films seen
7
average score
3.35*
nationality
Japan - 60 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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The good stuff

Canary

by Akihiko Shiota
Kanaria
2005 / 132m - Japan
Drama
Canary poster

A pretty challenging drama about two kids who ran away from home together. Dubious morality, powerhouse performances and strong character drama raise this film above the many Japanese dramas out there. It failed to make a big splash upon its original release, but if you think you can stomach a darker version of Koreeda's films, then you should definitely give this one a go.

Resurrection

by Akihiko Shiota
Yomigaeri
2002 / 126m - Japan
Fantasy, Romance
4.0*/5.0*
Resurrection poster

Solid pieces

Wet Woman in the Wind

by Akihiko Shiota
Kaze ni Nureta Onna
2016 / 77m - Japan
Drama, Romance
3.5*/5.0*
Wet Woman in the Wind poster

Moonlight Whispers

by Akihiko Shiota
Gekko no Sasayaki
1999 / 100m - Japan
Drama, Romance
3.5*/5.0*
Moonlight Whispers poster

The inoffensive

Gips

by Akihiko Shiota
Gipusu
2001 / 83m - Japan
Drama
3.0*/5.0*
Gips poster

Harmful Insect

by Akihiko Shiota
Gaichu
2001 / 92m - Japan
Drama
3.0*/5.0*
Harmful Insect poster

Worthy but flawed

Dororo

by Akihiko Shiota
2007 / 139m - Japan
Action, Fantasy
2.5*/5.0*
Dororo poster