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SABU

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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Known For

Posutoman burusu
Posutoman burusu Kurokawa
(1997)
Ten no Chasuke
Ten no Chasuke Director
(2015)
Monday
Monday Director
(2000)
Non-Stop
Non-Stop Actor
(1996)

Filmography

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 2016/I Silence
Samurai #1
 2010 Turning Point (TV Movie) (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 2006 Sakuran
Patron (as Sabu)
 2003 Joze to tora to sakana tachi
Patron (as Sabu)
 2001 Koroshiya 1
Kaneko (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 1997 Posutoman burusu
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 Katte ni shiyagare!! Dasshutsu keikaku (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 Bishôjo senshi Sêrâ Mûn 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 Sorobanzuku
Sabu (as Hiroki Tanaka)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Sabu | Hiroki Tanaka | Hiroyuki Tanaka
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Personal Quote:

[on Ten no Chasuke (2015)] This film actually originated with an entirely different story that I had in mind, and that story also had a yakuza as the protagonist. He gets into an accident and he's about to die, and that's when he gets the special power to heal people, and for the first time in his entire life, he learns what it feels like to make people happy, and he becomes addicted to this ... See more »

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