Search results for "Sion Sono"


Ore wa Sono Sion da! (1985)

Sono's first film, 30 minutes long and shot on 8mm. A free-wheeling intimate cinematic journal in which the artist contemplates his life as he approaches his birthday.  (more)

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The Sion Sono (2016)

The ever-evolving Sion Sono, who burst onto the Japanese film scene with "I Am Sion Sono!!" in 1984, has made a name for himself in world cinema as a numerous award-winner, ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Arata Oshima
CAST:  Sion Sono  •  Shôta Sometani  •  Fumi Nikaidô  •  Megumi Kagurazaka

Suicide Club (2001) RT 50% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Nov 2003

When 54 high school girls throw themselves in front of a subway train it appears to be only the beginning of a string of suicides around the country. Does the new all-girl ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sion Sono
CAST:  Ryo Ishibashi  •  Akaji Maro  •  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Sayako Hagiwara

Noriko's Dinner Table (2005) RT 64% / Audience 80%

DVD release: May 2008

A teenager called Noriko Shimabara runs away from her family in Tokoyama, to meet Kumiko, the leader of an Internet BBS, Haikyo.com. She becomes involved with Kumiko's "family ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Foreign • Horror
DIRECTION:  Sion Sono
CAST:  Kazue Fukiishi  •  Tsugumi  •  Yuriko Yoshitaka  •  Shirô Namiki

Into a dream (2005)

Low-profile theater troop actor Mutsugoro Suzuki begins an oneiric journey back to his hometown, marked by his quest to find the one responsible of infecting him with a STD.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Sion Sono
CAST:  Tetsushi Tanaka  •  Yûna Natsuo  •  Joe Odagiri  •  Jun Murakami

The Land of Hope (2012)

An old couple, their only son, the son's wife, a young man and his lover live peacefully in a village. Then, a terrifying earthquake strikes that causes a nearby nuclear ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Sion Sono
CAST:  Isao Natsuyagi  •  Naoko Ohtani  •  Jun Murakami  •  Megumi Kagurazaka

Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2013) RT 82% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Jan 2015

In Japan, gonzo filmmakers hatch a three-pronged plan to save an actress's career, end a yakuza war and make a hit movie.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Sion Sono
CAST:  Jun Kunimura  •  Shinichi Tsutsumi  •  Fumi Nikaidô  •  Tomochika

Himizu (2011) RT 94% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Oct 2014

Two teenagers and a group of people made homeless by a tsunami try and make their way in a devastated Japan  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Sion Sono
CAST:  Shôta Sometani  •  Fumi Nikaidô  •  Tetsu Watanabe  •  Mitsuru Fukikoshi

Bicycle Sighs (1991)

Under-achievers Shiro and Keita manage to survive delivering newspapers. They are otherwise on their own since their peers had all left for university three years earlier. ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Sion Sono
CAST:  Sion Sono  •  Masahiro Sugiyama  •  Hiroko Yamamoto

The Room (1992) RT 33% / Audience 46%

DVD release: Dec 2005

A quiet killer is looking for a room. The real state agent, shy and expressionless, guides him through Tokyo, towards the ruins the decadent economy has left behind, in hopes ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Sion Sono
CAST:  Akaji Maro  •  Yoriko Douguchi




Guilty of Romance (2011) RT 69% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Nov 2011

A detective probes the brutal murder of a woman in a red light district while a housewife hides her double life as a prostitute from her husband.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sion Sono
CAST:  Miki Mizuno  •  Makoto Togashi  •  Megumi Kagurazaka  •  Satoshi Nikaido

Be Sure to Share (2009)

Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Sion Sono
CAST:  Akira  •  Eiji Okuda  •  Ayumi Ito  •  Keiko Takahashi

Cold Fish (2010)

Shamoto runs a small tropical fish shop. When his daughter Mitsuko is caught shoplifting at a grocery store a man named Murata steps in to settle things between the girl and ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sion Sono
CAST:  Mitsuru Fukikoshi  •  Denden  •  Megumi Kagurazaka  •  Hikari Kajiwara

Love Exposure (2008) RT 90% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Dec 2011

After Yu's mother dies his father, a priest, only seems to take solace in the confessions of his sons sins causing Yu to partake in various 'sinful' activities to appease him. ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Sion Sono
CAST:  Takahiro Nishijima  •  Hikari Mitsushima  •  Makiko Watanabe  •  Sakura Ando

Hazard (2005) RT Audience 61%

Shin is a Japanese university student living a boring and meaningless life. One day, he spots a book titled Dangerous Ways to Walk the World, in which he finds a page written ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Foreign • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sion Sono
CAST:  Joe Odagiri  •  Jai West  •  Motoki Fukami  •  Hiroyuki Ikeuchi

Strange Circus (2005)

The erotic novelist Taeko is writing a morbid story of a family destroyed by incest, murder and abuse. Her assistant, Yuji, sets on a mission to uncover the reality of this ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sion Sono
CAST:  Rie Kuwana  •  Masumi Miyazaki  •  Mai Takahashi  •  Issei Ishida

Exte (2007)

An aspiring hair dresser (Kuriyama) becomes the infatuation of a tricophilic man who sells hair extensions to nearby hair salons. The source of the hair is the corpse of a ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  Sion Sono
CAST:  Chiaki Kuriyama  •  Megumi Sato  •  Tsugumi  •  Eri Machimoto

0cm4 (2001)

A Japanese indie film, Ocm4 is the philosophical story of a color-blind man called Maeda (Masatoshi Nagase) who decides to have an operation to cure his vision. The problem is ...  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Sion Sono
CAST:  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Kumiko Aso  •  Takuji Suzuki

Kikyû kurabu, sonogo (2006)

Mitsuko Murakami and lover to put the passion to balloon in the hot-air balloon Circle "absent-minded" began, had gathered young people holding a variety of thoughts. But ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Sion Sono
CAST:  Motoki Fukami  •  Yukie Kawamura  •  Tomoharu Hasegawa  •  Hiromi Nagasaku