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Hirokazu Koreeda


Born in Tokyo in 1962. Originally intended to be a novelist, but after graduating from Waseda University in 1987 went on to become an assistant director at T.V. Man Union. Snuck off set to film Mou hitotsu no kyouiku - Ina shogakkou haru gumi no kiroku (1991). His first feature, Maborosi (1995), based on a Teru Miyamoto novel and drawn from his ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 54 wins & 92 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Shoplifters Director
(2018)
Nobody Knows Director
(2004)
Still Walking Director
(2008)
(2013)

Filmography

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 2018 Shoplifters
 2015 Ishibumi (TV Movie documentary)
 2012 Going My Home (TV Mini-Series) (5 episodes)
- Episode #1.10 (2012)
- Episode #1.9 (2012)
- Episode #1.8 (2012)
- Episode #1.2 (2012)
- Episode #1.1 (2012)
 2012 Fukushima kara no messêji (Documentary short)
 2011 I Wish
 2010 Ayashiki bungô kaidan (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Nochi no hi (2010)
 2009 Air Doll
 2008 Still Walking
 2004 Nobody Knows
 2001 Distance
 1998 After Life
 1996 Without Memory (TV Movie documentary)
 1995 Maborosi
 1994 August Without Him (Documentary)
 1989 Nonfix (TV Series documentary)
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Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
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Alternate Names:

Hirokazu Kore-Eda | Hirokazu Kore-eda
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Personal Quote:

I did want to become a novelist, but the program at Waseda was pretty intense in terms of language requirements - two hours of English and four hours of Chinese. I thought, what do I need this for? So I stopped going to class. See more »

Trivia:

According to Roger Ebert, "his films embrace the mystery of life, and encourage us to think about why we are here, and what makes us truly happy". Ebert also claimed that "if anyone can be considered an heir of the great Yasujiro Ozu, it might be Hirokazu Kore-Eda". See more »

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Star Sign:

Gemini

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