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Sion Sono is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Sound Japonais born on 18 december 1961 at Toyokawa (Japon)

Sion Sono

Sion Sono
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Nationality Japon
Birth 18 december 1961 (58 years) at Toyokawa (Japon)

Sion Sono (園 子温, Sono Shion, born December 20, 1961) is a Japanese filmmaker and poet.

Biography

Il publie ses premiers poèmes à l'âge de 17 ans, puis entre à l'université Hōsei, à Tokyo. C'est là qu'il commence à réaliser des films, des courts-métrages en premier lieu. En 1987, Otoko no Hanamichi, film qu'il a co-écrit, réalisé et dans lequel il a joué, obtient le 4e grand prix du festival du film Pia. Ce prix, assorti d'une bourse, lui permet de tourner son premier long-métrage, Bicycle Sighs (Jitensha toiki), sorti en 1990.

Parallèlement à sa carrière de réalisateur, Sion Sono poursuit son engagement dans le mouvement Tokyo GAGAGA, dont il est le leader, et qui organise des happenings dans les rues de Tokyo. Pendant plusieurs jours, les membres du groupe défilent dans la rue en hurlant de la poésie pour exprimer le mal-être de la société tokyoïte dans les années 1990. C'est d'ailleurs avec cette bande de jeunes qu'il va tourner Bad film en 1995, projet abandonné un temps pour raisons financières et qu'il ne pourra finir de monter qu'en 2013.

Le réalisateur ne se démarquera pas de ses premiers élans poétiques et anticonformistes, qui font de lui un cinéaste singulier, n'hésitant pas à insérer des poèmes dans ses films ou à les faire durer quatre heures (pour Love Exposure).

Usually with

Denden
Denden
(5 films)
Tsugumi
Tsugumi
(3 films)
Jun Murakami
Jun Murakami
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sion Sono (19 films)

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Actor

Tokyo Gore Police, 1h49
Directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Eihi Shiina, Itsuji Itao, Tak Sakaguchi, Shun Sugata, Ayano Yamamoto, Takashi Shimizu
Rating59% 2.95032.95032.95032.95032.9503
The film is set in a near future chaotic Japan. A mad scientist known as "Key Man" has created a virus that mutates humans into monstrous creatures called "Engineers" that sprout bizarre weapons from any injury. The Tokyo Police Force has been privatized to deal with this new threat of engineers, so a special squad of officers called "Engineer Hunters" are created to deal with them. However, unlike the average police force, the Engineer Hunters are a private quasi-military force that utilize violence, sadism, and streetside executions to maintain law and order.
Otaku
Otaku (1994)
, 2h48
Directed by Jackie Bastide, Jean-Jacques Beineix
Origin France
Genres Documentary, Historical
Actors Sion Sono
Roles Himself
Rating70% 3.5160753.5160753.5160753.5160753.516075
Le mot "Otaku" désignant des collectionneurs ou des personnes passionnés, est apparu dans les années 1980 au Japon.

Director

Prisoners of the Ghostland
Directed by Sion Sono
Origin Japon
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Actors Nicolas Cage, Imogen Poots, Sofia Boutella, Ed Skrein, Bill Moseley, Nick Cassavetes

