10 October 1946|
7 November 2016 70) (aged|
|Occupation||Film producer, director, actor|
In 1980, Arato produced Zigeunerweisen for director Seijun Suzuki. He was unable to secure exhibitors for the film and famously exhibited it himself in a specially-built, inflatable, mobile tent. The film won four Japanese Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and was voted the best Japanese film of the 1980s by Japanese critics. He also produced Tatsushi Ōmori's The Whispering of the Gods in 2005.
In 1995, Arato directed The Girl of the Silence, which stars Mami Nakamura and Kaori Momoi. He returned with the 2003 film, Akame 48 Waterfalls, starring Takijirō Ōnishi, Michiyo Okusu and Shinobu Terajima. His 2010 film, The Fallen Angel, starred Toma Ikuta.
He died of ischemic heart disease on 7 November 2016 at the age of 70.
- Zigeunerweisen (1980)
- Kagerō-za (1981)
- Knockout (1989)
- Tekken (1990)
- Checkmate (1991)
- Yumeji (1991)
- The Operating Room (1992)
- Tokarefu (1994)
- The Whispering of the Gods (2005)
- The Girl of the Silence (1995)
- Akame 48 Waterfalls (2003)
- The Fallen Angel (2010)
- Rayns, Tony (1994). "1980: Zigeunerweisen". Branded to Thrill: The Delirious Cinema of Suzuki Seijun. Institute of Contemporary Arts. p. 43. ISBN 0-905263-44-8.
- Edwards, Russell (November 15, 2005). "Review: "The Whispering Of The Gods"". Variety.
- Lowry, Brian (November 26, 1995). "Review: "The Girl of the Silence"". Variety.
- Schilling, Mark (February 4, 2004). "Akame 48 Waterfalls (Akame Shijyuyataki Shinjyumisui)". Screen International.
- Schilling, Mark (February 16, 2010). "'Ningen Shikkaku'/'Saru Lock the Movie'". The Japan Times.
- "荒戸源次郎が逝去、鈴木清順"浪漫三部作"や阪本順治「トカレフ」など製作". Natalie. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
- Genjirō Arato at the Internet Movie Database
- Genjirō Arato at the Japanese Movie Database (Japanese)