Death of Yoshimitsu Morita

January 25, 1950 - December 20, 2011
Tokyo | Age 61

Award-winning Japanese director dead at 61
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YURI KAGEYAMA, The Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — Director Yoshimitsu Morita, whose films depicted the absurdity and vulnerability of everyday life in conformist Japan, has died. He was 61.

Morita, who won international acclaim over his prolific 30-year career, died Tuesday of acute liver failure at a Tokyo hospital, said Yoko Ota, spokeswoman at Toei Co., the film company behind his latest work.

Morita's movies were distinctly Japanese, depicting the fragile beauty of the...

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