Tadashi Imai

Director and screenwriter Tadashi Imai

Tadashi Imai (今井正 Imai Tadashi, Tokyo, January 8, 1912 - November 22, 1991)[1] was a Japanese director and screenwriter.


Imai's father was a priest. During university Imai was arrested twice due to his Communist sympathies. In 1935 he began working in the film industry at Kyoto J.O. studios. Though he maintained a politically safe profile during the war, he became a Communist after the war's conclusion. His best films often show concern for Japan's lower classes. His Bushido: Samurai Saga was a success at the Berlin Film Festival.[2]

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  1. 今井正 at
  2. Svensson, Arne. Japan (Screen Series), 1971. New York: A.S. Barnes. p.32. ISBN 0-498-07654-7

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