once called home. His whereabouts and his activities over the past few years are a mystery to everyone, including his parents, and the wife and child he left behind. His wife Hisako is torn between her love for him and her attempt to overcome the pain she suffered when he deserted them. Tami Osawa, Hamanaka's former lover, runs the shop in the neighbourhood. Meanwhile, Asakura, a writer who has taken a liking to Hisako, starts to look into the past to try and find out why Hisako could have married a man like Hamanaka. In doing so, he comes across details from Tami's life. As the past resurfaces and unravels, Koichi, Hisako and Tami's lives are irrevocably affected.
Kaisha monogatari: Memories of You, 1h39
Directed by Jun Ichikawa
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Hajime Hana, Kei Suma, Issei Ogata, Kimiko Yo, Hitoshi Ueki, Michiko Hada
Rating65% 3.255623.255623.255623.255623.25562
The movie follows Hajime Hanaoaka as he struggles with his impending retirement from his administrative job at Tokyo Co. Ltd. He plans to retire on his birthday, December 25, after 34 years of service to the company. The film opens with Hanaoaka boarding a train to work. He goes through the motions of his daily schedule, looking troubled and sad. Hanaoaka is realizing, now that he is about to retire, exactly how much of his life was dedicated to his work, and how much he will lose when he has to leave it. When his coworker asks Hanaoaka to write a reflection on his 34 years of work at Tokyo Co., Hanaoaka writes, "It wasn't just my job. It was my life.... I spoke more with my staff than with my own son." To cope with his sadness, Hanaoaka turns to jazz music. He had played the drums in his past, but hadn't done so in a very long time. When some of his coworkers reveal that they, too, can play instruments, a group of them decide to form the Tokyo Co. Swing Band. This puts Hanaoaka in much better spirits, and he and his fellow musicians spend a lot of time together rehearsing and discussing jazz up until their final performance at Hanaoaka's retirement party.