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

Resurrection

by Akihiko Shiota
Also known as
Yomigaeri
Specifics
2002 / 126m - Japan
Genre
Fantasy, Romance
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
Resurrection poster

Canary

by Akihiko Shiota
Also known as
Kanaria
Specifics
2005 / 132m - Japan
Genre
Drama
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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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.

Solid pieces

Wet Woman in the Wind

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

Moonlight Whispers

by Akihiko Shiota
Also known as
Gekko no Sasayaki
Specifics
1999 / 100m - Japan
Genre
Drama, Romance
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Moonlight Whispers poster

The inoffensive

Gips

by Akihiko Shiota
Also known as
Gipusu
Specifics
2001 / 83m - Japan
Genre
Drama
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Gips poster

Harmful Insect

by Akihiko Shiota
Also known as
Gaichu
Specifics
2001 / 92m - Japan
Genre
Drama
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Harmful Insect poster

Worthy but flawed

Dororo

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