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Shinji Aoyama was born on July 13, 1964 in Kitakyushu, Japan. He is a director and writer, known for Eureka (2000), Helpless (1996) and Sad Vacation (2007). He is married to Maho Toyota. See full bio »

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Eureka Director
Helpless Director
Sad Vacation
Sad Vacation Director
Desert Moon
Desert Moon Director


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 2015 Shokuzai no Sonata (TV Mini-Series)
 2013 The Backwater
 2012 D x Town (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Spiders now (2012)
- Spiders Now (2012)
 2011 Tôkyô kôen
 2008 Le petit chaperon rouge (Short)
 2007 Sad Vacation
 2006 Crickets
 2002 Shiritsu tantei Hama Maiku (TV Series)
 2001 Desert Moon
 2000 Eureka
 1999 June 12, 1998 (Video documentary)
 1999 Enbalming
 1997 Tsumetai chi
 1997 Wild Life
 1996 Waga mune ni kyoki ari (Video)
 1996 Chinpira
 1996 Helpless
 1995 Kyôkasho ni nai! (Video)
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Since many years now I happen to think of Portugal when I make my films. It's something that comes from (Manoel de) Oliveira, César Monteiro or Pedro Costa. Once in Lisbon, I understood completely why I have this influence. The Buddhist way of thinking comprehends the notion of cycle, birth and rebirth. Maybe in my previous life I have been Portuguese and lived here. (when asked how he felt about... See more »

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