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Release Date:
5 August 2005 (UK) See more »
Tagline:
A look at the life and work of Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki and his impact on Japanese culture.
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2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

 
Araki ... Interviewee
Nobuyoshi Araki ... Himself

Björk ... Interviewee
Richard Kern ... Himself

Takeshi Kitano ... Interviewee
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Directed by
Travis Klose 
 
Produced by
Jason Fried .... producer
Regis Trigano .... executive producer
Dylan Verrechia .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
DJ Krush 
 
Cinematography by
Brian Burgoyne 
 
Film Editing by
Akiko Iwakawa-Grieve (co-editor)
Masako Tsumura 
 
Sound Department
Aaron Mendez .... sound designer
 
Editorial Department
Katsumi Funahashi .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Yumi Akiyama .... translator
 
Thanks
Dylan Verrechia .... special thanks
 

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USA:85 min
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Good look at an off beat character, 26 August 2007
Author: dbborroughs from Glen Cove, New York

The life and work of Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki. Mostly known for his erotic or perhaps pornographic photos its clear from this film that there is more to the man than just dirty pictures. Coming a cross as a charming rogue its clear that Araki loves what he's doing, which is photographing everyone and everything at all times. There is a comment by one of his fellow photographers to the effect that Araki is more than his erotic pictures and that there is nothing that he doesn't know about photography. Seeing his images whizzing by in the film its clear the statement is true as we see the vast range of his work that stretches from the mundane to flowers to portraits to porn to whatever else you can think of. He's an amazing man that I'm certain will worm his way into the hearts of anyone who sees the film. If there is a flaw to the film its perhaps its rapid fire, hip and happening style, which may capture Araki's manic energy, but some how short changes some of the images (and ideas) since many are too good to let get lost

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