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Junya Sato

Junya Satō
Born (1932-11-06) November 6, 1932
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Film director

Junya Satō (佐藤 純彌 Satō Jun'ya, born November 6, 1932) is a Japanese film director.


  • Career 1
  • Filmography 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Born in Tokyo, Satō graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1956 with a degree in French literature.[1] He joined the Toei studio and worked as an assistant to such directors as Tadashi Imai and Miyoji Ieki.[1] He debuted as a director in 1963 with Rikugun Zangyaku Monogatari, for which he won a best newcomer's award at the Blue Ribbon Awards.[2] While starting in mostly yakuza film, Satō eventually became known for big budget spectaculars. The Go Masters, a China-Japan co-production he co-directed with Duan Jishun, won the grand prize at the Montreal World Film Festival in 1983.[3] He won the Japan Academy Prize for Director of the Year in 1989 for The Silk Road.[4]


Year Japanese Title English Title Notes
1963 陸軍残虐物語
Rikugun Zangyaku Monogatari
Zoku Ōshō
1964 廓育ち
Kuruwa Sodachi
1966 愛欲
1967 組織暴力
Soshiki Bōryoku
The Private Police
Zoku Soshiki Bōryoku
1968 荒野の渡世人
Kōya no Toseinin
The Drifting Avenger
1969 日本暴力団 組長と刺客
Nihon Bōryokudan: Kumichō to Shikaku
also wrote screenplay
組織暴力 兄弟盃
Soshiki Bōryoku: Kyōdai Sakazuki
Organized Violence
Tabi ni Deta Gokudō
1970 日本ダービー 勝負
Nihon Derby Shōbu
also wrote screenplay
Saigo no Tokkōtai
1971 博徒斬り込み隊
Bakuto Kirikomitai
also wrote screenplay
Bōryokudan Sai Busō
1972 ギャング対ギャング 赤と黒のブルース
Gang tai Gang: Aka to Kuro no Blues
Gang vs. Gang: The Red and Black Blues also wrote screenplay
やくざと抗争 実録安藤組
Yakuza to Kōsō: Jitsuroku Andō-gumi
1973 実録 私設銀座警察
Jitsuroku: Shisetsu Ginza Keisatsu
True Account of Ginza Tortures
Golgo 13
Gorugo Sātīn
実録安藤組 襲撃篇
Jitsuroku Andō-gumi: Shūgekihen
The Ando File
1974 ルバング島の奇跡 陸軍中野学校
Rubangu-tō no Kiseki: Rikugun Nakano Gakkō
1975 新幹線大爆破
Shinkansen Daibakuha
The Bullet Train also wrote screenplay
1976 君よ噴怒の河を渉れ
Kimi yo Fundo no Kawa o Watare
1977 人間の証明
Ningen no Shōmei
Proof of the Man
1978 Never Give Up 野性の証明
Yasei no Shōmei
1980 遙かなる走路
Haru Kanaru Sōro
Yomigaere Majo
1982 未完の対局
Mikan no Taikyoku
The Go Masters
1983 人生劇場
Jinsei Gekijō
Theatre of Life also wrote screenplay
1984 空海
1986 植村直己物語
Uemura Naomi Monogatari
Lost in the Wilderness also wrote screenplay
1988 敦煌
The Silk Road also wrote screenplay
1992 私を抱いてそしてキスして
Watashi o Daite Soshite Kiss Shite
Oroshiyakoku Suimutan
Kodayu or
The Dream of Russia
also wrote screenplay
1994 超能力者 未知への旅人
Chōnōryokusha - Michi e no Tabibito
1997 北京原人 Who Are You?
Pekin Genjin Who Are You?
Peking Man
2005 男たちの大和
Otoko-tachi no Yamato
Yamato also wrote screenplay
2010 桜田門外ノ変
Sakuradamon-gai no Hen
The Sakuradamon Incident also wrote screenplay


  1. ^ a b "Sakuradamon Gai no Hen o kataru". Hikone-shi Bunka Puraza. Hikone City. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Rekidai jushō ichiranhyō". Cinema Hochi. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "1983". The World Film Festival. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  4. ^ 第 12 回日本アカデミー賞優秀作品 (in Japanese). Japan Academy Prize. Retrieved 2011-01-09. 

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