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Japanese director/writer/actor whose often kinetic, cyberpunk style is much imitated. He expressed appreciation over the similarity of the international hit German film "Run Lola Run" (1998) to his first film as a director/writer, "Dangan Runner" (1996). When asked at the Chicago International Film Festival to recommend a film school, the black ... See full bio »

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Postman Blues
Postman Blues Kurokawa
Chasuke's Journey
Monday Director
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 2010 Turning Point (TV Movie) (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 2006 Sakuran
Patron (as Sabu)
 2003 Josee, the Tiger and the Fish
Patron (as Sabu)
 2001 Ichi the Killer
Kaneko (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 1997 Postman Blues
Kurokawa (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 1996 Non-Stop (as Sabu)
 1996 Don't Look Up
Sekikawa (as Sabu)
 1995 Hoshi ni negai wo (as Sabu)
 1995 Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself!! The Escape (TV Movie) (as Sabu)
 1994 Kiriko (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 1994 Raiden (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 1994 Zeiramu 2
Fujikuro (as Sabu)
 1994 800 Two Lap Runners
Kyoichi Nakazawa (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 1993 Sailor Moon R (TV Series)
TV Executive #2
- Ai to seigi yue! Sêrâ senshi futatabi (1993) ... TV Executive #2 (voice, as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 1992 Kuma-chan (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 1991 Wârudo apâtomento horâ
Ita (as Hiroki Tanaka)
 1986 For Business
Sabu (as Hiroki Tanaka)
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Sabu | Hiroki Tanaka | Hiroyuki Tanaka

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Of course, there were a lot of masterpieces in the world, and I'm sure a lot of people have these preconceived notions about what a film is supposed to be, but I've been making my films by breaking down those preconceived notions, to try to create something that was newer and freer. I would advise the same for your readers; forgo preconceived notions and try to be more free and try to create ... See more »

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