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Japanese director Koji Wakamatsu passes away

By NewsDesk • Published on October 18, 2012

Koji Wakamatsu

Noted Japanese director Koji Wakamatsu, 76, passed away on October 17. He had suffered head and lower back injuries in an accident on October 12.

Born in 1936, the veteran film maker started his film career in 1963 and has 105 titles to his credit. He achieved critical acclaim for his contribution to the ‘pink film genre’ with films like Ecstasy of the Angels (1972) and Go, Go Second Time Virgin (1969).

Wakamatsu’s film 11.25 The Day He Chose His Own Fate was presented in Un Certain Regard in Cannes Film Festival 2012.

He was named the Asian Filmmaker of the year at the recently concluded Busan Film Festival.

A Special Retrospective of his films was held at the 12th Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival in New Delhi this year.

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