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Nobuhiko Ôbayashi (I) (1938–2020)

Nobuhiko Ôbayashi was born on January 9, 1938 in Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. He was a director and editor, known for House (1977), Labyrinth of Cinema (2019) and Hanagatami (2017). He was previously married to Kyôko Ôbayashi. He died on April 10, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. See full bio »


(age 82) in Tokyo, Japan

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Known For

House Director
Hanagatami Director
Turning Point Director


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 2017 Hanagatami
 2014 Seven Weeks
 2013 So Long! (Video)
 2004 The Reason
 2002 The Last Snow
 2001 Kokubetsu (TV Movie)
 1999 That Guy
 1998 Sada
 1998 Manuke sensei (TV Movie) (chief director)
 1996 Mikeneko Hômuzu no suiri (TV Movie)
 1995 Ashita
 1994 Turning Point
 1985 Shimaizaka
 1985 Lonelyheart
 1984 Shinjuro
 1984 Kenya Boy
 1983 Reibyo densetsu (TV Movie)
 1982 Kawaii Akuma (TV Movie)
 1978 Hito wa sore wo scandal to iu (TV Series)
 1978 Take Me Away!
 1977 House
 1972 Happy Dynanosaurus Album (Short)
 1972 Stampede Country (Documentary short)
 1971 Jeremy in Rio (Short)
 1971 Orere orara (Short)
 1968 Confession
 1966 Emotion (Short)
 1964 Complex (Short)
 1963 Nakasendô (Short)
 1963 Onomichi (Documentary short)
 1963 Remembrance (Short)
 1962 Mr. T's Afternoon (Short)
 1961 Mokuyôbi (Short)
 1960 Dandanko (Short)
 1960 The Girl in the Picture (Short)
 1957 Memories of Sleep (Short)
 1957 Youth Clouds (Short)
 1952 King Kong (Short)
 1945 The Stupid Teacher (Short)
 1944 Popeye's Treasure Island (Short)
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Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Special effects (1 credit)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
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Personal Details

Official Sites:

(in Japanese) | BFI | See more »

Alternate Names:

Nobuhiko Obayashi


Kyôko Ôbayashi  (his death)  (1 child)

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Pioneering experimental filmmaker in the 1960s, Obayashi went on direct nearly 3,000 TV commercials. See more »


A student of piano, he features the instrument prominently in numerousfilms, particularly House (1977) and The Drifting Classroom (1987).



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