Un criminel a pour mission de retrouver et de sauver une jeune fille kidnappée dans un univers surnaturel appelé le « Ghostland » où ils devront briser la malédiction qui les garde prisonniers de mystérieux revenants.
Tag
Tag (2015)
, 1h25
Directed by Sion Sono
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Reina Triendl, Mariko Shinoda, Erina Mano, Takumi Saito
Rating61% 3.050263.050263.050263.050263.05026
Sur une verdoyante route de montagne, un bus transporte un groupe de lycéennes en voyage scolaire. Alors qu'elles bavardent joyeusement, une attaque surnaturelle frappe le bus et le coupe en deux. Seule Mitsuko en réchappe. Sa course pour échapper au danger se transforme en marathon contre l'absurde.
The Whispering Star, 1h41
Directed by Sion Sono
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Actors Megumi Kagurazaka
Rating62% 3.1380353.1380353.1380353.1380353.138035
Un vaisseau spatial de la forme d’un bungalow japonais traverse la galaxie. À son bord, une humanoïde nommée Yoko, sorte de livreuse UPS interstellaire. Son boulot est simple : distribuer des colis aux êtres humains disséminés sur diverses planètes. Mais avec autant de temps libre entre chaque livraison, elle commence à se demander ce que contiennent ces paquets.
Why Don't You Play in Hell?, 2h9
Directed by Sion Sono
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action
Themes Films about films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Yakuza films, Gangster films
Actors Shinichi Tsutsumi, Jun Kunimura, Gen Hoshino, Akihiro Kitamura, Fumi Nikaidō, Hiroki Hasegawa
Rating72% 3.600373.600373.600373.600373.60037
There's a war going on, but that won't stop the inexperienced but eager wannabe film crew The Fuck Bombers from following their dreams of making the ultimate action epic. Ten years ago, yakuza mid-boss Ikegami led an assault against rival don Muto. Now, on the eve of his revenge, all Muto wants to do is complete his masterpiece, a feature film with his daughter in the starring role, before his wife is released from prison. And The Fuck Bombers are standing by with the chance of a lifetime: to film a real, live yakuza battle to the death on 35mm.
The Land of Hope, 2h13
Directed by Sion Sono
Origin Japon
Genres Drama
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Disaster films, Films about earthquakes
Actors Jun Murakami, Isao Natsuyagi, Megumi Kagurazaka, Denden, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Yūsuke Iseya
Rating65% 3.295793.295793.295793.295793.29579
Un séisme affecte le Japon entraînant l'explosion d'une centrale nucléaire. Dans un petit village appelé de façon fictive Nagashima, un couple de fermiers mène une existence des plus paisibles et s'accroche à sa propriété malgré les consignes des autorités qui définissent un périmètre de sécurité coupant en deux la localité. Fils et belle-fille partent, quant à eux, vers un autre village, où, Izumi, la jeune épouse, découvre qu'elle va mettre au monde un enfant. Un film évoquant la catastrophe du 11 mars 2011 à Fukushima.
Himizu
Himizu (2011)
, 2h8
Directed by Sion Sono
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Disaster films, Films about earthquakes
Actors Shota Sometani, Fumi Nikaidō, Megumi Kagurazaka, Tarō Suwa, Asuka Kurosawa, Denden
Rating70% 3.54833.54833.54833.54833.5483
Deux adolescents tourmentés dans le Japon post-tsunami s'embarquent dans une spirale de violence...
Guilty of Romance, 2h24
Directed by Sion Sono
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Miki Mizuno, Megumi Kagurazaka, Kanji Tsuda, Naoko Watanabe
Rating68% 3.4007753.4007753.4007753.4007753.400775
A grisly murder occurs in Maruyama-cho, Shibuya, Tokyo – a love hotel district – a woman was found dead in a derelict apartment. Whilst the police investigate, the story interweaves with that of Izumi, the wife of a famous romantic novelist whose life seems just a daily repetition without romance. One day, to break away from the loveless monotony, she decides to follow her desires and accepts a job as a nude model enacting sex in front of the camera. Soon she meets with a mentor and starts selling her body to strangers, whilst at home she hides behind the facade that she is still the wife she is supposed to be.
Cold Fish
Cold Fish (2010)
, 2h26
Directed by Sion Sono
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Megumi Kagurazaka, Denden, Asuka Kurosawa
Rating70% 3.546693.546693.546693.546693.54669
Shamoto tient une boutique de poissons tropicaux. Sa deuxième femme ne s’entend guère avec sa fille, Mitsuko, et cela lui fait peur. Un jour, prise en flagrant délit de vol dans un supermarché, Mitsuko va trouver en la personne de Mr Murata, non seulement un sauveur, mais aussi un homme exerçant le même métier que son père mais à grande échelle. Il poussera même la bonté jusqu’à lui offrir un travail dans son magasin. Mais Mr. Murata, sous ses manières attentionnées, cache de nombreux sombres secrets…
Be Sure to Share, 1h48
Directed by Sion Sono
Genres Drama
Actors Eiji Okuda, Ayumi Itō, Akira, Keiko Takahashi, Sōsuke Takaoka, Denden
Rating69% 3.482793.482793.482793.482793.48279
Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble Shiro faced connecting to his strict father who was also his teacher and soccer coach. With a consuming secret of his own, Shiro, now in his late 20s and about to get engaged, must eventually learn how to share it with his loved ones.
Love Exposure, 3h57
Directed by Sion Sono
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Action, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, Transport films, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Takahiro Nishijima, Hikari Mitsushima, Sakura Andō, Itsuji Itao, Makiko Watanabe, Rika Kawamura
Rating80% 4.049134.049134.049134.049134.04913
The story follows Yū Honda (Takahiro Nishijima), a young teenage Catholic attempting to live his life in a faithful and orderly manner. His father, Tetsu, has become a devout Catholic priest following the death of Yū's mother, and operates his own church. Yū's father asks Yū to confess his sins, but Yū believes he is a good person, who has little to confess. At first he makes up sins, but his father sees right through him, and Yū sets out to commit real sins. Because of this, he falls in with a questionable crowd.
Exte: Hair Extensions, 1h48
Directed by Sion Sono
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Comedy horror films, Films about child abuse
Actors Chiaki Kuriyama, Ren Osugi, Megumi Sato, Tsugumi, Hikari Mitsushima
Rating62% 3.1474053.1474053.1474053.1474053.147405
In a shipping container, customs agents discover a huge amount of human hair used as materials for hair extensions, along with the dead body of a young girl with a shaved head. The corpse is transported to the morgue, where the results of the autopsy determine that the girl's internal organs have been harvested, the victim of a black market human organ racketeering ring. The morgue night watchman, a closet tricophile named Yamazaki (Ren Osugi), is infatuated by her beautiful hair and steals the body away to his home. He finds that the girl's body has begun to grow hair—from her head, vacant eye sockets, tongue, and various open wounds. He is delighted and encourages it to grow, harvesting it to make hair extensions to sell. However, the hair controls and kills its wearers, causing them to experience the dying memories of the corpse girl, including the last thing she sees on the bloody operating table: the smiling mouth of the man who killed her.