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A director known for the thematic and visual bleakness of his work, Aoyama often sets his films in the Kyushu region from which he hails. He graduated from Rikkyo University and became known in 1996, but it was Eureka in 2000, which won him prizes at the Cannes Film Festival. Aoyama would continue in film, but also write novels, contribute to ... See full bio »

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Known For

Yurîka
Yurîka Director
(2000)
Helpless
Helpless Director
(1996)
Tôkyô kôen
Tôkyô kôen Director
(2011)
Sheidî gurôvu
Sheidî gurôvu Director
(1999)

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 2015 Shokuzai no Sonata (TV Mini-Series)
 2013 Backwater
 2012 D x Town (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Spiders now (2012)
- Spiders Now (2012)
 2011 Tôkyô kôen
 2008 Le petit chaperon rouge (Short)
 2007 Sad Vacation
 2006 Kôrogi
 2002 Shiritsu tantei Hama Maiku (TV Series)
 2001 Desert Moon
 2000 Yurîka
 1999 June 12, 1998 (Video documentary)
 1999 Enbalming
 1997 Tsumetai chi
 1997 Wild Life
 1996 Waga mune ni kyoki ari (Video)
 1996 Chinpira
 1996 Helpless
 1995 Kyôkasho ni nai! (Video)
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Alternate Names:

Saburô Rakan
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Since many years now I happen to think of Portugal when I make my films. It's something that comes from (Manoel de) Oliveira, César Monteiro or Pedro Costa. Once in Lisbon, I understood completely why I have this influence. The Buddhist way of thinking comprehends the notion of cycle, birth and rebirth. Maybe in my previous life I have been Portuguese and lived here. (when asked how he felt about... See more »

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