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SABU

Japanese director/writer/actor whose often kinetic, cyberpunk style is much imitated. He expressed appreciation over the similarity of the international hit German film "Run Lola Run" (1998) to his first film as a director/writer, "Dangan Runner" (1996). When asked at the Chicago International Film Festival to recommend a film school, the black ... See full bio »

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14 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Monday
Monday Director
(2000)
Miss Zombie
Miss Zombie Director
(2013)
Ten no Chasuke
Ten no Chasuke Director
(2015)
Blessing Bell
Blessing Bell Director
(2002)

Filmography

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 2016/I Silence
Samurai #1
 2010 Turning Point (TV Movie) (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 2006 Sakuran
Patron (as Sabu)
 2003 Joze to tora to sakana tachi
Patron (as Sabu)
 2001 Koroshiya 1
Kaneko (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 1998 Anrakkî monkî
Bank Robber
 1997 Posutoman burusu
Kurokawa (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 1996 Non-Stop (as Sabu)
 1996 Don't Look Up
Sekikawa (as Sabu)
 1995 Hoshi ni negai wo (as Sabu)
 1995 Katte ni shiyagare!! Dasshutsu keikaku (TV Movie) (as Sabu)
 1994 Kiriko (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 1994 Raiden (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 1994 Zeiramu 2
Fujikuro (as Sabu)
 1994 800 Two Lap Runners
Kyoichi Nakazawa (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 1993 Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon (TV Series)
TV Executive #2
- Ai to seigi yue! Sêrâ senshi futatabi (1993) ... TV Executive #2 (voice, as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 1992 Kuma-chan (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 1991 Wârudo apâtomento horâ
Ita (as Hiroki Tanaka)
 1986 Sorobanzuku
Sabu (as Hiroki Tanaka)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Sabu | Hiroki Tanaka | Hiroyuki Tanaka
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Personal Quote:

[on Ten no Chasuke (2015)] With regard to shopping arcades, it's a frequent feature a lot of my work. It's a space that I love. Especially this shopping arcade in Okinawa was very specific and unique, because it has all these great narrow alleyways and old buildings, so it was great to capture that.[2015] See more »

Trivia:

Member of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 20th Shanghai International Film Festival in 2017.

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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