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24 May 1923
Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan
|Died||13 February 2017 (aged 93)|
|Cause of death||Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease|
|Occupation||Film and television director, actor and writer|
Seijun Suzuki (鈴木 清順 Suzuki Seijun ), (Seitaro Suzuki; 鈴木 清太郎; Suzuki Seitarō; 24 May 1923 – 13 February 2017) was a Japanese movie director, actor, and screenwriter. He made 40 B-movies for the Nikkatsu Company between 1956 and 1967, working most prolifically in the yakuza genre.
He won critical acclaim and a Japanese Academy Award for his Taishō Trilogy, Zigeunerweisen (1980), Kagero-za (1981) and Yumeji (1991). His movies remained widely unknown outside Japan until a series of theatrical movies beginning in the mid-1980s, home video releases of key movies such as Branded to Kill and Tokyo Drifter became popular outside of Japan.
- Blair, Gavin J. (21 February 2017). "Japanese Auteur Seijun Suzuki Dies at 93". Hollywood Reporter. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/japanese-auteur-seijun-suzuki-dies-at-93-978387. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
- Midnight Eye interview: Seijun Suzuki
- Seijun Suzuki: Authority in Minority at Senses of Cinema
- Cinefiles – An archive containing essays, notes, reviews and book excerpts on Suzuki's films
- Seijun Suzuki on IMDb
- Seijun Suzuki at Allmovie