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Hirokazu Koreeda


Born in Tokyo in 1962. Originally intended to be a novelist, but after graduating from Waseda University in 1987 went on to become an assistant director at T.V. Man Union. Snuck off set to film Lessons from a Calf (1991). His first feature, Maborosi (1995), based on a Teru Miyamoto novel and drawn from his own experiences while filming August ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 59 wins & 93 nominations. See more awards »

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Shoplifters Director
(2018)
Nobody Knows Director
(2004)
Still Walking Director
(2008)
(2013)

Filmography

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 2018 Shoplifters
 2015 Ishibumi (TV Movie documentary)
 2012 Going My Home (TV Mini-Series) (5 episodes)
- Episode #1.10 (2012)
- Episode #1.9 (2012)
- Episode #1.8 (2012)
- Episode #1.2 (2012)
- Episode #1.1 (2012)
 2012 The Message from Fukushima (Documentary short)
 2011 I Wish
 2010 Kaidan Horror Classics (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Dead Son (2010)
 2009 Air Doll
 2008 Still Walking
 2006 Hana
 2004 Nobody Knows
 2001 Distance
 1998 After Life
 1996 Without Memory (TV Movie documentary)
 1995 Maborosi
 1994 August Without Him (Documentary)
 1991 However... (Documentary)
 1991 Lessons from a Calf (Documentary)
 1989 Nonfix (TV Series documentary)
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Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Self (27 credits)
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KORE-EDA Hirokazu

Alternate Names:

Hirokazu Kore-Eda | Hirokazu Kore-eda
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Personal Quote:

The biggest considerations I had were practical: how do you move such a large number of actors around a small space? So, for example, if I have to have the mother bring a pot of tea from the kitchen to the living room and serve it to the others, how do I, on a practical level, get everyone into the frame? Any decisions I made about the camera angles or movement came out of necessity, versus any ... See more »

Trivia:

Feels influenced by Ken Loach. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently casts Kirin Kiki and Susumu Terajima, as of 2018, both of whom have appeared in six of Kore-eda's films. See more »

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