Genjiro Arato, Japanese filmmaker and actor, Died at 70

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Genjirō Arato was born on October 10, 1946 and died on November 7, 2016.

He was a Japanese film producer, actor, and director.

During 1980, he produced Zigeunerweisen for director Seijun Suzuki.

Genjiro Arato was unable to secure exhibitors for the film and famously exhibited it himself in a specially-built, inflatable, mobile tent.

That film won four Japanese Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and was voted the best Japanese film of the 1980s by Japanese critics.

Genjiro Arato also produced Tatsushi Ōmori’s The Whispering of the Gods in 2005.

During 1995, he directed The Girl of the Silence, which stars Mami Nakamura and Kaori Momoi.

Genjiro returned with the 2003 film, Akame 48 Waterfalls, starring Takijirō Ōnishi, Michiyo Okusu and Shinobu Terajima.

Genjiro Arato’s 2010 film, The Fallen Angel, starred Toma Ikuta.

Arato died of ischemic heart disease.

Genjiro Arato passed away at 70 years old.

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