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Kazuaki Kiriya is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Director of Photography and Editor Japonais born on 20 april 1968 at Asagiri (Japon)

Kazuaki Kiriya

Kazuaki Kiriya
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Birth name Kazuhiro Iwashita
Nationality Japon
Birth 20 april 1968 (51 years) at Asagiri (Japon)

Kazuaki Kiriya (紀里谷 和明, Kiriya Kazuaki), born April 20, 1968 in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, is a Japanese photographer and director of films and music videos. His birth name is Kazuhiro Iwashita (岩下 和裕, Iwashita Kazuhiro). He is represented by Paradigm Agency.

Biography

Kazuaki Kiriya fait ses débuts de réalisateur en dirigeant les clips vidéos de la célèbre chanteuse de J-pop, Utada Hikaru. En l'espace d'un peu plus d'un an (de 2001 à 2002), il réalise pas moins de quatre clips pour sa nouvelle muse :


FINAL DISTANCE
Traveling
Hikari (光)
SAKURA Drops (SAKURAドロップス)
Mais c'est en septembre 2002 que le grand public découvrira Kazuaki, alors au cœur d'une controverse majeure au pays du soleil levant. En effet, le réalisateur épouse Utada Hikaru, de quinze ans sa cadette et âgée à l'époque de 19 ans. Le couple passe outre la polémique et continue leur collaboration artistique.

Parallèlement à la réalisation de clips, Kazuaki écrit et réalise en 2004 son premier long métrage, Casshern.

Ce film futuriste et aux effets spéciaux très avancés a la particularité d'avoir été totalement tourné sur fond vert, permettant ainsi une incursion numérique importante, pour les décors notamment.
Le film fut acclamé par la critique pour sa direction artistique mais l'histoire fut sévèrement critiquée pour sa complexité.
Pour assurer la promotion du film, il obtient le concours de sa femme, Utada Hikaru, qui compose et chante la chanson thème du film : Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro. Le clip de cette chanson comportera la participation des acteurs du film.

En 2006, Utada Hikaru annonce que le 10e clip réalisé par son mari (Keep Tryin') sera le dernier de leur collaboration, par souci de diversification du panorama de la jeune chanteuse.
Tous les clips issus de leur association sont considérés par les amateurs de science fiction et de numérique comme des bijoux en matière de visuel.

Le 2 mars 2007, le couple annonce leur divorce, mettant en avant les difficultés de concilier leur vie professionnelle et personnelle.

Le réalisateur est en mars 2008 en post-production de son deuxième long métrage, Goemon, pour lequel il a la casquette de réalisateur, scénariste, directeur de la photographie, monteur et producteur. Le film est sorti dans les salles japonaises en 2009.

Usually with

Jun Kaname
Jun Kaname
(2 films)
Ryō
Ryō
(2 films)
Mayumi Sada
Mayumi Sada
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Kazuaki Kiriya (4 films)

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Actor

Goemon
Goemon (2009)
, 2h8
Directed by Kazuaki Kiriya
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Yōsuke Eguchi, Takao Osawa, Ryōko Hirosue, Tetsuji Tamayama, Jun Kaname, Susumu Terajima
Rating67% 3.3501253.3501253.3501253.3501253.350125
As a child, Ishikawa Goemon's (Yōsuke Eguchi) entire family was assassinated for political reasons. His mother (Ryo) sent Goemon away for safety minutes before he witnessed her death. Running away with his caretaker, they were attacked by bandits but he was saved by the great Nobunaga Oda (Hashinosuké Nakamura). Goemon followed Nobunaga and Hattori Hanzō (Susumu Terajima) was assigned to train him in the ways of the shinobi (ninja) along with his martial brother, Saizō (Takao Osawa).

Director

Last Knights, 1h55
Directed by Kazuaki Kiriya
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure
Actors Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman, Cliff Curtis, Ayelet Zurer, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Aksel Hennie
Rating62% 3.1007553.1007553.1007553.1007553.100755
Bartok watches over his estate, a vassal kingdom to a great empire. Protecting the Bartok clan is Commander Raiden and his elite soldiers, who also serve Bartok. Raiden is surprised when Bartok tells him he is to be his heir, and gives him a sword. The empire has become corrupt and the evil minister, Geza Mott, humiliates Bartok by beating him with a stick for failing to provide an adequate bribe, until Bartok retaliates — which is treason against the crown. Bartok is put to trial where he speaks openly of his disdain for what honour has become in the empire. He is sentenced to death and Raiden is ordered to execute his own master. Bartok's estate is divided and the Bartok clan is disbanded. Geza Mott suspects Raiden will demand vengeance, and has his trusted warrior, Ito, watch Raiden to ensure there is no possibility of revenge.
Goemon
Goemon (2009)
, 2h8
Directed by Kazuaki Kiriya
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Yōsuke Eguchi, Takao Osawa, Ryōko Hirosue, Tetsuji Tamayama, Jun Kaname, Susumu Terajima
Rating67% 3.3501253.3501253.3501253.3501253.350125
As a child, Ishikawa Goemon's (Yōsuke Eguchi) entire family was assassinated for political reasons. His mother (Ryo) sent Goemon away for safety minutes before he witnessed her death. Running away with his caretaker, they were attacked by bandits but he was saved by the great Nobunaga Oda (Hashinosuké Nakamura). Goemon followed Nobunaga and Hattori Hanzō (Susumu Terajima) was assigned to train him in the ways of the shinobi (ninja) along with his martial brother, Saizō (Takao Osawa).
Casshern
Casshern (2004)
, 2h20
Directed by Kazuaki Kiriya
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action, Horror
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Yūsuke Iseya, Kumiko Asō, Jun Kaname, Akira Terao, Susumu Terajima, Kanako Higuchi
Rating60% 3.0496553.0496553.0496553.0496553.049655
A fifty-year war between the Eastern Federation and Europa ends, with the Federation taking control of the Eurasian continent. A resistance movement rises in Zone 7 and the Federation mobilizes its military. However, the war and heavy industry have exhausted the Federation and polluted the environment.

