Yôjirô Takita

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Born in Takaoka, Toyama, Yojiro Takita came to international audiences' attention with the release of Okuribito ('Departures'), which won the Best foreign Language film awards at the Oscars in 2009. He had begun his directorial career in the 1980s with the 'chikan' ('molester') series depicting gropers in settings like trains. Still in the 'ping ... See full bio »

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Departures Director
Made in Japan Director
Comic Magazine Director


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 2008 Departures
 2007 The Battery
 2003 Onmyoji 2
 1999 Himitsu
 1999 Ojuken
 1993 Made in Japan
 1990 Byôin e ikô
 1984 The kinbaku
 1984 Goodbye Boy
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Member of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 6th Beijing International Film Festival in 2016.

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