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Hirokazu Kore-eda is a Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Editor and Art Direction Japonais born on 6 june 1962 at Tokyo (Japon)

Hirokazu Kore-eda

Hirokazu Kore-eda
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Nationality Japon
Birth 6 june 1962 (57 years) at Tokyo (Japon)

Hirokazu Koreeda (是枝 裕和, Koreeda Hirokazu, born June 6, 1962) is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter and editor.

He was described by Thoughtcatalog as "one of the best contemporary Asian directors working today."

Biography

Né à Tokyo, sa mère est cinéphile, et lui montre de nombreux films pendant son enfance dont ceux d'Ingrid Bergman, Joan Fontaine ou Vivien Leigh. Son père a été soldat de l'armée japonaise de Manchourie à l'âge de 20 ans. Il est fait prisonnier par les russes à la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, puis envoyé en camp de travail en Sibérie, libéré au début 1950, mais il ne se remettra jamais de cette épreuve, ne trouvant pas de travail stable.
Kore-eda découvre le cinéma de Fellini, en particulier La Strada et les Nuits de Cabiria et européen Truffaut et Rossellini alors qu'il étudie la littérature et l'écriture de scénarios à l'université Waseda sous la direction du professeur Iwamoto Kenji avec lequel il passe sa thèse consacrée à l'écriture de scénario. Il s'intéresse alors également au théâtre.

Best films

Like Father, Like Son (2013)
(Director)
Shoplifters (2018)
(Director)

Usually with

Kirin Kiki
Kirin Kiki
(6 films)
Arata Iura
Arata Iura
(4 films)
Yui Natsukawa
Yui Natsukawa
(4 films)
Ryō Kase
Ryō Kase
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Hirokazu Kore-eda (14 films)

