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Shion 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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 2015 Madly (completed)
 2015 Tag
 2015 Shinjuku Swan
 2015 Love & Peace
 2014 Tokyo Tribe
 2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded (Documentary)
 2013 Minna Esper 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 Kenkichi
 2011 Himizu
 2010 Cold Fish
 2008 Love Exposure
 2007 Kaette kita jikô keisatsu (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2007)
- Episode #1.3 (2007)
 2005 Hazard
 2005 Into a Dream
 2004 Nô-pantsu gâruzu: Movie box-ing2 (segment "Otona ni nattara")
 2003 Father's Day (Short)
 2002 Puromu naito
 2001 Suicide Club
 2001 0cm4 (Short)
 2000 Utsushimi
 1998 Kaze (Short)
 1995 Bad Film
 1992 The Room
 1990 Bicycle Sighs
 1986 Ai (Short)
 1985 Ore wa Sono Sion da! (Documentary short)
 1984 Love Songs (Short)
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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 »


His wife, Megumi Kagurazaka, is an actress. She stars in five of his films:Cold Fish (2010), Guilty of Romance (2011), Himizu (2011), The Land of Hope (2012) and Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2013). See more »


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

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