films seen
32
average score
2.90*
nationality
Japan - 63 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Kurosawa started out directing pinkus, got big riding the Japanese horror wave and excelled with his more dramatic output. He's impossible to pigeon-hole, but still manages to have a clear signature that binds the whole of his oeuvre together.

The good stuff

Eyes of the Spider poster

Eyes of the Spider

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Kumo no Hitomi
Specifics
Japan [1998] - 83 mins
Genre
Crime
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4.0*/5.0*

The soundtrack is nice, the rhythm of the film is pretty unique and the bold approach to cutting up the story line is a refreshing change. Kurosawa proves himself an interesting director.

Loft poster

Loft

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Rofuto
Specifics
Japan, South Korea [2005] - 115 mins
Genre
Horror
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4.0*/5.0*
Bright Future poster

Bright Future

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Akarui Mirai
Specifics
Japan [2002] - 92 mins
Genre
Drama
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4.0*/5.0*

Solid pieces

Creepy poster

Creepy

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Kurîpî: Itsuwari no Rinjin
Specifics
Japan [2016] - 130 mins
Genre
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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3.5*/5.0*
The Woman in the Silver Plate poster

The Woman in the Silver Plate

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Le Secret de la Chambre Noire
Specifics
France, Belgium [2016] - 131 mins
Genre
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
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3.5*/5.0*
Journey to the Shore poster

Journey to the Shore

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Kishibe no Tabi
Specifics
Japan, France [2015] - 127 mins
Genre
Drama, Fantasy, Romance
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3.5*/5.0*
Real poster

Real

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Riaru: Kanzen Naru Kubinagaryû no Hi
Specifics
Japan [2013] - 127 mins
Genre
Drama, Sci-fi
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3.5*/5.0*
Tokyo Sonata poster

Tokyo Sonata

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Tôkyô Sonata
Specifics
Japan, Netherlands [2008] - 120 mins
Genre
Drama
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3.5*/5.0*
Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House poster

Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Umezu Kazuo: Kyôfu Gekijô - Mushi-tachi no Ie
Specifics
Japan [2005] - 51 mins
Genre
Horror
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3.5*/5.0*
Barren Illusion poster

Barren Illusion

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Ôinaru Gen'ei
Specifics
Japan [1999] - 95 mins
Genre
Drama, Romance, Sci-fi
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3.5*/5.0*
Charisma poster

Charisma

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Karisuma
Specifics
Japan [1999] - 104 mins
Genre
Drama
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3.5*/5.0*
Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself! 3: The Loot poster

Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself! 3: The Loot

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Katte ni Shiyagare!! Ôgon Keikaku
Specifics
Japan [1996] - 80 mins
Genre
Crime
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3.5*/5.0*
Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself: The Hero poster

Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself: The Hero

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Katte ni Shiyagare! Eiyu-Keikaku
Specifics
Japan [1996] - 83 mins
Genre
Crime, Comedy
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3.5*/5.0*

Remarkable TV film from Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Strong performances from Sho Aikawa, Susumu Terajima and Ren Osugi, combined with a wacky plot make for surprisingly fun film. The styling is bland, to be expected from a TV production, but the cast and plot make well up for that.

The inoffensive

Before We Vanish poster

Before We Vanish

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Sanpo Suru Shinryakusha
Specifics
Japan [2017] - 129 mins
Genre
Drama, Sci-fi
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3.0*/5.0*

Kiyoshi Kurosawa's invasion flick is not so much about aliens, instead it's more about humanity. Some nice ideas and interesting scenes, but overall the atmosphere is a little lackluster and the tone of the film is surprisingly jolly. Not his best work, but still above par.

Foreboding poster

Foreboding

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Yocho: Sanpo Suru Shinryakusha
Specifics
Japan [2017] - 60 mins
Genre
Drama
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3.0*/5.0*

Weird follow-up to Before We Vanish. It's not a sequel, not a prequel, almost a remake but not quite. Kurosawa delivers an alternate version of his previous alien film, one that shows more similarities than differences, but still works as a seperate film. The film itself is decent, but overly long.

Penance poster

Penance

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Shokuzai
Specifics
Japan [2012] - 270 mins
Genre
Mystery
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3.0*/5.0*
Retribution poster

Retribution

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Sakebi
Specifics
Japan [2006] - 104 mins
Genre
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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3.0*/5.0*
Doppelganger poster

Doppelganger

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Dopperugenga
Specifics
Japan [2003] - 107 mins
Genre
Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller
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3.0*/5.0*
License to Live poster

License to Live

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Ningen Gokaku
Specifics
Japan [1998] - 109 mins
Genre
Drama, Comedy
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3.0*/5.0*
Door 3 poster

Door 3

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Doa 3
Specifics
Japan [1996] - 89 mins
Genre
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi
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3.0*/5.0*
Yakuza Taxi poster

Yakuza Taxi

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
893 Taxi
Specifics
Japan [1994] - 79 mins
Genre
Comedy, Crime
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3.0*/5.0*
The Guard from the Underground poster

The Guard from the Underground

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Jigoku no Keibiin
Specifics
Japan [1992] - 96 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama, Horror
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3.0*/5.0*

Worthy but flawed

Seventh Code poster

Seventh Code

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Sebunsu Kôdo
Specifics
Japan [2013] - 60 mins
Genre
Mystery, Thriller
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2.5*/5.0*
Pulse poster

Pulse

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Kairo
Specifics
Japan [2001] - 119 mins
Genre
Horror, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller
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2.5*/5.0*
Serpent's Path poster

Serpent's Path

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Hebi no Michi
Specifics
Japan [1998] - 85 mins
Genre
Crime
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2.5*/5.0*
The Revenge: The Scar That Never Fades poster

The Revenge: The Scar That Never Fades

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Fukushu the Revenge Kienai Kizuato
Specifics
Japan [1997] - 83 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Thriller
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2.5*/5.0*
The Revenge: A Visit from Fate poster

The Revenge: A Visit from Fate

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Fukushu: Kienai Shokon
Specifics
Japan [1996] - 83 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Thriller
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2.5*/5.0*

Dubious filler

Sweet Home poster

Sweet Home

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Sûîto Homu
Specifics
Japan [1989] - 100 mins
Genre
Horror
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2.0*/5.0*

Plain forgettable

Seance poster

Seance

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Kôrei
Specifics
Japan [2000] - 118 mins
Genre
Drama, Horror, Thriller
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1.5*/5.0*
Cure poster

Cure

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Kyua
Specifics
Japan [1997] - 111 mins
Genre
Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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1.5*/5.0*

Big nopes

The Excitement of the Do-Re-Mi-Fa Girl poster

The Excitement of the Do-Re-Mi-Fa Girl

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Do-re-mi-fa-Musume no Chi Wa Sawagu
Specifics
Japan [1985] - 83 mins
Genre
Comedy, Musical
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1.0*/5.0*

Irritation overload

Kandagawa Wars poster

Kandagawa Wars

by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Also known as
Kanda-gawa Inran Senso
Specifics
Japan [1983] - 60 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama
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0.5*/5.0*