Sion Sono

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Shion Sono is a Japanese director, writer and poet. Born in Aichi Perfecture in 1961 he started his career working as a poet before taking his first steps in film directing. As a student he shot a series of short films in Super 8 and managed to make his first feature films in the late 80s and early 90s, in which he also starred. The film that ... See full bio »

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 2021 Prisoners of the Ghostland (directed by)
 2020 Red Post on Escher Street (as Shion Sono)
 2020 Kokoduna 19-ji (Short)
 2018 The Bastard and the Beautiful World (segment "Don't Shoot the Pianist!")
 2017 Tokyo Vampire Hotel (TV Mini Series) (9 episodes)
- Episode 8 Part 2 (2017)
- Episode 8 Part 1 (2017)
- Episode 7 (2017)
- Episode 6 (2017)
- Episode 5 (2017)
 2016 Antiporno
 2016 Madly (segment "Love of Love")
 2015 All Esper Dayo! ~The Lust-filled Love Wars~ (TV Mini Series) (supervising director)
 2015 Tag
 2015 Shinjuku Swan
 2015 Love & Peace
 2014 Tokyo Tribe
 2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded (Documentary) (segment ": "My Future is Cinema's Future")
 2013 Everyone Is Psychic! (TV Mini Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.12 (2013)
- Episode #1.11 (2013)
- Episode #1.10 (2013)
- Episode #1.7 (2013)
- Episode #1.6 (2013)
 2012 Kenkichi
 2012 Bad Film
 2011 Themis
 2010 Cold Fish
 2008 Love Exposure
 2007 Before Prescription Police (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2007)
- Episode #1.3 (2007)
 2005 Hazard
 2005 Into a Dream
 2004 No-Pants Girls: Movie Box-ing2 (segment "Otona ni nattara")
 2003 Father's Day (Short)
 2002 Prom Night
 2001 Suicide Club
 2001 0cm4 (Short)
 2000 The Real Body
 1999 Depression
 1998 Wind (Short)
 1997 I Am Keiko
 1995 Vagina and Virgin (Short)
 1992 The Room
 1990 Bicycle Sighs
 1986 Love (Documentary short)
 1985 I Am Sono Sion! (Documentary short)
 1984 Love Songs (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Shion Sono


5' 10¾" (1.8 m)


Megumi Kagurazaka  (1 child)


Sono, Izumi | Sono, Otomi

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Japanese movies - almost all I don't like. I don't like. Because almost all Japanese movies are love drama, crying drama, and...sickness movie. See more »


His wife, Megumi Kagurazaka, is an actress. She has starred in ten of his films: Cold Fish (2010), Guilty of Romance (2011), Themis (2011), The Land of Hope (2012), all four versions of Everyone Is Psychic! (2013), Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2013), Love & Peace (2015), The Whispering Star (2015), both versions of Tokyo Vampire Hotel (2017), and the first short "Don't Shoot the Pianist!" of ... See more »


The main characters of his films are often teenagers. See more »

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