Display filmography as list

Director

The Truth
The Truth (2019)
, 1h46
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke, Ludivine Sagnier, Alain Libolt, Christian Crahay
Rating64% 3.2454853.2454853.2454853.2454853.245485
Grande star de cinéma, Fabienne change la perception que le public a d'elle en publiant ses mémoires. À sa demande, sa fille installée aux États-Unis revient en France avec sa famille. La relation entre les deux femmes a toujours été difficile, et les retrouvailles vont être douloureuses.
Shoplifters, 2h1
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Sakura Andō, Mayu Matsuoka, Kirin Kiki, Miyu Sasaki, Sōsuke Ikematsu, Chizuru Ikewaki
Rating79% 3.9996353.9996353.9996353.9996353.999635
À Tokyo, un groupe vit pauvrement dans une maison en désordre : Osamu (qui travaille sur un chantier de construction et qui se blessera sans pouvoir prétendre à des indemnités), sa femme Nobuyo (qui travaille dans une blanchisserie industrielle et qui subira une compression de personnel), Aki (qui travaille en cabine privative de peep show dans un hostess et host club), Shōta (un garçon) et Hatsue (une vielle dame qui est propriétaire de la maison).
The Third Murder, 2h4
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Masaharu Fukuyama, Kōji Yakusho, Suzu Hirose, Yuki Saitō
Rating66% 3.3480853.3480853.3480853.3480853.348085
Un homme d'une soixantaine d'années, Misumi, tue le patron qui vient de le licencier sur les berges d'un fleuve, puis brûle son corps.
After the Storm
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Origin Japon
Genres Drama
Actors Hiroshi Abe, Kirin Kiki, Yōko Maki, Satomi Kobayashi, Sōsuke Ikematsu, Mickey Curtis
Rating73% 3.697833.697833.697833.697833.69783
Ryôta, auteur d'un roman à succès, est détective privé pour subvenir à ses besoins et pour payer la pension alimentaire de son fils de onze ans. Il s'efforce de trouver de l'argent en jouant à la loterie et en pariant sur les courses cyclistes. Lors d'un typhon annoncé sur la ville, il est coincé dans l'appartement de sa mère, avec son ex-femme et son fils. Ils vont tenter de se reconnecter.
Our Little Sister, 2h6
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho, Suzu Hirose, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Ryō Kase
Rating74% 3.7497753.7497753.7497753.7497753.749775
Le film raconte l'histoire de trois sœurs d'une vingtaine d'années qui vivent ensemble à Kamakura et qui, après la mort de leur père, décident de renoncer à son héritage mais de recueillir leur demi-sœur âgée de 14 ans pour vivre avec elle dans la maison familiale. Le film étudie les relations qui se créent entre les trois soeurs ainées et la "petite soeur".
Like Father, Like Son, 2h1
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Origin Japon
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Films about families
Actors Masaharu Fukuyama, Yōko Maki, Jun Kunimura, Kirin Kiki, Machiko Ono, Isao Natsuyagi
Rating77% 3.897793.897793.897793.897793.89779
Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman who is focused so much on work that he neglects his wife, Midori, and son, Keita. Upon his return home one day, Midori tells him that the hospital where Keita was born needs to speak to them urgently, and Ryota senses trouble. After arriving at the hospital, the couple learns that their biological son Ryusei was accidentally switched with Keita after birth, and after DNA tests prove the error, they must now make a life-changing decision to either keep Keita, the boy they raised as their own son, or switch him for their true son.
I Wish
I Wish (2011)
, 2h8
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Origin Japon
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families, Seafaring films, Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Nene Ōtsuka, Joe Odagiri, Kanna Hashimoto, Yui Natsukawa, Hiroshi Abe, Masami Nagasawa
Rating73% 3.697473.697473.697473.697473.69747
Koichi vit avec sa mère à Kagoshima, séparé de son frère Ryûnosuke à la suite du divorce de leurs parents. Ryûnosuke vit avec son père dans une ville éloignée mais les deux frères gardent contact et complicité. Ils ont la nostalgie de leur vie d'avant et souhaiteraient être à nouveau une famille unie de quatre personnes. L'inauguration prochaine du Shinkansen dans l'île de Kyushu les amène à croire que leur vœu se réalisera s'il est exprimé au moment et à l'endroit où les deux premiers trains à grande vitesse se croiseront sur ce trajet. C'est le cadre d'un voyage initiatique des deux frères et de leurs amis.
Air Doll
Air Doll (2009)
, 2h5
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Origin Japon
Genres Drama
Actors Bae Doona, Arata Iura, Itsuji Itao, Joe Odagiri, Sumiko Fuji, Susumu Terajima
Rating68% 3.448893.448893.448893.448893.44889
Middle-aged Hideo lives alone with an inflatable sex doll he calls Nozomi. The doll is his closest companion; he dresses it up, talks to it over dinner, takes it out for walks in a wheelchair, and has sexual intercourse with it.
Still Walking, 1h54
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Origin Japon
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families
Actors Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa, You, Yoshio Harada, Kazuya Takahashi, Kirin Kiki
Rating79% 3.996913.996913.996913.996913.99691
The Yokoyama family come together every year to commemorate the death of the eldest son, Junpei, who drowned accidentally 15 years ago while saving the life of another boy. His father Kyohei, a retired doctor, and mother Toshiko are joined by their surviving son Ryota, who has recently married a widow with a young son, and their daughter Chinami, her husband and their children. The family share nostalgia, humour, sadness and tension as memories are shared and ceremonies performed.
Hana
Hana (2006)
, 2h7
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Action, Historical
Actors Junichi Okada, Rie Miyazawa, Tadanobu Asano, Katsuo Nakamura, Susumu Terajima, Yoshio Harada
Rating66% 3.347043.347043.347043.347043.34704
Au début du XVIIIe siècle, Aoki Souzaemon, un Samouraï, recherche l'homme qui a tué son père. Mais le jeune homme est bientôt rongé par le doute : doit-on à tout prix se venger ? N'est-il pas préférable de mener une vie tranquille auprès de ceux qu'on aime ?
Nobody Knows, 2h21
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Origin Japon
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Seafaring films, Transport films, L'enfance marginalisée
Actors Yūya Yagira, You, Ryō Kase, Kenichi Endō, Susumu Terajima
Rating80% 4.04924.04924.04924.04924.0492
Nobody Knows tells the story of four siblings and their young mother who move into a small apartment in Tokyo. The film begins when the family is moving into a small rented apartment. Only the eldest, Akira is known to the landlord, while Shigeru and Yuki hide in separate luggage. The elder sister, Kyōko, comes separately by train. All the children have different fathers. They are not allowed to go to school or to be seen by others, and only Akira is allowed to go outside. Yet, the family seems to be happy.
Distance
Distance (2001)
, 2h12
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Arata Iura, Yūsuke Iseya, Susumu Terajima, Yui Natsukawa, Tadanobu Asano, Kenichi Endō
Rating69% 3.495833.495833.495833.495833.49583
Members of a cult, modeled on Aum Shinrikyo, sabotage a city's water supply, then commit mass suicide near the shores of a lake. Family members (the credited cast, minus Asano) of the perpetrators meet at the lake to observe the anniversary of their loved ones' deaths. They meet a former member of the cult (Asano), who had trained for the water sabotage attack but defected at the last minute. He leads them to the cabin he's currently holed up in, where he and the deceased cult members had trained for the attack, and they pass the night reminiscing about those they'd known and lost, shown cinematically through improvised dialogues and flashbacks. Sakata, the aforementioned surviving cult and last to see most of the departed alive, and Atsushi (Arata) interrogate one another about Yûko (played by actress/model Ryo), Atsushi's sister, whom Sakata had asked to run away with him the night before the attack.
After Life
After Life (1998)
, 1h48
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Actors Arata Iura, Susumu Terajima, Takashi Naitō, Kyōko Kagawa, Taketoshi Naito, Yūsuke Iseya
Rating76% 3.846073.846073.846073.846073.84607
Koreeda's After Life is set in a waystation where the souls of the recently deceased are processed before entering heaven. "Heaven," for the film, is a single happy memory from one's life, re-experienced for eternity.
Maborosi
Maborosi (1995)
, 1h50
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Makiko Esumi, Tadanobu Asano, Takashi Naitō, Akira Emoto, Naomi Watanabe, Mutsuko Sakura
Rating74% 3.746663.746663.746663.746663.74666
Yumiko (Esumi) and Ikuo (Asano) are a young Osaka couple who have a new baby. One day Ikuo is walking along the tracks and is hit by a train. It seems like he may have done this deliberately yet there is no apparent motive. A few years pass. Yumiko agrees to an arranged marriage with a widower, Tamio (Naitō), and she and Yuichi (her son, now played by Gohki Kashima) move to Tamio's house in a rustic village on the Sea of Japan coast, shot on location in Wajima, on the Noto Peninsula (the actual location where the film was shot is Uniumachi about 5 km west from Wajima along the coast, map location: 37.400260N, 136.

Scriptwriter

The Truth
The Truth (2019)
, 1h46
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke, Ludivine Sagnier, Alain Libolt, Christian Crahay
Rating64% 3.2454853.2454853.2454853.2454853.245485
Grande star de cinéma, Fabienne change la perception que le public a d'elle en publiant ses mémoires. À sa demande, sa fille installée aux États-Unis revient en France avec sa famille. La relation entre les deux femmes a toujours été difficile, et les retrouvailles vont être douloureuses.