films seen
14
average score
3.14*
nationality
Japan - 55 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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A versatile and unique director who regularly alternates between drama, crime and thriller. Aoyama's style is difficult to capture in a few words, except that the quality of his work is pretty consistent. A hidden gem of Japanese cinema.

The good stuff

Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachthani? poster

Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachthani?

by Shinji Aoyama
Also know as
Eri Eri Rema Sabakutani
Specifics
Japan [2005] - 107 mins
Genre
Music, Sci-fi
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4.0

Solid pieces

Sad Vacation poster

Sad Vacation

by Shinji Aoyama
Specifics
Japan [2007] - 136 mins
Genre
Drama
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3.5
Lakeside Murder Case poster

Lakeside Murder Case

by Shinji Aoyama
Also know as
Reikusaido Mada Kesu
Specifics
Japan [2004] - 118 mins
Genre
Mystery
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3.5
Mike Yokohama: A Forest with No Name poster

Mike Yokohama: A Forest with No Name

by Shinji Aoyama
Also know as
Siritsutantei Hama Maiku: Namae no Nai Mori
Specifics
Japan [2002] - 71 mins
Genre
Crime
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3.5
Eureka poster

Eureka

by Shinji Aoyama
Also know as
Yûrika
Specifics
Japan, France [2000] - 217 mins
Genre
Drama
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3.5
Wild Life poster

Wild Life

by Shinji Aoyama
Specifics
Japan [1997] - 102 mins
Genre
Comedy, Thriller
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3.5
An Obsession poster

An Obsession

by Shinji Aoyama
Also know as
Tsumetai Chi
Specifics
Japan [1997] - 109 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama
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3.5
Helpless poster

Helpless

by Shinji Aoyama
Specifics
Japan [1996] - 80 mins
Genre
Crime
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3.5

The inoffensive

Dog-Eat-Dog poster

Dog-Eat-Dog

by Shinji Aoyama
Also know as
Tomogui
Specifics
Japan [2013] - 102 mins
Genre
Drama
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3.0
Desert Moon poster

Desert Moon

by Shinji Aoyama
Also know as
Tsuki no Sabaku
Specifics
Japan [2001] - 131 mins
Genre
Drama
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3.0
A Cop, a Bitch and a Killer poster

A Cop, a Bitch and a Killer

by Shinji Aoyama
Also know as
Waga Mune Ni Kyoki Ari
Specifics
Japan [1996] - 92 mins
Genre
Crime, Action
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3.0
Chinpira: Two Punks poster

Chinpira: Two Punks

by Shinji Aoyama
Specifics
Japan [1996] - 101 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama
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3.0

Worthy but flawed

Tokyo Park poster

Tokyo Park

by Shinji Aoyama
Also know as
Tokyo Kouen
Specifics
Japan [2011] - 119 mins
Genre
Drama
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2.5

Big nopes

Shady Grove poster

Shady Grove

by Shinji Aoyama
Also know as
Sheidî Gurôvu
Specifics
Japan [1999] - 99 mins
Genre
Drama, Romance
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