Minoru Murata

Best films:
, /10

Minoru Murata is one of the directors who moved beyond the theatrical kabuki influence, pervasive in early Japanese silent films. Most of Murata's films are lost.

Rojo no reikion/ Souls on the Road, based on Maxim Gorky’s "Lower Depths", has four intertwining storylines, like Griffith’s Intolerance (1916).

He died at the age of 43 in 1937.

(Copyright © 2022 Piero Scaruffi | Terms of use )