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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 »

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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 Self (26 credits)
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Alternate Names:

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

The biggest considerations I had were practical: how do you move such a large number of actors around a small space? So, for example, if I have to have the mother bring a pot of tea from the kitchen to the living room and serve it to the others, how do I, on a practical level, get everyone into the frame? Any decisions I made about the camera angles or movement came out of necessity, versus any ... See more »

Trivia:

Grandfather died of Alzheimer' disease when he was six years old. See more »

Trademark:

Has a sensitive and melancholic style See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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