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Sion Sono

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Born:
December 18, 1961 in Toyokawa, Aichi, Japan

Short Biography:
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 helped him reach a wider international audience and establish himself as a cult director is Love Exposure (2008) , released in 2008. Ai no mukidashi is the first installment of Sono's Trilogy of Hate followed by Cold Fish (2010) and concluded with Guilty of Romance (2011). The films of Shion Sono often tell the stories of socially marginalized teenagers or young adults who end up engaging in activities that involve murders, sexual abuse and criminal behavior. Sono's films in most of the cases contain scenes filled with graphic violence and blood that echo the long pinku eiga and anime tradition of Japanese cinema.

Anchiporuno (2016)

# 14676 IMDb

Anchiporuno (2016)

(Antiporno)

TaglineFreedom? What's that?

By Sion Sono

Drama (1h 16min)

Japan Japan

Rated 6.4 after 1,285 votes on 08-Jul-18.

Young artist Kyoko (Ami Tomite) wreaks havoc on everyone that she encounters, her worst being reserved for simpering older assistant Noriko (Mariko Trutsui), whom she routinely humiliates-or at least that's what seems to be happening, before an abrupt about-face. Outrageous rabble-rouser Sono's contribution to the Roman Porno redux series contains plenty of sex, but is also a fourth-wall (...)

Hiso hiso boshi (2015)

# 14540 IMDb

Hiso hiso boshi (2015)

(The Whispering Star)

By Sion Sono

Sci-Fi (1h 40min)

Japan Japan

Rated 6.3 after 440 votes on 19-May-18.

1 win

A feminine android delivers packages to the scattered humans in the galaxy. With years to spare the android and us have time to contemplate what it is to be human.

Jigoku de naze warui (2013)

# 12043 IMDb

Jigoku de naze warui (2013)

(Why Don't You Play in Hell?)

By Sion Sono

Action, Comedy, Drama (2h 09min)

Japan Japan

Fine! Rated 7.2 after 5,331 votes on 15-Oct-17.

8 wins & 11 nominations

A renegade film crew becomes embroiled with a yakuza clan feud.

Himizu (2011)

# 10300 IMDb

Himizu (2011)

By Sion Sono

Crime, Drama (2h 09min)

Japan Japan

Fine! Rated 7.1 after 2,285 votes on 30-Nov-16.

3 wins & 4 nominations

Sumida and his schoolmate Keiko are 14 year old school kids living a dystopian existence where each of their parents' hopes and encourages them to die. Set in tsunami-hit areas of Japan about May 2011, which is used as a backdrop, the story follows roughly that of the manga of the same name wherein Sumida fights frequently with his father, is abandoned by his mother and tends to reject friendly (...)

Koi no tsumi (2011)

# 09140 IMDb

Koi no tsumi (2011)

(Guilty of Romance)

By Sion Sono

Drama (2h 24min)

Japan Japan

Rated 6.8 after 3,469 votes on 25-Mar-18.

1 win & 1 nomination

A very subservient wife of a famous but somewhat trashy novelist living a very affluent life but not giving her any attention, sexually or in any other way with the possible exception of being extremely demanding of precision domesticity. Naturally this woman, about to turn 30 is frustrated (or rather, very confused by her situation) and when the offer of glamour modelling and a couple of (...)

Tsumetai nettaigyo (2010)

# 08620 IMDb

Tsumetai nettaigyo (2010)

(Cold Fish)

By Sion Sono

Drama, Thriller (2h 24min)

Japan Japan

Fine! Rated 7.1 after 8,909 votes on 08-May-18.

3 wins & 1 nomination

Even though the protagonist (Shamoto) is an adult, this is essentially a coming-of-age movie in a doomed world. Shamoto is introduced to Murata, a psychopath. Everyone seems to do what Murata wants them to, including Shamoto's wife and daughter. Shamoto tries to go against the grain, to say 'I don't want things to be like this.' But he finds himself alone against everything and has to learn some (...)

Tôkyô zankoku keisatsu (2008)

# 08398 IMDb

Tôkyô zankoku keisatsu (2008)

(Tokyo Gore Police)

By Yoshihiro Nishimura

Action, Horror, Sci-Fi (1h 50min)

USA USA, Japan Japan

Rated 6.0 after 9,505 votes on 02-Oct-17.

1 win

Set in a future-world vision of Tokyo where the police have been privatized and bitter self-mutilation is so casual that advertising is often specially geared to the "cutter" demographic, this is the story of samurai-sword-wielding Ruka and her mission to avenge her father's assassination. Ruka is a cop from a squad who's mission is to destroy homicidal mutant humans known as "engineers" (...)

Ai no mukidashi (2008)

# 07705 IMDb

Ai no mukidashi (2008)

(Love Exposure)

By Sion Sono

Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance (3h 57min)

Japan Japan

Fine! Rated 8.1 after 7,088 votes on 22-May-16.

14 wins & 2 nominations

The story begins with a catholic boy named Yu whose mother dies, but not before asking to him to swear that he will find a woman like the Virgin Mary to make his wife. His father out of grief dedicates himself to the priesthood, and all is well until a romantic "detour" in his life, leaves him a sin obsessed and emotionally vacant shell whose Jeremiah's and interrogations of his son become his (...)

Kimyô na sâkasu (2005)

# 13163 IMDb

Kimyô na sâkasu (2005)

(Strange Circus)

By Sion Sono

Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller (1h 48min)

Japan Japan

Fine! Rated 7.1 after 4,293 votes on 29-May-18.

1 win

In Tokyo, the twelve year-old girl Mitsuko accidentally sees her parents having sex in their bedroom and her dysfunctional and pervert father Ozawa Gozo, who is the principal of her school, forces her to see her mother Sayuri having intercourse with him hidden inside a cello case. Then Osawa rapes Mitsuko and forces her mother to see the incestuous intercourse with their daughter. Osawa lives (...)

Jisatsu saakuru (2002)

# 01741 IMDb

Jisatsu saakuru (2002)

(Suicide Club)

TaglineSore de wa minasan, sayonara [Well then, goodbye everybody.]

By Sion Sono

Horror, Mystery, Thriller (1h 39min)

Japan Japan

Rated 6.6 after 15,018 votes on 15-Sep-16.

1 win & 1 nomination

54 high school girls throw themselves in front of a subway train. This appears to be only the beginning of a string of suicides around the country. Does the new all-girl group Desert have anything to do with it? Detective Kuroda tries to find the answer, which isn't as simple as one could hope.

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