Scriptwriter

Goemon
Goemon (2009)
, 2h8
Directed by Kazuaki Kiriya
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Yōsuke Eguchi, Takao Osawa, Ryōko Hirosue, Tetsuji Tamayama, Jun Kaname, Susumu Terajima
Roles Original Story
Rating67% 3.3501253.3501253.3501253.3501253.350125
As a child, Ishikawa Goemon's (Yōsuke Eguchi) entire family was assassinated for political reasons. His mother (Ryo) sent Goemon away for safety minutes before he witnessed her death. Running away with his caretaker, they were attacked by bandits but he was saved by the great Nobunaga Oda (Hashinosuké Nakamura). Goemon followed Nobunaga and Hattori Hanzō (Susumu Terajima) was assigned to train him in the ways of the shinobi (ninja) along with his martial brother, Saizō (Takao Osawa).
Casshern
Casshern (2004)
, 2h20
Directed by Kazuaki Kiriya
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action, Horror
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Yūsuke Iseya, Kumiko Asō, Jun Kaname, Akira Terao, Susumu Terajima, Kanako Higuchi
Rating60% 3.0496553.0496553.0496553.0496553.049655
A fifty-year war between the Eastern Federation and Europa ends, with the Federation taking control of the Eurasian continent. A resistance movement rises in Zone 7 and the Federation mobilizes its military. However, the war and heavy industry have exhausted the Federation and polluted the environment.

Producer

Goemon
Goemon (2009)
, 2h8
Directed by Kazuaki Kiriya
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Yōsuke Eguchi, Takao Osawa, Ryōko Hirosue, Tetsuji Tamayama, Jun Kaname, Susumu Terajima
Roles Producer
Rating67% 3.3501253.3501253.3501253.3501253.350125
As a child, Ishikawa Goemon's (Yōsuke Eguchi) entire family was assassinated for political reasons. His mother (Ryo) sent Goemon away for safety minutes before he witnessed her death. Running away with his caretaker, they were attacked by bandits but he was saved by the great Nobunaga Oda (Hashinosuké Nakamura). Goemon followed Nobunaga and Hattori Hanzō (Susumu Terajima) was assigned to train him in the ways of the shinobi (ninja) along with his martial brother, Saizō (Takao Osawa).

Cameraman

Casshern
Casshern (2004)
, 2h20
Directed by Kazuaki Kiriya
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action, Horror
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Yūsuke Iseya, Kumiko Asō, Jun Kaname, Akira Terao, Susumu Terajima, Kanako Higuchi
Roles Director of Photography
Rating60% 3.0496553.0496553.0496553.0496553.049655
A fifty-year war between the Eastern Federation and Europa ends, with the Federation taking control of the Eurasian continent. A resistance movement rises in Zone 7 and the Federation mobilizes its military. However, the war and heavy industry have exhausted the Federation and polluted the environment.

Editor

Goemon
Goemon (2009)
, 2h8
Directed by Kazuaki Kiriya
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Yōsuke Eguchi, Takao Osawa, Ryōko Hirosue, Tetsuji Tamayama, Jun Kaname, Susumu Terajima
Rating67% 3.3501253.3501253.3501253.3501253.350125
As a child, Ishikawa Goemon's (Yōsuke Eguchi) entire family was assassinated for political reasons. His mother (Ryo) sent Goemon away for safety minutes before he witnessed her death. Running away with his caretaker, they were attacked by bandits but he was saved by the great Nobunaga Oda (Hashinosuké Nakamura). Goemon followed Nobunaga and Hattori Hanzō (Susumu Terajima) was assigned to train him in the ways of the shinobi (ninja) along with his martial brother, Saizō (Takao Osawa).
Casshern
Casshern (2004)
, 2h20
Directed by Kazuaki Kiriya
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action, Horror
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Yūsuke Iseya, Kumiko Asō, Jun Kaname, Akira Terao, Susumu Terajima, Kanako Higuchi
Roles Editor
Rating60% 3.0496553.0496553.0496553.0496553.049655
A fifty-year war between the Eastern Federation and Europa ends, with the Federation taking control of the Eurasian continent. A resistance movement rises in Zone 7 and the Federation mobilizes its military. However, the war and heavy industry have exhausted the Federation and polluted the environment.