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Sion Sono


Shion Sono is a Japanese director, writer and poet. Born in Aichi Perfecture in 1961 he started his career working as a poet before taking his first steps in film directing. As a student he shot a series of short films in Super 8 and managed to make his first feature films in the late 80s and early 90s, in which he also starred. The film that ... See full bio »

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Known For

Ai no mukidashi
Ai no mukidashi Director
(2008)
Jisatsu sâkuru
Jisatsu sâkuru Director
(2001)
Noriko no shokutaku
(2005)
Jigoku de naze warui
(2013)

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 2016 Anchiporuno
 2016 Madly (segment "Love of Love")
 2015 Rabu & Pîsu
 2014 Tokyo Tribe
 2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded (Documentary)
 2013 Minna! Esupâ dayo! (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.12 (2013)
- Episode #1.11 (2013)
- Episode #1.10 (2013)
- Episode #1.7 (2013)
- Episode #1.6 (2013)
 2012 Bad Film
 2012 Kibô no kuni
 2012 Kenkichi
 2011 Himizu
 2011 Koi no tsumi
 2007 Kaette kita jikô keisatsu (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2007)
- Episode #1.3 (2007)
 2006 Jikô keisatsu (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (2006)
 2005 Hazard
 2004 Nô-pantsu gâruzu: Movie box-ing2 (segment "Otona ni nattara")
 2003 Chichi no hi (Short)
 2002 Puromu naito
 2001 0cm4 (Short)
 2000 Utsushimi
 1998 Kaze (Short)
 1993/II Heya
 1986 Ai (Short)
 1985 Ore wa Sono Sion da! (Documentary short)
 1984 Love Songs (Short)
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Show Show Sound department (1 credit)
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Personal Quote:

All I can say is... if you're trying to compete with Hollywood, you're already losing. I think tokusatsu is the only thing that can stand on the same playing field as Hollywood. Maximizing tokusatsu is the wise way to go, not chasing Hollywood. [On the future of tokusatsu (Japanese special effects)] See more »

Trivia:

His wife, Megumi Kagurazaka, is an actress. She stars in five of his films:Tsumetai nettaigyo (2010), Koi no tsumi (2011), Himizu (2011), Kibô no kuni (2012) and Jigoku de naze warui (2013). See more »

Trademark:

The main characters of his films are often teenagers. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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