Itami Juzo. Referentiality and Self-referenciality. Itami’s Career. Itami Juzo was born in 1933 as a son of Mansaku Itamai, who was a prominent film director in the silent age. At high school he met Oe Kenzaburo, who was to marry Itami’s sister.
Referentiality and Self-referenciality
Itami became a dependable supporting actor. He
also went to the US to be trained as actor at
Director of video film (V-cinema)
Reference to films of other
Self-referentiality of Itami’s films